Posted April 18 | by Kendall Young

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Roswell, Georgia

When you live in the southern region, you rarely find snow throughout the winter time, but you will find rain.

Even though rain isn’t ideal weather when you are going on a trip, it doesn’t mean that you will be rained out of a good time in Roswell, Georgia! Read along to see some of the suggestions we have to spend a day in Roswell even if there is some rain.

Southern Trilogy Tours

Roswell is full of rich history ready for you to explore. Rain won’t stop you from having a wonderful experience at the Southern Trilogy Tours. The historical antebellum homes in Roswell are not just incredible to look at, but the stories held within those walls will take you back in time. Bulloch Hall is the home where Theodore Roosevelt’s mother, Mittie Bulloch, was raised. It is also where she wed Theodore’s father fondly known as Thee. Barrington Hall is the home of Roswell King’s son, Barrington. He cofounded the colony of Roswell with his father and built this home at the highest point to be able to look over the town. Listed as one of Atlanta’s Most Beautiful Homes, you will want the chance to tour this magnificent place. The Archibald Smith Plantation is full of actual furniture and artifacts of the family. With 10 original outbuildings, including slave quarters, there is a lot to take in on a visit to the Smith Plantation.

Roswell Trolley

Photo from Roswell Trolley

Go back in time and take a ride on the Roswell Trolley. If it is a Friday or Saturday night, the Roswell Trolley will be making their rounds throughout town. With many stops along Canton Street, and a stop at each brewery, you can experience the fun without getting wet thanks to the front door drop off of the trolley! The Roswell Trolley is completely free to ride from 5:30-11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. All you have to do is be at one of the locations to hop on! You can download the Roswell Trolley App to watch the live tracker on where it is stopping next.

Performing Arts

Roswell, Georgia has been known for their arts, and the performing arts is certainly part of that recognition. You could see a show from the Georgia Ensemble Theatre that produces five shows a year. GET is one of many groups that perform at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Be sure to check the Roswell Cultural Arts Center website for any events that interest you! Another great event to try and see is the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. They perform songs and dance from the 1600s-1750 at the historic Roswell Presbyterian Church. Seeing this show is a great opportunity to hear wonderful music, and see the inside of the oldest public building in the town of Roswell.

See a Movie

Photo from Aurora Cineplex

Aurora Cineplex and Studio Movie Grill offer two great locations to finally see that film you wanted to see. Although your first thought on vacation isn’t usually to see a movie, but sometimes when you let yourself relax and take time for you…it is just what the doctor ordered! Especially on a rainy day, getting cozy to watch a movie is the best!

Be a Kid Again

Photo from Whirlyball Facebook Page

Have fun and play like you are a kid again! Or if you have kids, these are great spots to go if you can’t be outside due to rain. You can go ride go-karts at Andretti, try indoor trampolines at Sky Zone, play some laser tag at War Games, or give the unique game of Whirlyball a go! So many choices for an interesting and fun-filled experience.

Rain does not mean that you or your family has to go without memories and experiences that will last a lifetime! Roswell, Georgia is an incredible place to experience nature and outdoors, but it can also be known for a great place if you have to spend the whole time indoors.

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