10 Rainy Day Must-Do’s in Jefferson County

April 19, 2023

When April showers bring rainy day vibes, head inside to create, shop, read, rest, and learn. These 10 rainy day must-dos in Jefferson County will lift anyone’s dreary spirits!


Paint at ArtZilla Studio

Rock painting. Splatter Zone. Adult Painting Parties. All the color needed to turn a rainy day into a rainbow.

112 South 1st St. Whitewater, WI
(773) 780-4392


Make a stained glass creation at The Vinery

📷: The Vinery Stained Glass Studio

Grab your crew and cozy up inside The Vinery’s spacious studio to play with glass! From fusing to flameworking and creating mosaics, you’ll learn a ton and have fun together.

218 Elkhorn Rd. Whitewater, WI
(262) 458-2209


Escape into a Book

📷: The Book Teller

There’s truly nothing better than escaping into another world on gray days. Grab the comfiest chair at any area library or bookstore and disappear for a few hours.

Check out our Bookstores of Walworth and Jefferson Counties for inspiration!


Shop for gemstones or jewelry at Happy Little Gems

📷: Happy Little Gems

Fill your heart with the beauty and good energy of this warm little store. A bit of zen on a blustery April day.

162 W Main St Suite I Whitewater, WI
(262) 458-2266


Try on dresses at Heather’s Tailoring

📷: Heather’s Custom Tailoring & Sewing

Boost your mood by perusing Heather’s gorgeous dresses and slip into a few you can’t live without. 

147 West Main St., Whitewater, WI
(262) 458-2151


Visit the Octagon House Museum

When it’s too crummy to be outside, this historic place is worth the visit, not only for its unique shape, but to send yourself back in time. Enjoy your family time at this home of America’s first kindergarten.

919 Charles St, Watertown, WI
(920) 261-2796


Visit the Hoard Historical Museum and Dairy Shrine

📷: Wisconsin First Nations

Spend a rainy day learning about the history of the area with your family. From the Black Hawk War to the culture of the Native Americans of the late Woodland period and even the past, present, and future of our dairy lands.

401 Whitewater Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI
(920) 397-9914


Shop for hand-thrown pottery at Twice Baked Pottery

📷: Twice Baked Pottery

When it’s gray and rainy, what’s better than this?: “At Twice Baked Pottery we offer a personal touch so that everyone’s shopping experience brings back memories of a simpler time — when people greeted each other warmly, service was a priority, and you knew not just where something was made, but the person who actually made it.”

235 S Main St, Jefferson, WI
(920) 605-2112


Buy and eat chocolate at James J. Chocolate Shop

📷: Yelp

There’s nothing like a gloomy day perk up with the fam like chocolate! Caramels, brittles, and almond bark, oh my! Get your sweet tooth on.

680 Enterprise Dr, Lake Mills, WI
(920) 648-3334


Relax at Breathe Salt & Sauna

📷: Breathe Salt & Sauna

Get off the couch and enhance your wellness with a little salt and heat therapy. Book a session for just you or take advantage of their Private Group Salt Session with friends or family. For more spa time, check out our Self-Care Itinerary.

480 B Village Walk Ln. Johnson Creek, WI
(920) 699-9399


Enjoy our Spirits Tour Itinerary

📷: Second Salem Brewing Co.

For adult time only on your rainy day.

Here’s to rainy days with joy!


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