Here’s our roundup of the best indoor activities to make the most of a wet day in the city.
If you are a bigger group and need help in organizing an awesome day out, drop us a message.
If you want to cosy up at a tea or coffee house
- take in the surreal decoration at Csendes ruin café
- hug a teddy bear in the fairy-tale atmosphere of Rengeteg RomKafé
- pet some animals at the zoo café
- choose from an endless list of tea while chilling on soft pillows at Altair, a hidden, loft-style teahouse
- enjoy some art and read the newest magazines at Kelet café and art gallery
- have a hot chocolate at Noir choco bar close to Liszt Ferenc square
If you're looking for a fun challenge
- play at Europe’s largest pinball museum! (email us for a discount if you're a bigger group!)
- experience the the Invisible Exhibition (for English tours you need to book 24 hrs in advance) where you are in complete darkness and have a blind guide that leads your group through different rooms and situations
- play an awesome escape game! Whether it's Star wars, The Labyrinth or Back to the future, use promo code B side tours to get 1000 HUF off.
- beat the other teams at the board game café
- go bowling inside Mammut shopping mall or to Bowling City inside Hotel Novotel
- try the ideal shooting activity without pain: laser tag! The winner gets a bottle of champaign when using promo code B side tours
- get creative: paint a famous piece of art while sipping on some coctails with Fessneki or Paintcocktail
- bring the artist out in you and spray paint a Trabant!
- get the ball into a washing machine or toilet at the minigolf bar! (email us for a discount if you're a bigger group!)
If you need an adrenaline rush
- get down and dirty while adventure caving in the Buda hills!
- focus on your next step while climbing some walls
- grab the wheel and race against each other at a gokart center
- work on your moves at a pole dancing class
- take a ride on 11 different water slideds at Aquaworld
- let your worst nightmares become reality at the interactive horror labyrinth! Email us for a discount if you're a bigger group
- go gun shooting
If you feel like relaxing
- choose one of the thermal baths of Budapest
- make it a spa day: play chess at Széchenyi thermal baths
- relax at the rooftop jacuzzi at Turkish bath Rudas
- get at ticket to the sauna world at local favourite Lukács
- make an appointment for a massage at the lesser-known Veli Bej spa
If you like exhibitions
- visit a museum that interests you: Ludwig Museum, Art hall, National Gallery, National Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest Gallery, House of Terror, 1956 exhibition on Kossuth square etc.
- go on a guided tour inside the Opera house, Great Synagouge, Parliament, Music Academy or Hospital in the rock
- if you’re into photography: go to the Capa Center or the Mai Manó house
If you're looking for a gastromance
- grab tasty breakfast at Zoska or Szimply
- have a drink at the "blind bar" or have an "invisible dinner"
- wander around the markets of Budapest
- take a cooking class with ChefParade
- have a beer at Hunyadi home bistro or watch how it is done (website only available in Hungarian!)
- have dinner at a great Hungarian restaurant, email us for details
- try our Gastromance tour
If you're into arts and theatre
- get a ticket to the Opera house or the Operetta theatre
- enjoy an organ concert or a choir sing at Matthias church or St Stephen's Basilica
- check online for the newest concerts in town
- catch a movie (get a Hungarian friend to help you figure it out. "f" stands for subtitles!)
- lie down at the bed cinema in Buda
If you want to go out
- sing your heart out at a karaoke party (usually Sundays at Retox bar, after the infamous Jaeger train)
- dance the night away at La bodeguita del medio, or Fogasház
- have a drink at one of the ruin bars
- go to an open mic night
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