What are the best (inexpensive) rainy travel destinations?
August 11, 2011 9:14 PM Subscribe
Where can I inexpensively go on vacation and reasonably expect it to rain much of the time?
posted by incandescentman to Travel & Transportation (32 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
One of my favorite things in life is to be outside in the rain, but I live in New York City, where, to my dismay, it rains only occasionally. I love sunshine as much as the next person, but I also long to be outside and feel the rain on me.
I want to go on vacation to places where I can experience rain for days on end. Hiking for a week in the rain (with proper rain gear, of course) would be my idea of heaven, but I'm not sure how to predict and plan that. Obviously weather is always unpredictable, but what are destinations (and corresponding times of year) where I could reasonably expect it to rain most of the time I'm there?
I'm open to cities, rainforests, countries with monsoon seasons, and other ideas. I'm open to traveling to other countries if it can be done affordably—I'm a budget traveler—but I'd also like to hear about places closer to home. Bonus points if it's somewhere I could drive to and camp at.