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10 Rainy Day Activities in Maryland

10 Rainy Day Activities in Maryland

From rolling mountains to lively waterfronts, our state is known for its beautiful outdoors. But there’s plenty of indoor fun to be had, too. Don’t wait for perfect weather to get out and explore—buckle up and try these rainy day activities in Maryland.

Dinner Show – Medieval Times

Time travel to the 11th century is made possible alongside a delicious dinner and show at Medieval Times. While Medieval Times is located in Hanover, you’ll be transported to medieval Spain where you will root for knights defending the honor of the kingdom. You will even get to witness Maryland’s state sport of jousting!

Art Museum – American Visionary Art Museum

There is no museum more colorful than the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. You’ll leave behind the gray, rainy skies and instead be surrounded by glistening mosaics and imaginative sculptures.

front of museum
Photo Credit: American Visionary Art Museum

Nowhere else will you find a fifteen-foot pink poodle and family of robots to brighten your day. Don’t forget to visit the extravagant museum store for ironic, humorous, and unique keepsakes.  

Trampoline Park – Sky Zone

A rainy day doesn’t have to keep you from the joy of jumping on a trampoline. Thanks to Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park, people of all ages can jump, play, and fly no matter the weather. 

kids jumping
Photo Credit: Sky Zone

Sky Zone offers many options for high energy fun, including a foam pit to dive into, a ninja warrior course to conquer, and a trampoline dodgeball court for some friendly competition. Check out one of seven locations in Maryland.

Pottery Painting – Amazing Glaze 

The rain can serve as inspiration for your future self-made masterpiece at Amazing Glaze. At Amazing Glaze, you’ll be able to choose from hundreds of pre-made pottery to paint, including mugs, bowls, vases, animal figurines, and other types of decor. The Amazing Glaze art studio also offers glass fusing, mosaic making, and canvas painting. 

Theatre Performance – Hippodrome Theatre

Instead of watching a movie at home, you can opt for a more immersive experience by seeing a Broadway show, dance performance, or concert at the Hippodrome Theatre.

actors on stage
Photo Credit: Hippodrome Theatre

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the Hippodrome has been entertaining and enchanting Maryland audiences for 100 years.

Casino – MGM Hotel & Casino

A rainy day can be a lucky one when you decide to go to the MGM Hotel & Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland. As a Four Diamond-rated hotel, you can even enjoy an overnight stay. The casino offers table games, sports lounges, slots, and more. In addition to the casino itself, the hotel offers multiple restaurants with cuisines from around the world, cocktail lounges, and a spa.

Coffee Shop – Ceremony Coffee Roasters

With eight locations throughout Baltimore, Annapolis, and Bethesda, you will never be too far from the peaceful, casual, and aesthetically pleasing vibes of Ceremony Coffee Roasters. There are plenty of menu items to choose from that will complement your favorite coffee and espresso drinks.

Photo Credit: Ceremony Coffee

Invite your friends and tell them to bring a book, their laptop, and good conversation while you enjoy the sound of rain from inside. 

Aquarium – National Aquarium

By visiting the National Aquarium you will get an indoor and under the sea adventure all in one. From dolphins to sharks, fishes, turtles, and more, you’ll befriend thousands of sea creatures found in our local waters and beyond. You can make your visit even more memorable by touring the animal rescue center, dropping by dolphin training, and watching a 4D movie. Hours and parking directions can be found on their website

Modern Arcade – Stratosphere Social

There is only one place where you can find ax throwing, a roller coaster simulator, and a full-service bar and dining all under one roof. Stratosphere Social in Eldersburg, Maryland seeks to create a community-focused venue full of indoor group fun.

adults playing cornhole
Photo Credit: Stratosphere Social

Perfect for a rainy day, the venue uniquely has an “indoor backyard” with artificial grass, lawn furniture, cornhole, and other backyard favorites. Grab your friends and enjoy hours of entertainment without having to leave the building. 

Mini Golf – Monster Mini Golf

In Gaithersburg, Columbia, and Towson, Maryland it can feel like Halloween any time of year when you visit Monster Mini Golf. The indoor entertainment facility features glow-in-the-dark mini golf, ropes course, laser tag, bowling, and virtual reality attractions. Not only will you be navigating unique obstacles to get a hole-in-one, but you’ll also go on a monster adventure with a built-in storyline told by animated characters. 

Lead Photo: Medieval Times

About the Author

Dom is a world traveler turned part-time van lifer who loves brunch, the outdoors, and road trips. She is an educator and writer passionate about access and inclusion in travel. You can follow her van life travels on her Instagram @DomBriana.

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