Here Comes the Rain | Indoor Activities Around the Seacoast

July 26, 2018 / Local News


We all love the summer sunshine, but don’t let the rainy days get you down! There are plenty of activities around town to fill your time, whether you’re enjoying a vacation away, a free weekend with family, or a night out with friends.


Sign Up for a Cooking Workshop

What better way to enjoy a rainy day than to cook up a masterpiece? Stonewall Kitchen in York offers a variety of afternoon and evening classes with an assortment of meals to choose from.


Plan a Paint Night

Even if you’re not much of an artist, everyone can enjoy a guided paint night! Most studios such as Portsmouth’s Art with a Splash and Ogunquit’s Paint Nite even let you bring your own wine to enjoy while you work! We suggest booking a class online or calling ahead to ensure there is space for your group.


Take a Pottery Class

For another creative outlet, look into a local pottery class like Firefly Pottery in Portsmouth or the Red Door Pottery Studio in Kittery. You’ll be happy to take home something that you made with your own hands! (PS. If you’re looking for a wonderful pottery shop, we suggest stopping by Perkins Cove Pottery in Ogunquit).


Visit an Art Gallery

The Seacoast is home to a variety of art galleries that are certainly worth a visit. Some popular spots include Don Gorvett’s Black Bear Fine Arts in Ogunquit and Piscataqua Fine Arts in Portsmouth, or the York Art Association. For a mix of visual exhibits, films, music and more, Portsmouth’s 3S Artspace is a great all-around entertainment venue.


Go See a Performance

Check event calendars in your area to scope out a play or local concert. There’s the Music Hall and Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, the Ogunquit Playhouse and Leavitt Theatre in Ogunquit, and the Star Theatre in Kittery, to name a few.


Explore a Local Museum

The Seacoast is full of intriguing, momentous history, and there are plenty of museums in the area that are dedicated to educating both tourists and local residents. Rainy days are the perfect time to swing by the Ogunquit Museum of Art, the Old York Historical Society, the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum, or Portsmouth’s Moffatt-Ladd House and John Paul Jones House.  For a family friendly “museum,” the Seacoast Science Center in Rye just completed a major renovation with new ocean and marine life exhibits.


There are many other wonderful local business and education centers around the area that we love rain or shine. We would love to hear about some of your favorites!


For more information about the Seacoast area, please contact us at 207.251.4762.