THINGS TO DO IN DUBROVNIK WHEN IT RAINS (2019 updated)

There are plenty of things to do and see in Dubrovnik when it rains, so even if you are visiting during bad weather, worry not!

Dubrovnik enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate and prides itself to be one of the sunniest locations in Croatia, with more than 250 sunny days per year. But even in our sunny town, sometimes we have rainy days in Dubrovnik.

Don’t let the grey skies ruin your holidays – here is a list of things you can do in Dubrovnik during bad & rainy days:

  1. 1. Visit the museums
  2. 2. Challenge yourself at the escape room
  3. 3. Indulge in wine tasting
  4. 4. Enjoy the shows/play
  5. 5. Take a day trip: Mostar or Kotor
  6. 6. Pamper yourself at wellness
  7. 7. See a movie
  8. 8. Catch the waves
  9. 9. Discover Dubrovnik countryside
  10. 10. Embrace Croatia’s coffee culture

1. Visit the museums

Dubrovnik has a rich history, and visiting the museums in town offers you a glimpse into the past of the small but powerful Ragusan Republic.

Some  of our picks for Old Town museums are: Rupe, Rector’s Palace, Sponza, Pharmacy &  Franciscan Monastery, Cathedral & treasury, Aquarium, War Photography Museum.

Newly opened Red History Museum outside of the city walls is a very cool thing to do (specially if you want to escape the Old Town Crowds). Head to Gruž area to discover the origins of the communist idea and how it spread around the globe and to the area of today’s Croatia.

Red History Museum Dubrovnik

Red History Museum 

2. Challenge yourself at the escape room

No.1 fun thing to do in Dubrovnik is to play an escape room, so pick you team, book your adventure and immerse yourself in the mysterious world of escape rooms.

Choose between 2 missions:  Save King’s Landing or find the Secret Treasure of Dubrovnik.

With 60 minutes at your disposal, you & your team must work together to  search the room, discover clues and solve puzzles. Adventures visiting Dubrovnik will love to engage in this heart racing & addictive mystery-solving mission no matter the weather!

BONUS: escape room is located outside of the Old Town, in A/C rooms for those who wish to avoid the crowds, the sun or bad weather.

No1. fun thing to do in Dubrovnik no matter the weather - Dubrovnik escape room

3. Indulge in wine tasting

Dubrovnik has a lot of good wines produced locally, with vineyards all across the county, especially in the Peljesac Peninsula. Take on a tasting adventure and try the best wines Dubrovnik has to offer.  Our favourite is Skrapa, made by Marlais Winery.

If you don’t want to go out of the town to enjoy the wine tasting in a winery, try D’Vino or Skar wine bars.

Marlais winery - Plavac Mali Skrapa excellent wine

4. Enjoy the shows/plays

Dubrovnik enjoys a rich cultural life, especially in the summer time. Treat yourself to a unique experience and see a show in remarkable locations during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. 

Enjoy the Folklore ensemble Linđo performance with traditional dances and folks songs from various parts of the country. Show starts every Tuesday and Friday from May 2nd, always at the same time and place, 21:30 in Lazareti. 

traditional Dubrovnik dance - Lindo show

 

5. Take a day trip: Mostar or Kotor

Escape Dubrovnik when it rains – not far away from Dubrovnik (couple of hours driving), you have 2 interesting places to visit.

Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina), a town famous for it’s old stone bridge, that also has a beautiful old town, and Kotor (Montenegro), fortified medieval town located in the beautiful Kotor Bay,a natural fjord near the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

Mostar bridge, day trip from Dubrovnik

 

6. Pamper yourself at wellness

Dubrovnik hotels with their wellness center offer a plentiful of spa, massage, pool, sauna, workout or beauty options. Try Rixos Libertas, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens or something different like Touch of Thai Massage and Spa.

Spa day in Dubrovnik

 

7. See a movie

Movies at the  cinema are played in original language (mainly English) with subtitles. Try Cinestar (super comfortable seats) in Lapad, Sloboda or 3d Visia theater in the Old Town.

Cinestar Multiplex Dubrovnik

 

8. Catch the waves

Instead of hiding from the bad weather and rainy Dubrovnik, get out and enjoy the scenery.  Catch dramatic photos of waves breaking at Porporela, Lazareti or Lovrijenac during windy days.

Catch the waves on a stormy day in Dubrovnik

 

9. Discover Dubrovnik countryside

Experience the idyllic rural life in Konavle region. Visit some of the rural households and enjoy local food made in traditional way, paired with local wines. We recommend visiting agrotourist site Mlin and Konavoski Dvori. 

Explore Konavle region - Konavoski Dvori

10. Embrace Croatia’s coffee culture

Croatians love to drink coffee, so much it became a sacred ritual (see here). Who wouldn’t love sitting in a cozy place and sipping from a cup for hours, just enjoying time, with no worries in mind. 

Our favourite (indoor) places: Cave Bar More, Cafe bar Festival 

Cave bar More - very cool experience

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