Rainy Day Plans in Norwalk
April 14, 2015
April showers bring May flowers, but they can feel pretty gloomy unless you establish a rainy day back-up plan. Norwalk is full of indoor attractions and entertainment that are perfect unpredictable spring days. Read on for some rainy day plans in Norwalk, both classic and unique.
Rediscover Your Sense of Wonder and Explore the Ocean Blue
For a unique rainy day date spot, or family fun, the Maritime Aquarium (10 N Water St.) is a wonderful place to get back in touch with your inner child. Explore the wonders of the sea and get to know the sea life of neighboring Long Island Sound–the aquarium's sole focus. View sea otters at play, jellyfish, sea turtles and more as you journey through the aquarium and don’t forget to stop by the “Touch a Shark” exhibit for an unusual thrill.
Step Into the Past and Immerse Yourself in Norwalk’s Rich History
New England has long been known as the nation’s hotbed of history and Norwalk is no exception. Stroll through the romantic Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (295 West Ave.) – a grandiose 19th century residence – or explore the history of our railways at the SONO Switch Tower Museum (77 Washington St.).
Catch and Independent or Classic Film
A trip to the movie theater is a classic rainy day activity, but with its unique cinematic offerings and quaint atmosphere, Garden Cinemas (26 Isaac St.) is a great place to spend a rainy afternoon. Check showtimes here.
Get Your Creative Juices (and the Wine) Flowing
Is the forecast looking dubious? Plan ahead for bad weather, gather a group, and attend a paint party at either Muse Paintbar (55 N Main St.) or Art Plus Studio (14-16 N Main St.). Both facilities offer private and public parties and both allow alcoholic beverages for the over 21-year-olds in your party, but Art Plus Studio is BYOB, while Muse features a bar and small bites menu. If you’re looking for a more serious art immersion, sign up for a one-day art workshop at the Hafner Creative Space (223 Wilson Ave.).
Go On a Redecorating Treasure Hunt
We’ve already written about spring being the perfect time for an apartment makeover, so make it a reality with a trip to the Fairfield County Antique & Design Center (19 Willard Rd.). With an incredible and varied collection of pieces both old and new, you’re sure to uncover home decor treasure at this beloved Norwalk staple.
Sit Back and Relax After Your Rainy Day Adventures
After you’ve had your fill of rainy day fun, grab a drink and relax at a favorite local spot. The Beer Garden (112 Washington St.) is a great spot rain or shine if you’re looking for variety, or head to the Loft Martini Lounge (97 Washington St.) for more sophisticated sipping. Looking for a kid-friendly spot to wind down? Grab a slice at John’s Best Pizza (325 Westport Ave.).
There’s no shortage of things to do in Norwalk, no matter what the weather’s like. Find your dream home at The Waypointe and contact us today.