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What to do in New Orleans When it Rains? 10 Best Activities for a Rainy Day

Don't let it rain on your parade!

New Orleans gets some sort of precipitation, rain, snow, sleet, or hail, an average of 108 days per year. That means there's a 30% chance of precipitation each day in the city.

But never fear: the fun doesn't stop, not even in the rain. A little rain never killed anyone, or as the people in New Orleans would say, a little rain never stopped the party! A rainy day in New Orleans is the perfect time to visit one of the historical museums, tour the aquarium, or bar hop. Keep reading to discover the ten best rainy day activities in New Orleans; we promise that your rainy day out in the Big Easy will be one of your funnest, most memorable days, yet. 
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Edgar Degas Historic House & Home Breakfast & Tour

#1 - Visit The Edgar Degas Historic House & Home for Breakfast & a Tour

Looking for some fun history and a taste of authentic New Orleans culture? The Degas House is a great place to start. The Degas House offers a traditional Creole breakfast and a tour of our world famous site, where the famous painter created many of his most celebrated works. Reservations are required for tours, so book your place in advance.

The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. It includes a choice of breakfast with a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa tour of Edgar Degas' home, museum, courtyard, studio, and a viewing of the award-winning documentary, "Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn."

Degas House Creole Breakfast & Tour Hours:

Tours start daily at 9 am

Degas House Creole Breakfast & Tour Pricing:

Book your breakfast & tour here!
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Brunch at Brennan's

#2 - Indulge in a Classic New Orleans Breakfast at Brennan's

Brennan's is a New Orleans original restaurant that has been feeding hungry stomachs since 1946. The Creole menu was influenced by New Orleans' heritage of French and Spanish ancestry. The restaurant is the perfect mix between the Old and New World. Reservations are required and open 30-days in advance.

Brennan's Hours:

Breakfast/Lunch: Thurs - Mon | 9 am - 2 pm
Dinner: Thurs - Sun | 6 pm - 10 pm
Bubbles at Brennan's Happy Hour: Thurs - Sun | 2 pm - 6 pm & Mon | 9 am - 2 pm

Brennan's Pricing:

Entrees start at $23
Check out the full menu here!
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National WWII Museum New Orleans

#3 - have your mind blown at the national wwii museum

Did you know that the National WWII Museum is in New Orleans? Well, now you do! A rainy day is a perfect time to learn about United States history and honor our military service members who have fought for the happy lives we to live today. The museum highlights special topics such as Women in WWII, African Americans in WWII, WWII Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Eastern Front. Learn more at the museum!

National WWII Museum Hours:

Open seven days a week, 9 am - 5 pm. We are closed on Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

National WWII Museum Pricing:

Adults - $31.50
Seniors (65+) - $26.50
Military - $19
Student - $19
Child (5-18) - $19
Child (under 5) - Free
WWII Veteran - Free
Book your tickets here!
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New Orleans Brewery Tour

#4 - Drink the Day Away on a New Orleans Brewery Tour

A brewery tour is a great way to spend a rainy day! At New Orleans Brewery Tours, the experience begins in Downtown New Orleans, where a luxury van picks you up. The tour then includes a 7-mile bar hop. The tour features 3 leading breweries, Urban South, Port Orleans, and NOLA Brewing. The guided tour includes the history of brewing in New Orleans, the brewing process, and taste testing!

New Orleans Brewery Tour Hours:

Mon-Sun | 4 pm - 7 pm

New Orleans Brewery Tour Pricing:

Adult - $79
Youth Ride Along - $39
Book your tour here!
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Tipitina's New Orleans

#5 - Listen to the Best Local Tunes in New Orleans at Tipitina's

Welcome to the best place to listen to local music in New Orleans, Tipitina's! All Tipitina's concerts are only standing room, so be prepared to get cozy with your new friends. Additionally, all concerts are 18 and up unless otherwise noted. The concert schedule varies but can be found on their website here! You can purchase tickets online or at the box office.

Tipitina's Hours:

Hours vary depending on the concert

Tipitina's Pricing:

Cost varies depending on the concert
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The Chloe New Orleans

#6 - Watch the Storm & Enjoy a Cocktail on the Front Patio of The Chloe

The Chloe is the epitome of class and sophistication. Just imagine sitting on the patio of the glorious 19th-century style home with a cocktail in hand while watching a passing storm. Sounds dreamy! Rainy days have never been better.

The Chloe Hours:

Open daily

The Chloe Pricing:

Drinks start at $10
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Mid City Lanes Rock N' Bowl

#7 - Dust off your Bowling Shoes & Head to Mid City Lanes Rock N' Bowl

Bowling is one of the best activities for a rainy day in New Orleans. It's an activity that almost everyone enjoys and can accommodate a small or large group. Call Mid City Lanes Rock N‘ Bowl to check availability for the day!

Mid City Lanes Rock N' Bowl Hours:

Sun | 4 pm - 8 pm
Mon | Closed
Tues-Weds | 5 pm - 10 pm
Thurs | 5 pm - 11 pm
Fri | 5 pm - 12 am
Sat | 4 pm - 12 am

Mid City Lanes Rock N' Bowl Pricing:

$25/hr per lane
$1 shoe rental
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Reyn Studios Power Yoga New Orleans

#8 - Take a Class at Reyn Studios Power Yoga

Maybe your idea of a great rainy day is relaxing! If so, a yoga class at Reyn Studios Power Yoga is the perfect activity for you. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there is a class for you at this studio! Check out the full calendar of classes here.

Reyn Studios Power Yoga Hours:

Sat-Sun | 8:30 am - 12 pm
Mon - Thurs | 6 am - 7:30 pm
Fri | 6 am - 12 pm

Reyn Studios Power Yoga Pricing:

$25 per class (includes mat & towel rentals)
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#9 - Test Your Luck at New Orleans Harrah's Casino

What better way to spend a rainy day than by testing your luck at a casino? Enjoy games, drinks, and potentially big rewards at Harrah's Casino! Over 125 slots at the casino range from $0.01 to $100 apiece. You'll never find yourself bored here!

New Orleans Harrah's Casino Hours:

24/7 - 365 days

New Orleans Harrah's Casino Pricing:

A significant loss or a big gain, only time will tell!
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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

#10 - Visit One of the Best Aquariums in the Nation: Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Have you ever touched a shark? Well, you'll get a chance at the Audubon Aquarium. This highly-rated aquarium includes a shark touch pool, allowing you to pet a baby shark! Additionally, you can visit rare neon-colored frogs, jaunty penguins, sea otters, and even a while alligator!

Audubon Aquarium of Americas Hours:

Thurs - Mon | 10 am - 5 pm

Audubon Aquarium of Americas Pricing:

Non-Member Adult (13-64) - $27
Non-Member Senior (65+) - $22
Non-Member Child (2-12) - $22