What To Do on a Rainy Day in Sochi

Rainy day. xm2270138626 (c) | Pixabay
Rainy day. xm2270138626 (c) | Pixabay
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Contributor / Journalist16 March 2018

Even if they do not happen often in the Krasnodar region of Russia, rainy days can easily ruin your plans during your visit, especially if it is during World Cup. However, you shouldn’t be very sad about it, there are still many pleasant and interesting things to do. Here’s our pick of the best rainy-day activities in Sochi.

Try Caucasian Cuisine at Vysota 5642

Sochi’s region is famous for its various culinary fusions. One of the most popular is cuisine from the mountainous Caucasian region. Visit this contemporary Caucasian restaurant by famous Moscow-based Novikov Group, and treat yourself to the best khachapuri and khinkali dishes paired with Armenian wine. Yummy!

Visit Sochi Art Museum

Sochi Art Museum is one of the oldest and the biggest museums located in the city centre. Its collection spans more than 5,000 Russian and European art masterpieces, including works from such famous Russian painters as Aivazovsky, Polenov, Kustodiev and Shishkin.

Visit Stalin’s Villa

Stalin’s Villa is undoubtedly one of the main attractions in Sochi and the most significant one from a historical perspective. The museum consists of the two floors of the house; the main entrance is on the second floor and a communist wax museum is on the ground floor.

Go shopping

A rainy day in Sochi offers its visitors a unique possibility to navigate from one local store to another and fill luggage with authentic gastronomic goods, souvenirs and home-made cosmetic products. Take your time and enjoy your day in comfort at one of Sochi’s markets.

Book yourself a SPA treatment

Spa treatments undoubtedly have become the most sought-after activities in Sochi. Fortunately, rainy days are perfect for such occasions. The rain almost seems to force people into booking luxurious spa treatments at one of Sochi’s renowned centres. Why not treat yourself to an unforgettable wellness and health experience?

Try traditional Kuban wine at Corks Wine Bar & Kitchen

Head towards Corks, a beloved local wine spot among locals, where you can try delicious traditional Kuban wine available only in the Russian Federation. Don’t forget to book a table in advance if it’s a Saturday, this place might be full on a rainy day.

Have breakfast at Wood Coffee

Wood Coffee, famous among locals for its great selection of morning and afternoon menu options, welcomes visitors with warmth and joy. Indulge in authentic Russian pancakes with fresh, local toppings, coffee beverages and more.

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