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What to do in New York City When it Rains

September 18 2023

Rain or shine, New York is a metropolis with endless options to explore. If you’re visiting the city this fall or winter, chances are you’ll get caught in a rain shower or two while you’re here. But it doesn’t have to ruin your day! There are plenty of different things you can do to stay dry and still have fun in the city.

Explore World-Class Museums

NYC is home to some of the world’s best museums and a rainy day is the perfect excuse to lose yourself in one of them. From the American Museum of Natural History to the Museum of Modern Art there are endless exhibits and collections across the city to explore.

Broadway Shows

While the majority of people go to Broadway shows in the evening – daytime shows are a great way to save a little money and get out of the rain for a few hours. Whether you’re into musicals, drama, or comedies, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Broadway New York at night with illuminated signs for the individual shows

Go Shopping

New York offers some of the best shopping in the world. From independent boutiques to flagship stores, you can easily spend an entire day shopping to your heart’s content. Whether you’re into luxury, looking for a bargain, or just love to window shop – don’t skip shopping in New York.

Relax in Coffee Shops

There is nothing in the world quite like a proper New York coffee. The Big Apple is home to more coffee shops than you can count, so if you’re a coffee fan don’t miss out on sampling one of New York’s best.

 new york taxis drive through the rain

Explore Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market is a covered food and retail market – and the perfect place to explore on a drizzly day. Boasting artisanal treats, independent boutiques, and some of the best food stalls in the city, it’s easy to spend a whole afternoon inside away from the rain.

Are you visiting New York this fall/winter? The Hotel Beacon offer apartment style suites in the heart of the city, just minutes from some of the Big Apple’s best attractions.