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The Best Date Ideas for a Rainy Day

Updated June 14, 2019 8.6k votes 2.2k voters 427.1k views20 items

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What are some ideas for a date on a rainy day? This is a list that ranks the best date ideas for rainy afternoons and stormy nights. Whether a first date, or a night out with someone you've been with for a while, don't let the rain keep you from having a romantic date. Rainy day dates can be some of the most fun. What are the best rainy day date ideas? How about some rainy day activities for couples?

It might seem like the worst case scenario: you've managed to finally secure a date, you've set up a time, and possibly even a place. You go to bed feeling excited. What could go wrong? But when you wake up, it feels like the universe might be out to get you: it's raining.  

Nobody likes to get caught in the rain unless you're in a romcom. For a first date, wet clothes and soaked shoes aren't exactly the most comfortable, let alone flattering, attire. Still, there are many unique date ideas for rainy days. You just have to get creative and make the best out of the night, even if it means sacrificing a romantic sunset picnic for an indoor picnic spiced up with candles and relaxing music. Fortunately, there are plenty of indoor date ideas to go around.

Even if you've been dating each other for a while, a rainy day can put a damper on your relationship. So try one of these rainy date ideas to keep things moving in the right direction.

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    Aquarium Day

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    There's something surprisingly cozy about being in an aquarium when it's raining outside. Check out the sea creatures and then dive into the cafe after your visit.
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    Game Night

    Photo: StylishLensT / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    Whether it's board games or Nintendo, have a blast by challenging each other... a little friendly competition is good for any relationship. Try card games, video games, or even charades.
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    Visit a Museum

    Photo: Daniel Mennerich / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    Whether it's art, history, or science, visiting a museum is a great way to spend the day if you don't want to be at home. Learn about your date's tastes and fascinations while walking through your favorite exhibits.
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    Get Coffee

    Photo: Paul Istoan / flickr / CC-BY-NC 2.0
    Take your date out to an indoor cafe where you can sit by a window and just chat over cappuccinos. It's a relaxing activity that's low key yet thoughtful.
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