Living in Hong Kong, we are undoubtedly lucky when it comes to weather. When summer comes around we’re used to hiking up mountains and swimming under waterfalls, when we’re not lazing at the beach taking in blissful hot summer rays. Although we don’t experience much of a winter for the most part, there is a time around spring when typhoon season begins and our fun seems to stop as we all sit inside waiting for the drizzle and grey weather to stop.
Weekends don’t have to be boring just because the weather isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, and there is a plethora of amazing activities that Hong Kong has to offer indoors which don’t include drinking in bars on the escalators to fill time. So here is a list of our top 5 things to do in Hong Kong when it’s raining.
Be daring in the escape rooms with Lost Hong Kong
Escape rooms have been on the rise recently, and we totally see we. As a group you’re put into a series of several rooms in which you have to figure out clues and puzzles that help you escape each room. If you’re a 90’s kid think modern day Crystal Maze (without the charming host). You can choose from selected themes to control the difficulty and overall vibe of your escape from Alcatraz. These puzzles are designed to test you mentally, physically and socially so prepare for your fair share of adrenalin as you and your pals work your way through
Where: 5 Matheson St (entrance on Yiu Wa St), Causeway Bay
How much: $150 per person, per game.
Release your inner child at Ryze Trampoline Park
One of the best things about being a kid was running around, jumping and playing without a care in the world. With Ryze and their 18,000 square foot trampoline hall you can go right back to that childhood state of mind by jumping on their 50 interconnected trampolines with basketball hoops, and foam pits that you can somersault in. This is a crowd pleaser for big kids and small kids a like so whether you’re assembling your squad or would like a family day of fun, this is a great option for a rainy day.
Where: 3/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $150 per person for the first hours, more time varies
Enrich your other senses with Dialogue in the Dark
Imagine living in a fast paced city like Hong Kong without your sense of sight. With Dialogue in the Dark you walk through simulated scenes of Hong Kong’s most famous attractions to experience what life is like for the visually impaired. Going on the Star Ferry, going to the movies, eating in a cafe among many other scenes in pitch black darkness allow to grasp how day to day life is accomplished in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. The guide that take you through this experience are also visually impaired and are happy to regale stories of their life being blind. It’s a totally unique experience that allows you to truly appreciate our ability to see, as well as hear stories from those of different walks of life.
Where: Shop 215, 2/F, The Household Centre, Nob Hill, 8 King Lai Path, Mei Foo, Kowloon
How much: 75-minute tours cost $130 on weekdays (closed Mondays) and $160 on weekends and public holidays
If you’ve been with BloomMe long enough you’ll know that we’re strong advocates for spa hopping- shocking, right? If you’re unfamiliar with the term, spa hopping is when you book yourself in for a treatment e.g. mani pedi at a spa that specialises in nails, then book your facial or massage at a spa that specialises in those. Essentially it’s wine tasting but with spas. A great way for you to discover the city’s best spots with either your friends or by yourself if you’re in need of a little more “me time” over the weekend. Learn more about spa hopping here.
Get creative by Art Jamming
Feel like you need some calm from the storms? Art jamming could be a brilliant outlet for a rainy day! What could be better than good friends and a relaxing atmosphere as you let the creative juices flow. Art jamming classes are all over the city so you needn’t travel far in the rainy weather. We love Aura in Causeway Bay; it’s affordable, fun and comes with a free drink- what’s not to love?
Where: 2/F, 18 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: Starts at $210 per person includes a free drink
So now you’ll never be bored on a rainy day and who knows, you might even look forward to them!
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Living in Hong Kong, we are undoubtedly lucky when it comes to weather. When summer comes around we’re used to hiking up mountains and swimming under waterfalls, when we’re not lazing at the beach taking in blissful hot summer rays. Although we don’t experience much of a winter for the most part, there is a time…