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5 Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Cebu

These indoor activities will make the upcoming wet season in Cebu more bearable!

By: Peter Parcon | June 16, 2021

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Due to changing quarantine measures, the destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please contact the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!


things to do on a rainy day Cebu

A little rain should not keep you and your friends from having fun in Cebu.

Image: @iamsimplybill / Unsplash

Rainy days are here again, but it doesn’t mean you’ll have to stay home until the sky clears. Cebu offers many rainy day activities you can do even if dark clouds start to loom overhead. You can brush up on your history and culture lessons by visiting some of the museums in the city. If those activities aren’t your thing, you can pass the time window shopping at malls. You can even have some fun in some of Metro Cebu’s indoor parks. No matter what you’re into, worry not as things to do on a rainy day in Cebu won’t run out.

Suppose you and your barkada (friends) are ever looking for things to do on a rainy day in Cebu; check out the following list.


1. Visit Cebu’s museum offerings.

Recommended Place: Museo Sugbo, 731 M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
Operating hours as of June 2021: Monday - Friday, 10:00AM – 3:00PM


rainy day activities

The façade of Museo Sugbo still features parts of the original building when it was built as a prison during the Spanish era.

Image: Museo Sugbo

Cebu has its share of museums, being a city with a rich cultural heritage. Because of this, a visit to Museo Sugbo may be an enlightening experience for the whole barkada. The museum was once the Carcel del Distrito, the main prison for the Visayas. Its walls were made with coral blocks from Parian Church after the church was demolished. The museum features four galleries showcasing various relics and artifacts depicting the history and culture of Cebu. Visiting the museum allows you to learn a thing or two about life in Cebu during the Spanish, American, and Japanese periods.



2. Stroll around different malls in Cebu.

Recommended Places:
Ayala Center Cebu, Monday - Sunday, 10:00AM - 9:00PM
SM City Cebu Mall, Daily, 10:00AM to 9:00PM
SM Seaside City Cebu, Monday - Sunday, 10:00AM - 9:00PM
Robinsons Galleria Cebu,* Monday - Sunday, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
* Only ages 15-65 years old are allowed to enter
Operating hours as of June 2021


what to do on a rainy day

Cebu has a number of malls where you can pass the time at while waiting for the rain to stop.

Image: Ayala Center Cebu

The Queen City of the South has several malls where you can seek refuge when the rains start to fall. Some of these malls include SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, and SM Seaside City Cebu. Aside from allowing you to stay dry, the different malls also offer numerous activities to keep you from getting bored. For example, you may try your hand at ice skating at SM Seaside City Cebu or watch a movie or two at the Ayala Center Cebu cinemas. But if the budget is tight, you may want to pass the time by window shopping or browsing some books in the bookstores.


3. Play a game of chance in different casinos.

Recommended Place: The Palace Casino, Pajac-Maribago Road, Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City
Operating hours as of June 2021: Monday - Sunday, 12:00AM - 11:59PM


rainy day

Playing a game of chance in the casinos in Cebu is another option if you have money to burn.

Image: The Palace Casino Cebu

If you have extra money to burn, you may also consider playing in different casinos in Cebu. Who knows, you may even hit the jackpot! Cebu has two casinos operated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR). These casinos are located at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Waterfront Cebu Airport Hotel. You may want to take a chance at the slot machines, play a round of roulette, or try your hand in the Black Jack table. Aside from playing the game of chance, these casinos also have mini-concerts and shows scheduled from time to time. All you need to do is check their schedules.



4. Entertain yourself with optical illusion exhibits.

Recommended Place: Cebu Happy World Museum, Lot 2-A-3, Barangay Gabi, Cordova, Cebu


indoor activities

Visitors are encouraged to interact with the illusion artwork at Cebu Happy World Museum.

Image: Cebu Happy World Museum

Most museums are repositories of relics from the past and prohibit visitors from touching or taking pictures of the display. But Cebu Happy World Museum is not your typical museum. Instead, you and your friends are encouraged to interact with their exhibit. You can even take pictures inside the museum. The museum features 85 visually unique works of art that seem to jump out of the walls. These works of art range from popular movie scenes to images of celebrities. In addition, the 3D paintings create an optical illusion that will keep you and your friends entertained throughout your stay in the museum.


For more places to be in Cebu City, visit Yoorekka.com.


5. Go on an indoor adventure.

Recommended Place: Extreme Aeropark, Second floor, Parkmall, Ouano Avenue, Mandaue City
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM


fun things to do

Extreme Aeropark is a good place to engage in extreme sports even if it’s raining outside.

Image: Extreme Aeropark

If you and your friends are into extreme sports, a visit to Extreme Aeropark may prove to be interesting. While this indoor trampoline park offers several activities for adventure lovers, its trampoline area is more popular among its guests. Aside from the trampoline area, you can also try reaching the top of the wall climb. If you want to challenge yourself, you can even try to conquer the ninja arena. You can also play bubble soccer with your friends or play a game of laser tag. Whichever activities you choose, you’ll likely enjoy yourself at the park with your friends while waiting for the rain to stop.

June 2021 Update: Extreme Aeropark is permanently closed.


These are some of the things to do when you’re in Cebu during the rainy season. What other activities are you and your barkada interested in trying?


Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Have a great trip!


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on June 19, 2019.


Check out this video:


Due to changing quarantine measures, the destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please contact the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!


things to do on a rainy day Cebu

A little rain should not keep you and your friends from having fun in Cebu.

Image: @iamsimplybill / Unsplash

Rainy days are here again, but it doesn’t mean you’ll have to stay home until the sky clears. Cebu offers many rainy day activities you can do even if dark clouds start to loom overhead. You can brush up on your history and culture lessons by visiting some of the museums in the city. If those activities aren’t your thing, you can pass the time window shopping at malls. You can even have some fun in some of Metro Cebu’s indoor parks. No matter what you’re into, worry not as things to do on a rainy day in Cebu won’t run out.

Suppose you and your barkada (friends) are ever looking for things to do on a rainy day in Cebu; check out the following list.


1. Visit Cebu’s museum offerings.

Recommended Place: Museo Sugbo, 731 M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
Operating hours as of June 2021: Monday - Friday, 10:00AM – 3:00PM


rainy day activities

The façade of Museo Sugbo still features parts of the original building when it was built as a prison during the Spanish era.

Image: Museo Sugbo

Cebu has its share of museums, being a city with a rich cultural heritage. Because of this, a visit to Museo Sugbo may be an enlightening experience for the whole barkada. The museum was once the Carcel del Distrito, the main prison for the Visayas. Its walls were made with coral blocks from Parian Church after the church was demolished. The museum features four galleries showcasing various relics and artifacts depicting the history and culture of Cebu. Visiting the museum allows you to learn a thing or two about life in Cebu during the Spanish, American, and Japanese periods.



2. Stroll around different malls in Cebu.

Recommended Places:
Ayala Center Cebu, Monday - Sunday, 10:00AM - 9:00PM
SM City Cebu Mall, Daily, 10:00AM to 9:00PM
SM Seaside City Cebu, Monday - Sunday, 10:00AM - 9:00PM
Robinsons Galleria Cebu,* Monday - Sunday, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
* Only ages 15-65 years old are allowed to enter
Operating hours as of June 2021


what to do on a rainy day

Cebu has a number of malls where you can pass the time at while waiting for the rain to stop.

Image: Ayala Center Cebu

The Queen City of the South has several malls where you can seek refuge when the rains start to fall. Some of these malls include SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, and SM Seaside City Cebu. Aside from allowing you to stay dry, the different malls also offer numerous activities to keep you from getting bored. For example, you may try your hand at ice skating at SM Seaside City Cebu or watch a movie or two at the Ayala Center Cebu cinemas. But if the budget is tight, you may want to pass the time by window shopping or browsing some books in the bookstores.


3. Play a game of chance in different casinos.

Recommended Place: The Palace Casino, Pajac-Maribago Road, Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City
Operating hours as of June 2021: Monday - Sunday, 12:00AM - 11:59PM


rainy day

Playing a game of chance in the casinos in Cebu is another option if you have money to burn.

Image: The Palace Casino Cebu

If you have extra money to burn, you may also consider playing in different casinos in Cebu. Who knows, you may even hit the jackpot! Cebu has two casinos operated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR). These casinos are located at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Waterfront Cebu Airport Hotel. You may want to take a chance at the slot machines, play a round of roulette, or try your hand in the Black Jack table. Aside from playing the game of chance, these casinos also have mini-concerts and shows scheduled from time to time. All you need to do is check their schedules.



4. Entertain yourself with optical illusion exhibits.

Recommended Place: Cebu Happy World Museum, Lot 2-A-3, Barangay Gabi, Cordova, Cebu


indoor activities

Visitors are encouraged to interact with the illusion artwork at Cebu Happy World Museum.

Image: Cebu Happy World Museum

Most museums are repositories of relics from the past and prohibit visitors from touching or taking pictures of the display. But Cebu Happy World Museum is not your typical museum. Instead, you and your friends are encouraged to interact with their exhibit. You can even take pictures inside the museum. The museum features 85 visually unique works of art that seem to jump out of the walls. These works of art range from popular movie scenes to images of celebrities. In addition, the 3D paintings create an optical illusion that will keep you and your friends entertained throughout your stay in the museum.


For more places to be in Cebu City, visit Yoorekka.com.


5. Go on an indoor adventure.

Recommended Place: Extreme Aeropark, Second floor, Parkmall, Ouano Avenue, Mandaue City
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM


fun things to do

Extreme Aeropark is a good place to engage in extreme sports even if it’s raining outside.

Image: Extreme Aeropark

If you and your friends are into extreme sports, a visit to Extreme Aeropark may prove to be interesting. While this indoor trampoline park offers several activities for adventure lovers, its trampoline area is more popular among its guests. Aside from the trampoline area, you can also try reaching the top of the wall climb. If you want to challenge yourself, you can even try to conquer the ninja arena. You can also play bubble soccer with your friends or play a game of laser tag. Whichever activities you choose, you’ll likely enjoy yourself at the park with your friends while waiting for the rain to stop.

June 2021 Update: Extreme Aeropark is permanently closed.


These are some of the things to do when you’re in Cebu during the rainy season. What other activities are you and your barkada interested in trying?


Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Have a great trip!


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on June 19, 2019.


Check out this video:



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