The weather in New Jersey can be unpredictable. One minute it's sunny and warm; the next, it's pouring down rain. But that doesn't mean you have to stay inside. From cat cafés to vaudeville-style revues, we've compiled a list of the 10 best rainy-day activities in New Jersey so that you can still enjoy yourself even when the weather isn't cooperating.
iPlay America is the perfect place to go when the weather doesn't cooperate. It has bumper cars, go-karts, laser tag, and video games to keep you busy. They also have a bar and grill so you can grab a bite to eat while you're there!
If you're looking for something to do on a rainy day, why not check out The Newark Museum of Art? Enjoy 80 galleries of world-class exhibitions, journey to the stars in their famous Planetarium, and stroll through their beautiful sculpture garden.
At the Cape May Brewing Company, you can escape the storm and experience a boozy brewing tour. Their tasting room is one of the largest and most accessible in the state, and you can also visit their gift shop, “The Brewtique."
The Art School at Old Church provides a place for artists of all levels to explore their creativity and interact with their peers. They have two galleries open to the public and offer many classes that will help you pass the time on rainy days.
When the rain is falling outside and you're feeling blue, visiting Catsbury Park can help put your mind at ease. Pet the resident cats and enjoy a cup of tea as you relax in this cozy cat café. If you fall in love with one of the purring felines, Catsbury Park can help facilitate an adoption.
The Canvas & Grapes Experience, voted the best Paint and Sip studio in the Tri-State area, delivers a chance to escape the weather and explore your artistic side. Bring your favorite wines and snacks and create a masterpiece with friends.
Try replacing rain drizzle with chocolate drizzle! 2 Chicks with Chocolate offers chocolate-making classes where guests can craft chocolaty compositions. To reserve a spot in one of the upcoming lessons, register at least 24-hours beforehand.
This is a dreamy way to beat the rain! American Dream is the largest indoor water park in North America—so bring your swimsuit, towel, and the whole family.
Adventure Aquarium is a great place to spend a gloomy day with the whole family. Visitors are encouraged to touch sharks, sting rays, and other sea creatures — and walk right through a shark tunnel.
If you get rained out near Lavallette, head over to The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe. Indulge in a vaudeville-style Broadway revue with your Stars & Stripes Sundae.