The Best Date Ideas for a Rainy Day

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Vote up the best ideas for rainy day dates

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.

Photo: Theophilos / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

  • 1
    471 VOTES

    Aquarium Day

    Aquarium Day
    Photo: ellenmac11 / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    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.
    471 votes
  • 2
    401 VOTES


    Photo: hherbzilla / flickr / CC-BY-NC 2.0
    Beat the rainy day boredom by going bowling and adding in a little friendly competition. Bowling is a fun and exciting activity that will keep you indoors for hours while the rain passes.
    401 votes
  • 3
    336 VOTES

    Game Night

    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.
    336 votes
  • 4
    544 VOTES

    Movie Night

    Movie Night
    Photo: Kevin H. / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    While seeing a movie on a typical date sounds boring, it's the perfect activity for a rainy night. Either stay in and watch all your favorites or see a new movie, just out in theaters.
    544 votes
  • 5
    231 VOTES

    Order Delivery

    Order Delivery
    Photo: Mark Turnauckas / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    It's okay to be a little lazy on a rainy day. Let someone else do the work for you and order in food while you relax with your date.
    231 votes
  • 6
    293 VOTES

    Visit a Museum

    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.
    293 votes