While Los Angeles is known for its sunshine and year round great weather, there are atleast a few days a year when the skies open up and it rains. Luckily though, there are plenty of fun things to do when it rains in Southern California. From indoor skydiving to cooking classes and dance lessons, some of the Southland’s best activities are completely weather-proof.
1032 N. Spaulding Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Feast on tantalizing cuisine while learning how to replicate mouth-watering recipes at home. Cozy cooking classes at EATZ utilize seasonal ingredients and include a surprise appetizer, as well as wine pairings or cocktails made from scratch. From a month-long culinary series to a three-hour course on quick yet delicious meals (think Crab and Applewood Smoked Bacon Mac and Cheese), EATZ has something for every epicure.
The Original Pantry
877 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fluffy pancakes, hearty comfort food or a hot cup of joe will warm you from head to toe at The Original Pantry. Open 24-7, this world-famous diner now owned by former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan hasn’t closed its doors once since 1924.
3rd Street Dance
8558 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Not in the mood for a soggy run? Dust off your dancing shoes and perfect your moves at 3rd Street Dance. Argentine tango, salsa, swing, ballroom and even wedding prep classes certainly beat a boring afternoon at the gym.
Universal Studios City Walk
Universal City, CA 91608
First-time and seasoned skydivers can leave the rain – and gravity – behind at iFly Hollywood. For a small fee, the popular Earn Your Wings package gets you two indoor flights in a vertical wind tunnel, which is equivalent to the flight time of three tandem skydives.
6360 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
It may be raining but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a great movie at one of Los Angeles’ best movie theaters, Arclight Cinemas. This 14-screen multiplex is located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood and features stadium seating as well as optimal sound and picture presentation for you to enjoy some of the latest movies.
Peterson Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Whether you’re a car enthusiast or not, a day at the Petersen Automotive Museum is fascinating and fun. Spend your rainy day viewing Robert E. Petersen’s automotive collection at the Petersen Automotive Museum. As creator of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines, it’s no surprise that you’ll be able to see everything from his 1925/34 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe “Round Door Rolls” to a 1942/46 Lincoln Presidential Limousine used by presidents Roosevelt and Truman.
Tea At The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108
When it’s soaking wet outside, why not visit the grounds of the beautiful Huntington Library and try out the Rose Garden Tea Room. Spend an afternoon enjoying the cultural resources of the library and then head over to the Tea Room. Situated in the middle of the botanical gardens, the Team Room and Cafe offers a variety of options including traditional English tea as well as light snacks, lunch and delicious desserts. The Team Room overlooks three acres of roses and is a perfect setting for a rainy day. Enjoy a pot of brewed tea and a basket of freshly baked scones as well as finger sandwiches, imported and domestic cheeses and more. Reservations are required so make sure to call ahead of time.
Los Angeles County Museum Of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
With more than 100,000 objects from various time periods on display, there’s no better time than a rainy day to explore the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As the largest art museum in the western United States, LACMA is constantly debuting new exhibitions. Spend a day exploring the grounds and study their new exhibits.
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