We've found 18 fun things to do in Hong Kong when it rains to keep you happy – and dry.
We love the great outdoors in the city. From hiking trails to the best beaches, to outlying islands around Hong Kong, there’s so much to explore. However, when the rain hits (and it often does!), other plans need to be made swiftly to avoid disappointment. So, here are some great things to do in Hong Kong when it rains.
Rain, rain, go away! Fun things to do in Hong Kong when it rains
1. Go bowling
No matter the weather, a good bowling sesh is always fun! First, you’ll be in an entirely covered bowling alley. Secondly, you can show your friends your competitive side, one of which they may have been blissfully unaware of. Thirdly, how satisfying is it to get a strike, or even better – a spare despite a split?!
Check out all the awesome bowling alleys in Hong Kong.
2. Enjoy an exciting group hang at an escape room
Love solving puzzles? Lost HK offers a range of reality escape rooms for curious players to live out their thriller fantasy in a variety of themed rooms. Find clues and work out the puzzles with your teammates, and when you get out of that locked room, it almost feels like the greatest accomplishment ever.
Lost HK has multiple branches across Hong Kong.
3. Jump about at Ryze Hong Kong
As Hong Kong’s first trampoline park, Ryze has over 7,000 square feet of trampolines available for kids and adults to bounce on. Whether you’re into something more extreme or less challenging, there is something for you, including their ninja obstacle course, foam pits, and more.
Ryze (Hong Kong), 3/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2337 8191
4. Attend a murder mystery party by Harbour Secrets
Want an unconventional dinner party? Harbour Secrets organises interesting murder mystery dinners for private and corporate clients. In groups, players will be assigned roles, in which one of them will be secretly playing the murderer and the rest will have to figure out who the criminal is. If you’re looking for things to do in Hong Kong when it rains (or even when it’s sunny), this is a great way to have some fun with your friends.
Find out more about Harbour Secrets online.
5. Groove to some live music
Staying dry from the rain doesn’t mean you have to stay dry dry… We mean, why not order a tipple or two at a bar or club with live music and just relax while the storm rages outside?
Take a look at our favourite live music venues in Hong Kong.
6. Sing karaoke
If you’re loud and proud, sing a selection of cheesy (but amazing) Cantopop and English songs at Red MR, one of the most beloved local karaoke bars. It also serves an array of food for when you and your friends get hungry.
Read more about karaoke bars in Hong Kong.
Red MR has several locations in Hong Kong.
7. Test your wits at a board game cafe
Not only does Sweet & Fun Cafe make delicious coffee and food, it also provides an amazing variety of board games for customers to play, including card games like UNO, as well as mystery and deduction board games. In the mood to rack your brains? This is best thing to do in Hong Kong when it rains.
Sweet & Fun Cafe, 2/F, Katherine Centre, 53-55 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3482 3992
8. Play some pool
Rally the troops and gather at a pool table when it’s raining outside. Grab a beer, nibble on some snacks, and make sure that everyone is on the same page about the rules before you break it down.
Here’s where you can play pool in Hong Kong.
9. Battle zombies and skeletons in a VR game
Wanna escape the rainy reality? Sandbox VR brings the fun with different missions for you and your friends to complete. Fight zombies and toxic rats in a rundown castle, or battle it out with mutants and skeletons on the high seas. Pro tip: whichever game you choose, make sure you choose your weapons wisely!
Check out more VR experiences in Hong Kong.
Sandbox VR has locations in Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay.
10. Play laser tag
With so little land in Hong Kong, it’s not easy to find a nice, spacious arena to have fun indoors. Luckily, you can play a game of laser tag at ResaLaser, a 10,000-square-feet complete with a neon maze, neon war zone, cutting-edge laser technology, myriad of game modes, and more.
ResaLaser, 4/F, International Industrial Building, 175 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, p. 3580 0030
11. Cafe-hopping time!
Time to dramatically look out the window at rainy Hong Kong while sipping on some good coffee… Hong Kong has new cafes popping around every corner each month and it’s no longer only about coffee and cakes – the stunning decor and laidback vibes get us every time.
Head to our fave cafes in Hong Kong and you might just spot us working away in the corner!
12. Posh fingers up for high tea
Gather round your best pals for some indulgent afternoon tea with the cutest sets of pastries, cakes, scones, and more.
We all love a good treat, so here are the best high teas in Hong Kong.
13. Shop till you drop
Why not check out one of Hong Kong’s many malls? There could be a crazy sale going on somewhere and malls always have the sweetest discounts in store. Plus, shopping malls always have some cute restos and stores to check out, some of which you may not have tried before.
Psst – here the best deals in town (watch out for monthly updates!)
14. Treat yourself to a spa treatment
You know the full-body massage you’ve been wanting to go to for some time now? Yeah, now’s the time for that much needed zen time in one of the amazing spas in Hong Kong. If you’re in the mood to splurge, hotel spas are totally worth the buck (though there are defo some good affordable spas in Hong Kong, too!)
Does your skin need a quick fix to battle the humidity? These fantastic facial treatments can help.
15. Netflix and chill
Alright, we’re with you if you think the best activity on a rainy day is to snuggle up on your couch and watch the latest true crime documentary. Grab a snack and binge, binge, binge!
16. Hit the cinema for the latest releases
A great way to entertain yourself while staying dry? Head to the cinema. Watching the latest releases as well as a few film festival movies is one of the best activities to do on a rainy day in Hong Kong. With cinemas all over the city, you’ll definitely find one to seek refuge in if you find yourself caught in a rainstorm.
See if there’s one of our fave cinemas near you!
17. Get your culture fix at a museum
Hong Kong has a plethora of museums that will keep you engaged (and informed) on a rainy day. From art to history to science, there’s a museum around that will fill your needs. At museums, not only can you get shelter from a storm, you can also learn something new or discover your new favourite art piece.
Find out more about the museums in Hong Kong.
18. Put on your indoor roller skates
Lace up your roller skates and hit the rink at Buns2020! With free skating as well as lessons available, you’ll have no excuse not to skate a few laps under the neon lights. With the vibrant atmosphere here, you’ll be having the time of your life – while staying cool and dry, of course.
Buns2020, 7/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2779 2020
Play a round of mini golf at Strokes HK (now closed)
When speaking of things to do in Hong Kong when it rains, indoor mini golf is our favourite. Offering a set of two, 9-hole mini golf courses, multi-purpose event space, speciality restaurant and more all in one, Strokes HK is the one and only premium golf and lifestyle club in Hong Kong.
Strokes HK, G2-3, Fashion Walk, 9 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2877 1800, 銅鑼灣京士頓街Fashion Walk G2-3號鋪