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Fun Rainy Day Activities To Do On Your Next New York City Trip
Home to some of the most famous museums in the world, the Big Apple is home to the Met, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim.
Visit smaller repositories like the Alice Austen House, the Rubin Museum, or the Hall des Lumières, where the vibrant colors will be a welcome contrast to the gray skies.
The rain doesn't disrupt Broadway shows. Choose from comedies or dramas in big productions or smaller shows throughout the city, known as Off-Broadway.
Show Up
Off-Broadway is a more cutting-edge or experimental theatrical experience, and last-minute, discounted tickets are available at the TKTS booth at Father Duffy Square.
In addition to renowned stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales, the Big Apple has shopping malls like the Westfield World Trade Center in Downtown Manhattan.
Macy's, just one block from the Empire State Building, is a huge department store, standing here since the early 1900s, and was, at one point, the biggest shop in the country.
With both an NBA and a WNBA team, catching a home game is easy during basketball season. Madison Square Garden in Manhattan is the home court of the New York Knicks.
Hoop Dreams
Barclays Center in Brooklyn is the home of the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Liberty, the WNBA team that made it to the finals in 2023.
Terminal 5 in Manhattan hosts many alternative bands. Brooklyn Steel, a former warehouse, is industrial chic and a springboard for many upcoming independent bands.
Get Musical
Go to Beacon Theatre, a city landmark with gorgeous Greek, Roman, and Rococo interiors, for live music and stand-up comedy. A similar vibe is in Brooklyn at the Kings Theatre.