Fun Indoor Activities for Rainy Seattle Days

Now that we have officially crossed over into post daylight savings Autumn, those rainy Seattle days are feeling grayer and darker. With the beautiful autumn leaves everywhere you look, breaking out your favorite fall sweaters, and enjoying warm harvest meals, it does seem to be the coziest time of the year! You know we love those clear crisp autumn days spent hiking and enjoying all of the nature Northwest has to offer! There are SO many incredible things to enjoy outdoors during the fall.


While we love the gorgeous hikes full of fall colors, and slow days spent at home this time of year,  sometimes it can be hard to know how to spend your evenings and weekend in the fall when it’s grey and rainy! Truthfully, a lot of us Seattelites are known for braving the rain and still enjoying the nature, but it does get a little soggy and gloomy sometimes. Luckily for us, the greater Seattle area is full of fantastic indoor activities that will get you through these rainy days!

Here are some of our favorite things to do when it’s best to stay inside! 


Explore a Museum 

Is there anything better than wandering through a museum on a rainy day!? Seattle is full of art, culture, and beauty. From the stunning Chihuly Glass museum to the Seattle Aquarium, there really is an opportunity for everyone!  We love that museums can be a great afternoon if you're on a date, or spending the day with your kids. It really is a great way to learn and connect with art! Below are a few of our favorite museums:

Seattle Art Museum

General ticket: $24.95 (discounts for seniors, veterans, students, teens, children, members)

Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM

Thursday 10 AM – 9 PM

Friday 10 AM – 5 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

Museum of Flight

Tickets: $24 (discounts for seniors, military and veterans, students)

FREE the first Thursday of each month

Open daily from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Museum of Pop Culture

Tickets: $26 (discounts for seniors, military and veterans, students, kids, members)

Open daily from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

Tickets: $26 (discounts for seniors, king county residents, youth, and children)

Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 6:00pm

Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm

Seattle Aquarium

Tickets: $29 (discounts for youth, children, members)

9:30am–5pm daily

Bellevue Arts Museum

Tickets: $15 (discounts for military, veterans, students, teens, children, members)

Free first Friday of the month

Wednesday - Sunday 11am – 5pm

Seattle Children's Museum

Tickets: $11.50 (discounts for seniors, military, children, infants)

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm


See a Show

Seattle has an incredible theater and music scene. With epic venues like the Paramount theater, and Benaroya Hall, there is a beautiful culture of performing art all throughout Seattle. We love getting to see these beautiful and fun shows especially during cozy and cold evenings! It’s a great way to spend some time with your friends and family and, of course, get out of the rain!

Here are some upcoming shows that you won’t want to miss this fall and winter season!


5th Avenue Theater

November 23-December 30

Tickets from $40

The Lion King

The Paramount Theater

December 13-January 6

Tickets from $95

Tu Dance and Bon Iver 

Paramount Theater

December 5-6

Tickets from $55

Michael Carbonaro live

Paramount Theater

December 1

Tickets from $65

Celtic Women

Benaroya Hall

December 11

Tickets from $75


Visit Beautiful Tasting Rooms in Woodinville

One of our absolute favorite things is enjoying an evening with friends at some of the beautiful indoor tasting rooms in Woodinville! Sure, warm summer days are perfect for spending the day hitting 5 of your favorite smaller wineries, but the autumn and winter is perfect for cozying into one or two of the bigger wineries that have large indoor tasting rooms! We also love that Woodinville has incredible places to settle in for a long autumn dinner with friends!

DeLille Cellars

$20 tasting

Tasting Room Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Columbia Winery 

$15 tasting

Tasting Room Hours:

11am-6pm daily, and until 7pm on Fridays

Chateau Ste Michelle

$20 tasting

Tasting Room Hours:

Daily 10:00am-5:00pm

We hope these amazing indoor activities give you a fall and winter season full of culture, community, and fun! Looking for other fun things to do this season? Head over to our local events page to check out all of the fun things to do in and around Seattle each week!