Your Friday Faves: Top 10 Rainy Day Activities

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Friday, May 29, 2015
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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- At this point we can all agree on one thing - we are all ready for some sunshine.

But in the meantime, there's still rain in the forecast. So we polled our viewers, and here their suggestions on ways to enjoy the weekend despite it being a washout.

Visit the Museum District

Houston has 19 museums to see and explore, and 10 of them are always free! Most of the others have one day a week where they offer free admission, and the big day is usually Thursday.

Try your hand at Bingo

Head to the bingo hall to see if you can take home the jackpot prize! Viewers recommended Dance Town Bingo on Airline or Family Bingo Center on Crosstimbers!

Go bowling

Who doesn't love a game of bowling? Make sure to visit the Kids Bowl Free site to see if your favorite bowling alley offers free games for kids.

Take a brewery tour

The Houston area is home to several breweries that offer tours and tastings every day! If you're not in the city, you can still get in on the action. Southern Star Brewing Company is located in Conroe and offers free tours on Saturdays, and it's $10 to tour No Label Brewing in Katy on Saturdays.


You don't need perfect weather to perfect your golf game. Take a trip to one of two Topgolf locations where they operate rain or shine. You'll be hitting balls from underneath a canopy, so the weather will never affect your swing!

Head to the movies

Movies are just better on rainy days. Head to the theater to see any of the summer blockbusters, or stop by Redbox on the way home. Or we won't judge you if you have a Netflix bingefest and don't leave the house all weekend.

Take a cooking class

Rainy weather is the perfect time to work on your culinary skills. Sur la Table, Central Market, and Houston-area cooking schools urbanCHEF and Well Done all offer classes for cooks of all ages.

Ice skating in the Galleria

We've all seen the ice rink inside the Galleria, but a rainy day is the perfect day to take advantage of it and lace up your skates. Admission and skate rental is just $15 per skater, and you can skate as long as you'd like! It's open seven days a week!

iFly Indoor Skydiving

You'd never be able to skydive in the rain, until now. Houston is home to two indoor skydiving simulators - one in Memorial and one in The Woodlands. iFly creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. It's also much cheaper than going up in an airplane, but it's still a pricy rainy day activity. Two flights for one person will run you $70, but there are multiple packages available.

Indoor rock climbing

First time climbers and experts alike can all find a place to climb in Houston, with several area indoor rock walls. The Texas Rock Gym was one of the first in the area, and is still one of the most popular locations. A couple more affordable options are Stone Moves in Houston at just $12 for a day pass, while Inspire Rock in Spring is just a few bucks more at $16.