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The Top 7 Things to Do in New York City during a Rainy Day

Have you have ever planned a trip to New York City and it rained all day? Don’t worry. There are a lot of fun things you can do to escape from the rain. Here is our list of the top 7 things to do in New York City during a rainy day and all of them are indoors!

See a Broadway show

A rainy day is the perfect time to catch a Broadway show. From classics like The Phantom of the Opera to newcomers like Amélie, there are a bunch of exciting shows to choose from. You can also get last minute tickets at a discount at the TKTS booth but please note you will have to wait on a line that is outdoors in Times Square, South Street Seaport or downtown Brooklyn.

Check out a museum

Museum Display
New York City is home to world class museums like the Metropolitan Museum (1000 5th Ave), the American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West & 79th St), the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Ave) and the Museum of Modern Art (11 W 53rd St). With so much to see and to take in, you can easily spend a whole day exploring any of these museums alone.

Shop and dine at the Westfield and Brookfield Mall

The Oculus

The Westfield Mall aka the Oculus has a ton of interesting dining and shopping options like Eataly, the Apple Store and Epicerie Boulud. The Westfield Mall is also connected to the Brookfield Mall for even more dining and shopping options and Century 21 (21 Dey St) is right across the street.

Watch a game or concert at Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden is a landmark steeped in sports and New York City history. Catching a New York Knicks or Rangers game at Madison Square Garden can be a ton of fun if you can get tickets. Also there are huge concerts from time to time that you can keep an eye out for at the venue.

Eat at the Chelsea Market

Dicksons Farmstand Meats hot dogs

If you are a foodie, spending a day at the Chelsea Market is an absolute must. There is something for everyone here and for our recommendations be sure to check out our guide to dining in Chelsea Market.

See the United Nations

It is one thing to learn about the United Nation from a book or website and it is another to actually visit the United Nations. The United Nations offers guided tours and it is perfect way to learn about this important building and organization.

Visit Grand Central Terminal & the New York Public Library

Finally in midtown, there is the Grand Central Terminal and the main branch of the New York Public Library aka Stephen A Schwarzman Building. Both are world famous and these two iconic landmarks are sure to pique your interests. Plus they are only about two blocks from each other.