So it’s a bit grey outside and it looks like it will stay like this for the rest of the day… pero, like, don’t let it get to you! There’s still plenty of fun, interesting things around the city despite the crushing humidity and rainy weather. Read on to discover our rainy day to-do list in the Magic City.
1. Walk around one of Miami’s many museums…
Miami’s art scene is currently packed full of things to see all the way from history museums to contemporary art ones! The rainy weather makes for the perfect opportunity to explore all of the city’s artistic treasures indoors! Plus, if you get lucky you could check them out on their free admission days!
- Bass Museum of Art – Miami Beach’s renown contemporary art museum.
- HistoryMiami Museum – The largest history museum in the state of Florida, sharing and preserving Miami’s history.
- Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)– Free all year-round, this is Miami Design District’s contemporary art museum.
- Jewish Museum of Florida – The only museum dedicated to telling the story of more than 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture.
- Miami Children’s Museum – Perfect for families, this is one of the largest children’s museums in the U.S.
- Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) – In addition to contemporary art, they offer free jazz concerts in their courtyard (rain or shine) every last Friday of the month.
- Museum of Graffiti – Celebrates the thousands of graffiti artists who have transformed walls in public spaces into vibrant masterpieces.
- Museum of Illusions – Take eye-popping photos with 3D illusions inspired by cartoons, art, movies and more.
- Paradox Museum – More mind-twisting fun with tons of paradox-based exhibits and illusions.
- Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum – One of the largest academic museums in South Florida, located on FIU’s main campus.
- Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science – A leading science museum with several exhibits, an aquarium and a planetarium.
- Pérez Art Museum – A modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th-21st centuries.
- Superblue – Wind your way through a mirrored room, discover a transcendent digital environment and more in this immersive museum.
- World Erotic Art Museum – Home to a large collection illustrating the history of erotic art.
Miami is currently full of amazing immersive experiences and exhibits to check out and, like museums, these are an awesome and super fun way of stay dry and cozy inside!
- Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience — Watch Van Gogh’s masterpieces come alive in this mesmerizing exhibit in Downtown Miami.
- Leandro Erlich: Liminal — Question your perception of reality with these 16 works by iconic artist Leandro Erlich at Pérez Art Museum.
- Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING — The newest exhibit on display at PAMM, this exhibit is considered to be Yayoi Kusama’s “most immersive and kaleidoscopic of the artist’s Infinity Mirror Rooms.”
- SEEING THINGS by Leon Keer — A captivating new exhibition inside the Wynwood Walls Annex Gallery that features 3D and augmented reality artworks by Leon Keer.
Don’t let the moody weather rain on your parade! There’s no shortage of options when it comes to brunchin’ in the city, so we gathered several spots offering meals and bottomless drinks that definitely won’t disappoint. Check out some of our recommendations to whet your appetite and click here for the full round-up.
- La Terraza, Coral Gables
- Sunny Side Café, Miami Beach
- Bulla Gastrobar, multiple locations
- Sofia, Miami Design District
Although ice skating feels more like a winter-y activity, rainy days are the perfect time to go! You get to glide around while staying dry and comfortable indoors. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the activity at a classic rink like the Kendall Ice Arena or a more technicolor option with a side of bowling like Basement Miami, strap on your skates and hit up one of Miami’s many ice rinks here.
5. Pop into a bookstore
If you’re a literature lover then you might want to take a trip to a local bookstore. Not sure where to find your next good read? The following nooks are perfect for sheltering away from the rainy weather and curling up with a good read:
- Books & Books, multiple locations
- Sweet Haven Books, Cauley Square
- Paradis Books & Bread, North Miami
A great and fun idea to stay indoors, and also because there’s nothing more satisfying than sipping on cocktails at a bar you’ve spent ages trying to find! From speakeasies that will literally take you back to the Prohibition era and to unmarked doors at hotels and restaurants, check out several suggestions below, and see the full round-up here.
- Club “NDA,” Wynwood
- Freddys Speakeasy, Downtown Miami
- The Pool Hall, Overtown
- Tea Room, Brickell
Step out of your kitchen comfort zone and take a cooking class! Go with your friends, family or a S/O, where you’ll not only have fun and eat fantastic food, but be able to recreate the dishes afterwards as many times as you like. You can learn how to whip up sushi, delicious Chinese dumplings or homemade pasta.
8. Head to an arcade
No matter your age, a quintessential rainy day activity that keeps all the fun indoors is an arcade. Keep yourself busy for hours on retro machines and electronic basketball hoops at the following incredible spots that offer some of the best plays:
- Arcade Odyssey, Kendall
- Dave & Buster’s, Sweetwater
- GameTime, Sunset
- FunDimension, Wynwood
Fever’s widely popular Candlelight series is taking the city by storm, bringing mesmerizing classical, jazz, pop and rock by candlelight to Miami’s loveliest spaces! Featuring musical performances in stunning spaces, Candlelight invites everyone to relive the greatest works of music, all the way from Mozart to Taylor Swift, in an intimate atmosphere. Book your tickets here.
10. Eat your way through one of Miami’s many food halls
To no one’s surprise, Miami has tons of food halls to hit up which can be enticing when you’re hungry and it happens to be pouring rain. Head to one of these spots for some sensational bites and booze from several vendors all in the same spot:
- 1-800-Lucky, Wynwood
- Shoma Bazaar, Doral
- The Lincoln Eatery, Miami Beach
- Time Out Market, Miami Beach
- The Citadel, Little Haiti
We can all agree that a hot cup of tea is the ultimate rainy day remedy, and an assortment of pastries and finger sandwiches can make it even better. We’ve rounded up the city’s most enchanting spots to drink tea which are perfect to brighten up any grey day. See them here.
- The Enchanted Dollhouse, South Miami
- The Tea Room at Cauley Square, Goulds
- Little Hen, Midtown
Tee up for good vibes, bumping beats, amazing eats and some friendly competition at Puttshack! With tech-infused mini golf for all ages, this is the ultimate spot for a good time. Plus, they have an awesome selection of cocktails available, as well as bar bites, burgers and more.
13. And go karting!
Perfect for adrenaline junkies, K1 Speed in Medley is a great way to get a thrill and stay dry at speeds upwards of 45mph. The indoor kart racing facility features two challenging tracks where children and adults alike can race wheel-to-wheel in heated battles against other racers and the clock in electric vehicles.
Rainy days can easily bring you down and make you feel sluggish, but one way to keep your body feeling great and help you with an energy boost is with yoga. Whether you want to sweat it out with hot yoga or a vinyasa flow, click here to see our full list of studios. Namaste!
Situated atop E11EVEN, the glitzy Giselle Miami merges Asian, Mediterranean and French-inspired flavors. Whether you choose to spend time in the main dining room, sit by the bar, or lounge at the terrace set along the evening skyline, everything about it is picture perfect. A retractable roof also spans the entirety of the indoor-outdoor restaurant, allowing for a truly dynamic dining experience — rain or shine.
16. Kick back and watch a movie
You just can’t beat getting cozy with your favorite snacks and a film on the big screen for a few hours – it’s the ultimate rainy day activity. Get your movie fix at your local theater, or a beloved local option like O Cinema in South Beach or Tower Theater in Little Havana.