Despite its nickname, the Sunshine State can sometimes experience dreary rain storms, especially in the summer and fall months. Fortunately, there are plenty of things to do on a rainy day in Gainesville from skating indoors to taking painting classes.

Skate Station Funworks Gainesville

If you’re looking for something fun to do indoors, why not go to Funworks? They have a plethora of activities including go-karting, skating, batting cages, and arcades that will definitely beat the blues on a rainy day. Prices range from $9 to $35 depending on how many activities you want to do, and there are also special offers on certain days of the week.

Splitz Bowling

Located at Funworks, Splitz is the hottest bowling alley in Gainesville! Bring some friends here on a rainy day and get a strike instead of getting bored. Also, home to a video arcade, laser tag, and a bar, Splitz will have you split on deciding what to do next. Happy hours are Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Splitz even has nightly specials like All-You-Can-Bowl on Sundays at only $8 per person.

Alachua County Library

Sometimes the simple things are best when it comes to outings on rainy days. Why not go to the library and sit with a good book for a while until the sun comes out? Alachua County Library also has events like Storytime for children, yoga classes, arts and crafts, and book clubs.

Do Art with Yopp

What better way to relax during a rainy day than quietly painting while hearing the rain pour outside? With a studio fee of only $5 as well as ceramic pieces ranging from $2 to $30, you can paint your own masterpiece for a reasonable price at the Do Art Studio. They offer painting classes and pottery classes, and classes can be reserved for parties as well.

Florida Museum of Natural History

If you’re looking for something more educational to fill your rainy day, why not tour a museum? The Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville will definitely fill up your afternoon as you explore all of the museum's diverse, interesting exhibits. 

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With this list of things to do on a rainy day in Gainesville, you won't be bored during the next downpour.

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