Don’t Let Rain Dampen Your Holiday

Car Rental Tips

rainydayPlanning your holiday is something that is generally done with careful organisation. You have control over where you stay, how you get there and how you will get about once you’re there. For instance, if you’re reading this article, you are no doubt planning a trip now and you are looking for high quality yet cheap rental cars. These can be found at Alpha Car Hire and this is a choice you can control.

However, there are some things that you don’t have control over. Delayed flights, heavy traffic and of course, the weather are just a few of these that have the potential to upset your mood while on holiday. Inclement weather in particular is enough to bring plans of enjoying the sunshine to a complete stop, but you shouldn’t let it get to you.


In the event that unexpected rain occurs, rather than letting it ruin your day or holiday, make the most of it, take the opportunity it creates to do something you didn’t plan on doing.

Wet weather alternatives

Sure enough there will be other things you can do on rainy days at your holiday destination. Standard choices are the movies and shopping. If you have children with you then you might like to check out what play centres are available as well as indoor family leisure centres.

If you’re on your own with friends, a partner or spouse then you can indulge a little more if the mood takes you. Most areas will have day spas where you can relax and enjoy a pampering. If the rain is set to hang about all day then why not hang about in a day spa all day.

Enjoy a massage, sauna and a glass of bubbly. Find out if the accommodation you are staying at offers in-room massages and pampering. Order some room service and a bottle of champagne, enjoy an in-house movie or sit out on the balcony and watch the downpour. Just relax; that’s what holidays are for.

Get out of town

This is where your hire car comes in handy. Even if it’s raining where you are, it may not be in the next town, or even five suburbs away. Check the weather reports and head off on an unplanned adventure. You may find a beach that is still in the sun somewhere, or a park that has cloud cover but still nice enough to enjoy a picnic.

Think of it like a small road trip. Stop somewhere and have a long lunch or a lazy dinner.

Ask someone

The place where you are staying will have locals who live there on a daily basis and no doubt they will have experienced rain before. Why not ask someone who lives there what they do when it does rain. If you don’t feel comfortable asking a stranger walking by, pop into a café or retail store and ask there.

Working in customer service they are more than likely going to happily offer a friendly suggestion if they have one. By asking a local you may find out about a hidden treasure you may never have discovered before—something that’s not listed on a tour guide and is completely different from anything you have ever tried. Just ask!

Get out in it

You know that saying, “if you can’t beat them, join them”. Well, you can apply the same to the weather. Rather than avoid it, get out in it and love it. Take a leaf out of the books of the young and find your inner child. When was the last time you played in the rain?

The rain is beautiful and cleansing. Provided that it’s safe you can still completely enjoy the outdoors in the rain. Raincoats are optional; just make sure you have access to a towel and dry clothes before you walk through a hotel lobby sopping wet.

Many tourist spots are even more beautiful in the rain. The Gold Coast Hinterland rainforests and waterfalls are magical at this time. Go to the beach or down to the hotel pool anyway. Swimming in the rain is one of those experiences to be enjoyed; you’re going to get wet anyway! Just make sure your clothes and towel are stashed in a dry spot.

Holidays are the best time to let your hair down and throw caution to the wind a little bit. So if you’re away and it does start to rain, go with it; make the most of it and your holiday will still be something to remember. Now that you have some great advice about what to do when it rains, why not check out some great deals on hire cars that will get you where you want to go.

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