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How to Spend a Rainy Day in Ruston

July 27, 2022Written by: Leslee Bennett

Ruston is a beautiful city full of many outdoor adventures for the whole family. However, sometimes the weather has different plans than us. Whenever your outdoor plans get rained on, check out these indoor must-dos in Ruston.


Enjoy a Cup of Coffee

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There are multiple local coffee shops in town like Common Goods Co., Railway Coffee (Downtown or The Nest), and The Depot Coffee House. Of course if you want to try a familiar favorite, Starbucks and PJ’s Coffee have got you covered. Each one of these coffee houses are unique in their own way, offering cozy atmospheres and signature drinks that you’ll want to experience for yourself. 


Catch a Movie or Live Performance 

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Celebrity Theatres screens popular films year-round, with special throwback movies featured during the summertime. They also offer fun discounts like $5 Tuesdays! If you prefer live entertainment, be sure to check the show calendar at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Throughout the year you can find musical performances, community theatre shows, and more entertainment on their historic stage. 


Throw an Axe

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If you’re looking for something a little more active, axe throwing is your best bet! Bayou Axe Throwing Co. and Bandit Axe are two places that are sure to leave you feeling accomplished after you hit the bullseye. Axe throwing is the perfect way for you to relieve some stress while also having fun!


Shop Till You Drop

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Of course you can’t complete your day without a little shopping spree. There are so many places to shop in Ruston, from local boutiques and specialty stores in downtown to familiar favorites in the Ruston Marketplace. Shopping always seems to cure the rainy day blues.


Grab a Bite

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You have to put some food in your system throughout the day and Ruston has no shortage of great local favorites to satisfy your hunger. Ruston is a hidden gem for food lovers! Whether you appreciate a traditional take or a creative flair, check out this food-driven itinerary for a day full of eating. 


For more ideas for your visit to Ruston, check out our website for dining, attractions, shopping, and more!

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