You finally landed in the beautiful city of Miami with sunscreen and sunglasses in tote...only to step out and, out of nowhere, the skies open and literally put a damper on your trip. Many people are not prepared for summertime in South Florida. The Magic City is known for its spotty mid-afternoon showers to monsoon storms, clearing out around 5 pm. If you happen to arrive to a not-so-sunshiny day, here are some great alternatives to what you can do in Miami when the weather doesn't want to cooperate.
Perez Art Museum & MOCA Art Museum
If you're an art lover, then these alternatives are for you. Both Perez and MOCA* offer collections of contemporary and modern art. You can opt to have a guided tour and there are also frequent programs for kids, so both create the perfect rainy day alternative for the entire family.
Aventura Mall, Dolphin Mall & Bal Harbour Shops*
What better way to spend a rainy day than with some retail therapy? Aventura Mall offers covered parking, attractions, great eats and some of the best shopping along the east coast. If you're looking for a luxury shopping experience, you can head to Bal Harbour. Cure your cabin fever here and indulge in some of the world's most high end fashions. If you're looking for more affordable shopping indoors, you can venture further south to Dolphin Mall.
Play the game of chance at the Gulfstream Casino, shop and eat! You can also have a blast with a group at Strike 10 for a game of bowling, or show off your pipes at Plug-In Karaoke*.
There are hundreds of spas here in Miami, so it should be easy to find one that will allow you to relax and unwind in gloomy weather. The weather may not permit you to lay out in the sun, but you can lay out in a relaxing spa and enjoy manis, pedis, facials, massages...or even a stylish blowout that will withstand the South Florida humidity once the sky clears. Don't feel like leaving your hotel? There are mobile spa services available as well. You can have your nails, hair, makeup and massage done in the comfort of your room. How's that for a rainy day in?
There are several other things that you can do to pass the time until the gray skies turn blue again. Key2MIA offers discounts and/or packaged experiences with every single activity listed above. You can fully take the stress out of planning your rainy day and let Key2MIA curate the most amazing day-in you'll have on your vacation.
*MOCA Museum- enjoy this museum in our I <3 NoMi Experience. This includes optional transportation to and from your experience, museum entry, southern cuisine and "The Bar Exam" drinking game on Miami trivia.
*Key2MIA offers shopping experiences to fit any budget. Every experience includes the option of transportation and a personal shopper. Luxury transportation offered for high end shopping experiences.
*Book your party for karaoke fun through Key2MIA. Key2MIA has curated a karaoke battle for this experience to allow you to go head to head with your friends for the ultimate karaoke experience. This experience is available for parties of 8-10 or more and includes a drink.
*Key2MIA offers exclusive discounts on massage, facial and makeup services with our Key to the City discount card. Mobile services as well as traditional locations available.