When you wake up to April showers pouring down outside, you’ve got a decision to make: Do you stay put in the blanket you’re currently wrapped up in, or do you use the lousy weather as an excuse to check out the city’s best indoor activities? If you’re into the latter, consider these 19 reasons to look forward to a gloomy forecast.
1. Do Some Star Gazing
It’s tough to do under cloud coverage, so head to the Adler Planetarium for the ultimate visibility.
Whether you were over-served last night or just need a pick-me-up, Old Town’s IVME Wellness + Performance Center has a treatment that’ll get you feeling like a million bucks in under 90 minutes.
7. Brighten Someone’s Day
A selfless act of kindness—say by sending your loved one a burlap-wrapped bouquet from Flowers for Dreams or an expertly curated gift bundle from Foxtrot—does double duty of showing a friend you care and makes you feel a bit more cheerful, too.
8. Freshen Up Your Spring Wardrobe
Rainy weather calls for retail therapy, and no place beats the 900 North Michigan Shops—Bloomingdale’s, Club Monaco, Gucci, and Michael Kors are all under one roof.
9. Pamper Yourself with a Spa Day
While you’re in the 900 North Michigan building, head downstairs to Mario Tricoci for a beauty treatment. Massages, facials, haircuts—you name it, they’ve got it.