Things to do in Charleston When it Rains

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Looking for things to do in Charleston when it rains? When you envision a Charleston vacation, chances are you're imagining days spent on the beach or water. Rainy days happen in Charleston and luckily there are plenty of indoor activities to keep everyone occupied. Get crafty in an art class, play with cats while drinking wine, bowl a few games, or catch an improv comedy show. Indoor activities in Charleston are just as fun as those outdoors. 

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AR Workshop is DIY heaven, with group classes and private classes offered. There are many projects to choose from, including centerpiece boxes, framed signs, and pillows! The projects you'll make at AR Workshop use high-quality materials, that will look like you bought them from a store.


Shop for locally-made candles, fragrances, gifts, and accessories. Candlefish also offers BYOB candle-making and essential oil workshops. 


Do you have a love for painting? Or maybe you've always wanted to learn? Join a group for simple and easy to follow instructions, and create your own masterpiece! 


Pounce Cat Cafe+Wine Bar is a place where you can hang out with furry felines, sip on boozy beverages, and indulge in delicious pastries. The Cafe has teamed up with the Charleston Animal Society, so if at the end of your visit you've fallen in love with your new feline friend, you can take them home with you!


The Alley goes beyond bowling — it is a "one-stop entertainment hub" with eight bowling lanes, three bars featuring craft beer and great bartenders, a full kitchen with unique American classics, retro arcade games, and multiple TVs for all of the top games. 


The Gibbes Museum of Art is Charleston's only visual arts museum, and houses the foremost collection of American art that incorporates the story of Charleston. 


Theatre 99 is "Charleston's Home For Improv Comedy." They also host sketch and stand up, cabaret, and music.