Rainy days sure can dampen your plans if you’re unprepared. Although Lehigh Valley is abundant with natural beauty and picturesque photo opps, there are plenty of indoor activities and things to do on a rainy day. Don’t let gray skies stop you from enjoying all the region has to offer! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite solutions to cure the rainy day blues - no matter what your age.
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Let the kids (and kids at heart) tap into their creative side at the Crayola Experience (30 Centre Sq., Easton, PA). Located in downtown Easton, this attraction is filled with 25+ hands-on exhibits that will help you discover the magic of color. While exploring the four floors of fun, you can also catch a demo to see how crayons are made by the millions just a few miles up the road at one of Crayola’s main factories.
Feeling inspired after a day of color? Check out the Allentown Art Museum’s (31 N. Fifth St., Allentown, PA) impressive collection of work. Pieces from the permanent collection span more than 2,000 years of cultural heritage, giving visitors a unique mix of European Renaissance and Baroque paintings, contemporary art, and even a replica of a library designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It's also worth mentioning, the museum is entirely free to enter.
Get your game face on
Perhaps you want to stretch your legs and enjoy some action-packed fun after being cooped up inside. Challenge your friends to a game of ultra-immersive laser tag at Lehigh Valley Laser Tag (874 Marcon Blvd., Allentown, PA) and race each other at high speeds around the track at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix (649 S. 10th St., Allentown, PA). Or, get your brain in gear by attempting to beat the clock in one of four different escape rooms at Captured Lehigh Valley - Bethlehem or Allentown.
Consider exploring the handcrafted side of Lehigh Valley. On weekdays, make your way to C.F. Martin & Co. (510 Sycamore St., Nazareth, PA), home of world-famous acoustic guitars. Stroll through the museum for glimpses at various models, including displays to honor the artists who created music history such as Gene Autry, Johnny Cash, Elvis, and more.
Quench your thirst
Worked up a thirst? Why not check out the extensive libations scene in Lehigh Valley? Hop-heads will want to sample their way through top-ranked breweries including Weyerbacher, Two Rivers, Bonn Place Brewing, Yergey Brewing Company, and more. If you’re in the mood for a glass of wine, be sure to plan stops along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, as well as to local vineyards including Folino Estate, Vynecrest, Galen Glen, and others. Or, partake in a handcrafted cocktail with spirits from local distillers Social Still, Eight Oaks, Triple Sun, and more.