Rain showers are frequent visitors in New Orleans. They are pleasant and bring a wave of happiness with them because they are a much needed respite from the summer heat. However, if you have been planning for a day out and the skies plan to wet the earth, you can get stuck. So we come to you with 5 activities that you can do when it’s raining in New Orleans.

  1.  Visit Audubon Insectarium and Aquarium of the Americas

The Audubon aquarium will help you immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. The Amazon exhibit is truly amazing especially when you know that you are in a mesmerizing space when it’s raining outside.

The Audubon insectarium is also conveniently located in the French Quarter making it a wonderful place to be during the showers.  The creepy crawlies on display will be thrilling.

Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-565-3033

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
423 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-524-2847

  1. Sip frozen Irish coffee at Erin Rose

Nothing gets better at this gloomy weather than a frozen Irish coffee at Erin Rose. This creamy coffee cocktail has the power to turn a rainy afternoon into a happy engagement. If you’re looking to munch on something then you can head back to the Killer Poboys for a sandwich.

Erin Rose
811 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112
+1 504-522-3573
10am – 6pm

  1. Watch films at The Theatres at Canal Place

Canal Place theatres are the highlight of New Orleans when it comes to watching movies. Lie back on the comfortable chairs and see the action/romance/horror unfold on the big screen.

The Theatres at Canal Place 
3rd Floor, 333 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 7013
+1 504-493-6535

  1. Shop at Riverwalk and Canal Place

The Outlet collection at Riverwalk is a great place to be shopping when it’s pouring outside. The outlet retailers such as Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Gap Outlet, Coach are simply amazing. Go to the Shops at Canal Place for shopping from some high end brands.

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
500 Port of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-522-1555
10am – 9pm

  1. Attend a Cajun cooking class

Brush up your cooking skills at the New Orleans School of Cooking and New Orleans Cooking Experience.  You can learn more about Cajun cooking and enjoy what you make, which sounds like a win-win!

New Orleans School of Cooking
524 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 800-237-4841