It looks like April’s showers might be starting a couple months early this year in Waco… But don’t let that stop you from having a great time. If you’re feeling a little restless inside your abode and you’re looking for something fun to do, check out these 10 things to do on a rainy day in Waco and make sure that your night is still a great one.
Play putt putt at Lunar Golf
If you’ve yet to venture into the Lunar Golf course at Richland Mall, you’re in for a treat. Dowsed in black light, this place is straight from the 80s with all kinds of neon colors. Not to mention, putt putt just rocks and is equally as fun as an adult as it was as a kid. And if you finish quickly, you’ve got a whole mall to explore still.
Go bowling at AMF Lanes
Another great past time, bowling is too often forgotten. Especially on Tuesday nights here in Waco, AMF Lanes offers $2 bowling, $2 beers, and $2 shoes. Possibly one of the best deals in town, this is a great late night activity where you can crush a few beers, hopefully some pins, and walk away not crushing your wallet.
Jump around at Urban Air Adventure Park
Let’s keep your childhood’s memory lane going with an indoor trampoline park. They’ve got foam pits, basketball trampoline courts, and everything else you might hope. Not as much of a young professionals place but if you’ve got kids you can tell the spouse to do it for the children and go have a pretty dang good time yourself.
Chill in a booth at Pinewood Roasters
As cliche as it might be, there’s nothing better than sipping on a warm cup of coffee and watching the rain pour outside. Pinewood has some sweet floor to ceiling windows that create the perfect ambiance.
Hunt for your next vinyl at Spin Connection
Waco may not be home to Waterloo Records but Spin Connection is pretty amazing. Owned locally and run by a father-son duo, this place has a decent coverage of genres and decades. If you’re looking for the timeless classics or the newest Ed Sheeran album, this place probably has it.
Grab a brew at Dancing Bear
The best part about this one is that you can bring your own board games and take over a booth for a couple hours with friends for a fun long night out. Enjoy a cold pint while conquering your friends in a game of Catan.
Sip some wine at the Wine Shoppe
If beers not your thing, Waco has plenty of great wineries around town. Wine Shoppe is a phenomenal choice but if you want to try something new, there’s plenty of others like the Grape, Waco Winery, and Valley Mills Vineyard that are worth visiting as well.
Explore the stacks for a great read at Brazos Books
If you’ve yet to check out the Brazos Books over by Schmaltz on Valley Mills and Bosque Blvd, then there is no better time than now. You can find some real gems hidden away in this tiny store. And let’s be honest, what is better than reading while its raining outside.
Try to escape at Waco Escape Rooms
Love puzzles and looking for a challenge? Whether you’re a group of two or 10, Waco Escape Rooms is a great activity and a pretty challenging for most visitors. See if you’re one of the few that can crack the code and defeat the clock.
Go to a movie at the Hippodrome
Almost nothing is better than a movie on a rainy day. Make a date night out of it and go grab dinner before in their upstairs restaurant. They’re playing When Harry Met Sally for the next two nights which let’s be honest, is an amazing win.
And if all else fails, get some friends and go play a game of mud football in a nearby field. Cause that’s truly the best way to spend a rainy day. Stay dry out there, Waco!