The Wright SitesArchitect Frank Lloyd Wright designed some of his most notable buildings for Los Angeles residents and the tours are inside, but if you know Wright, you know that many of his creations had leaky roofs. Don't be surprised to see plastic tarps and buckets.
How 'Bout a Cuppa?For such an informal place, LA has lots of places to enjoy an afternoon tea, an especially nice thing to do on a rainy day. These are a few of the best spots:
- Huntington Tea Room, San Marino
- Rose Tree Cottage, Pasadena
- Hotel Bel-Air, Beverly Hills
- Peninsula Hotel, Beverly HIlls
- Tudor House, Santa Monica
Go Play InsideIf you can't play outdoors, go to a place that brings outdoor activities inside.
Van's Skateboard Park in Anaheim is as big as a large department store, with an assortment of quarter pipes, banks, handrails, boxes, pyramids and much more to keep your 'boarder busy.
Rain doesn't have to ground your imagination either. Take off into the wild blue yonder in a flight simulator. Air Combat USA in Fullerton operates on a limited schedule every month or try Flightdeck Air Combat Center in Anaheim.
While going to a garden in the rain might seem a little daft, some have nice conservatories and other places to get in out of the rain. Try Huntington Gardens, where you can also explore their library and art galleries.
The Old StandbysThere's nothing new or unusual about going to the movies on a rainy day, but in Los Angeles, it can be an extraordinary experience. The Cinerama Dome takes movie-going to an entirely new level with ambiance almost as much fun as the film. At the historic Grauman's Chinese, seeing the interior is worth the price of a ticket all by itself.
Museums are also a good bet for a watery day. Los Angeles has more museums than almost anyplace in the country.