Storm Watch 2006! How to Spend a Rainy Day in L.A.

— by Caroline on Crack

Rainy Obstacle
Hate to go out when the sky is falling?

I was reading and came across this post asking for suggestions on what to do on a rainy day with out-of-town guests since a lot of activities with visitors usually involve the great outdoors. Hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains? Out. Window shopping in the Grove? Ferget it. Promenading in the Huntington Gardens? Sorry, Charlie.

So I came up with the following suggestions:

Bowling at Lucky Strikes Lanes: Located in the outdoor mall, Hollywood & Highlands, you could duck into this hip bowling alley for a few sets. There’s a full-service restaurant and a full bar to keep you and your guests entertained for hours. Bowling rates range from $4.95 to $6.95. Shoe rentals are $3.95.

6801 Hollywood Blvd Ste 143
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 467-7776
Cross Street: Highland Avenue

A Day at the Olympic Spa: OK, so this is only an option if it’s a bunch of out-of-town girlfriends, but spending a day inside getting pampered while it storms outside sounds like a perfect way to pass the rainy day.

3915 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90019
(323) 857-0666

Or there are the special dining nights conveniently listed on “Be a Kid Again” Monday Nights at Luna Park; Flight Wednesday Nights at Napa Valley Grill; and my fave Grilled Cheese Thursday Night at Campanile.

Or you can always see a movie at the Arclight. But I’d be more apt to pick an outdoor mall’s theater since it probably wouldn’t be as crowded.

But if you just can’t motivate every time you look out the window, you can always do what I did yesterday: order takeout all day and watch DVDs. Fun!