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What is There to Do in Chicago When it's Raining?

10/17/14 | by

So you’ve heard Chicago is the Windy City, but who said anything about it being rainy?! Well with wind comes rain, but that doesn’t mean a vacation to Chicago needs to be all hotel room… there are plenty of thing to do in Chicago when it’s gray and rainy! Spring in Chicago does seem to bring with it some spring showers, so enjoy our list of top things to do in Chicago in the rain. The list includes things to do inside, great museums to visit, and top even a few tour ideas that are good for rainy days in the Windy City.

Indoor things to do in Chicago

1.) See a show: Shows in Chicago are great whether it’s rainy or not, but might as well save the nice days for outdoor activities and enjoy a show on rainy Chicago days. Comedy Sportz in Chicago is an awesome day to escape the rainy weather and laugh up a storm. They do improv and perform on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

2.) Concerts in Chicago: Chicago always brings in incredible acts, so check the Chicago events calendar to see if there are any upcoming concerts that you might want to see. Upcoming concerts include Bombay Bicycle Club, Aretha Franklin, Haim and Neko Case. Make it one to remember and arrive in style in a limousine. Here is a list of top transportation companies in the area:

Top museums for rainy days

1.) Shedd Aquarium: There aren’t many places you can escape the rain while still enjoying the beauty of water! Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is the biggest indoor aquarium in the world, so forget about the wetness outside and enjoy it indoors. Enjoy discounts by using Chicago Go Card.

2.) Adler Planetarium: Learn about the universe and enjoy the wonders of space at Adler Planetarium. The planetarium was built in 1930, and remains a top visited attraction in Chicago.

Tours to do in the rain in Chicago

1.) Chicago Detours: Chicago Detours offers a great way to escape the rainy weather while still learning about the interesting world of Chicago architecture. Loop Interior Architecture Tour provides patrons with interesting history and part Pedway (to stay out of the rain). Find more information here.

2.) Bus Tours: Wondering how to explore Chicago in the rain? Bus tours offer the best way to see all you want to see without being one of those tourists wearing a trash bag. Expect great information and dry clothes. Our favorite company is See It All! Chicago Mini Bus Tours, just because it’s educational, informative, and the buses are comfortable.