Traveling in cloudy or rainy weather can put a downer on your holiday. Luckily Budapest has plenty of fun things to do to keep you busy and entertained even when it’s looking gloomy outside.
Don’t be upset, take it as a chance to explore unique things that this city has to offer (and visit places your friends haven’t been to yet)!
Shopping at Nyugati Underground
Nyugati Underground is a maze of little inexpensive shops that, much like the name suggests, are accessible directly through the underground metro system. There you can purchase plenty of goods such as books, funky leggings, thrift shop treasures, and more at very affordable prices. The underground is also connected to West End Mall where you can find all major stores if you’re looking for brand name gear.
At the Zoo Cafe, you get to play with a bunch of different animals while you enjoy something to drink and maybe even a dessert. They’ve got all sorts of animals ranging from hedgehogs to snakes and lizards to cats and rabbits. This activity is really fun way to spend an afternoon on a rainy day.
Going to the movies is a rainy day classic. CorvinMozi is a hungarian retro style movie theatre. Not only is the building itself an architectural gem, but this is a perfect way to fully immerse yourself into Hungarian culture. Although most of the films presented are in hungarian, they’ve always got an english film playing (either original audio or subtitles).
An escape room is a great activity for small groups of friends, students or even a cheeky hen party activity! Locked inside a room, the group must work together to solve puzzles using clues and objects in order to find a key and set themselves free. Each room has a different theme and different set of challenges. Once you’ve made it out alive you can enjoy a cold beer at a neighboring bar. This is a fun way to start an evening of festivities in Budapest!
Budapest is one of the few places in Central Europe where you can visit a shooting range. ERVA gun club set up in an underground bunker where you can shoot a variety of guns with the guidance of english speaking experts. After all the triggers have been pulled, the club throws in a complimentary beer in their bunker bar, which is probably why this one is a stag group fav!
Drinking mulled wine in a nice coffee shop or tea house!
Nothing beats a warm beverage on a rainy day so why not visit one of Budapest’s many independent tea houses. These beautifully decorated spaces are little nooks of warmth and comfort, especially when enjoying some organic teas or, if you’re feeling festive, mulled wine, a hungarian specialty. Our suggestions for the cutest and coziest tea houses are Sirius Teaház and Green Turtle!
Staying indoors isn’t always a bad thing! Hopefully this list inspired you to take advantage of the bad weather and make the most of your time in Budapest!
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