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What to Do in Miami When It's Raining Outside


40 Things to Do in Miami When It's Pouring Rain Outside

By Jacqueline Cucco | April 25, 2016 | Lifestyle

Just because hurricane season is coming to Miami doesn’t mean you have to spend your days hiding out at home. Grab your umbrella and hit the town with unique ways to pass the time, even if it’s raining outside.

Aventura Olive Oil Co

1. Test Your Taste Buds

Sure most people have heard of wine tasting, but what about olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting? Try gourmet specialty oils and vinegars at Aventura Olive Oil Co., and become an olive oil connoisseur.

2. Brunch It Up

Sleep in late and try one of Miami’s best brunch spots no matter what neighborhood you might be in for a delicious meal.

3. Spend Time Getting Rejuvenated with a Decadent Facial...

Make a trip to the spa to get pampered with a luxurious facial at one of Miami's hottest spas.

4. ...Or Try an At-Home Sheet Mask

Take a few minutes out of your day to make your skin look better with a sheet mask that targets your problem areas.

5. Catch a Concert

Watch out for these upcoming shows: Florence + the Machine at AmericanAirlines Arena on May 13, Cyndi Lauper at Mizner Park Amphitheatre on June 11, Janet Jackson at BB&T Center on August 4, and Seal at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on August 18.

Sing Sing Karaoke

6. Belt It Out at Karaoke

Grab center stage and put your vocal chords to the test at karaoke night. Try Sing Sing Karaoke.

7. It’s 5 o'clock Somewhere

Read about the best happy hours in every neighborhood, pick your favorite, and proceed to try them all. We dare you.

8. See How Funny You Really Are

Try a comedy open mic night if you’re brave enough—or just watch other wannabe comedians.

9. Zen Out with Beer Yoga

Yes, you read that correctly—take an “Om Brew Yoga” class that combines beer and yoga. Miami Brewing Company, Funky Buddha Brewery, and Wynwood Brewing Company all host them.

10. Stuff Yourself with Cuban Food

Go on a Little Havana Food Tour for delicious food and a fun atmosphere.

Casa Panza Cafe

11. Dance Around the World

Stop by Flamenco Nights at Casa Panza Café or try your hand at belly dancing at Sawa Restaurant and Lounge.

12. Make It Your Mission to Try All of Miami's Unusual Cocktails

Try one of these delicious cocktails with creative and unexpected ingredients that range from Jolly Ranchers, Thai chilis, and Colombian coffee beans.

13. Redecorate & Redesign

Read about mod-inspired décor, how to make your home more bohemian, and how to incorporate gray into your home.

14. Get That Beach Bod You've Been Dreaming Of

Take a spin class, try out aerial yoga, or sign up for a pole dancing class to whip yourself into shape for summer.

15. Jump On a Plane & Literally Escape the Rain

When Miami is rained out, hop on a plane for a weekend getaway to the Caribbean: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao are located outside the hurricane belt.

E11EVEN Miami

16. Party It Up Like a Night Owl

Check out our guide on where to find the best nightlife in Miami, sorted by neighborhood. Because the rain doesn't mean you can't go out and dance the night away.

17. Adopt a Furry Friend

Consider giving an animal a home at the Humane Society Miami or just stop by to say hello to the pups.

18. Discover the Ocean with a Sea Trek

Escape the rain by going underwater at the Miami Seaquarium to see tropical fish, stingrays, and sea creatures. Pro tip: Try the sea trek reef encounter, a 20-minute underwater walking journey with a dive helmet that lets you breathe underwater.

19. Let the Creative Juices Flow

After some creative writing classes, maybe you’ll unlock your inner J.K. Rowling and write the next Harry Potter series.

20. Stop By an Italian Villa without Leaving the Country

The Vizcaya Museum, an exquisite Italian Renaissance-style villa, is worth a visit to see its splendid architecture, extravagant European antiques, and art that ranges from the 16th to 19th centuries.

The Girl on the Train Cover

21. Be a Bookworm

With so many movie adaptations of books coming out this year, head to the bookstore to read them before you see them. Try Allegiant by Veronica Roth (the third book in the Divergent trilogy), The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

22. Shop 'Til You Physically Drop

Pinpoint your favorite shops on our guide to finding the most exclusive pieces in Miami, and head to the Design District to give your credit card a workout.

23. Upgrade Your House

Browse property downtown, in Brickell, or peruse homes with an ocean view.

24. Play Billiards

Shoot a friendly game of billiards at one of Miami’s trendy pool halls, like Jada Coles.

25. Jam Out to Your Favorite Music Styles

No matter what your musical taste, you can find it somewhere in Miami. There’s Salsa Fridays at Yuca, Miami Jazz Jam at Churchill’s Pub, and Rootsy Juicy Reggae at Purdy Lounge, to name a few.

The Ritz Carlton Miami Beach Spa

26. Treat Yourself to a Massage

Head to the spa and relax with a stress-melting massage. You won't regret the soothing raindrop therapy at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

27. Bounce Sky-High

Pay a visit to Sky Zone Miami, where an indoor trampoline park awaits for you to unleash your inner child. Bonus: It’s great exercise, too.

28. Model Behavior

Catch up with Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik and newcomer Hailey Outland to stay ahead of the fashion curve.

29. Discover Miami's Not-So-Obvious Gems

What do you do with all this time? Spend it by uncovering some of Miami’s top hidden restaurants and bars.

30. Find Vintage Treasures

Go vintage shopping to find timeless pieces. We love C. Madeleine's for elegant dresses and Keni Valenti for designer pieces and celebrity clientele.

Perez Art Museum Miam

31. Bring Some Culture Into Your Life

Peruse some amazing exhibits at one of Miami’s many art museums: Pérez Art Museum Miami, de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, and MDC Museum of Art + Design are all fantastic.

32. Work the Turntables

Take a DJ class to learn how to hype up the crowd.

33. Recharge with a Staycation

The W Miami will give you a five-star resort experience without even having to leave town.

34. Challenge your Friends to a Game Night

If you don’t feel like hosting a game night of your own, there’s always pub quiz Tuesdays at Fado Irish Pub Miami or trivia night at Sandbar Sports Grill.

35. Explore the Unusual

Make a visit to one of Miami’s off-beat museums, like World Erotic Art Museum or Art by God Museum to see taxidermy, animal skeletons, and wildlife novelties.

Eleanor Hoh Wok Cooking Class

36. Become a Wok Star with Eleanor Hoh

Take a wok cooking class to learn how to create simple, healthy, and stunning one-dish dinners using fresh ingredients and seasonings.

37. Get a Caffeine Buzz

Create your own coffee tasting by stopping at nearby cafes to try all different variations of it—cortadito, café con hielo, cappuccino, Turkish coffee, affogato—just don't have them all at once.

38. Be a Kid Again at the Happiest Place on Earth

After all that caffeine you’ll be ready to make the four-hour road trip to Disney World. Buy a plastic poncho from the gift shop and play in the rain at any of the four theme parks.

39. An Indulgent Afternoon of Tea

Unwind with high tea service. Try the Biltmore Hotel for a traditional menu of finger sandwiches, English scones with clotted cream, tea, and a glass of bubbly.

40. Find Out Who Latin Superstar Juanes Really Is

Since he is coming out with a TV show based on his life, why not get acquainted with Juanes' music first? And read more about why he doesn’t want to be the face of Latin music.