Miami is a fabulous city all year round, with warm tropical temperatures and sunny days. Of course, that doesn’t mean there’s no chance of rain here and there, especially on days when the humidity is high.
If you happen to run into a rainy day during your time in Miami and are looking for ways to fill up your time, check out our best suggestions for top things to do in Miami when it rains.
A few of our favorite rainy day activities include…
Looking for some fun things to do indoors?
Admission to many of the below rainy day activities are available on the Go Miami® Card.
Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Miami
If you want to tour the city on wheels without the hassle of consulting maps and driving, then a bus tour is an excellent option.
An enclosed double-decker bus keeps you dry, and the informative narration provides an excellent guide to all the new sights and sounds. Choose from the Beach Loop or the City Loop and pass by popular landmarks and attractions like Biscayne Bay, Jungle Island, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, and the Wynwood District.
This is a hop-on hop-off option, so if the weather clears up (or if you’re feeling adventurous), feel free to disembark and explore at your leisure.
进入： Hop On Hop Off Big Bus Miami tickets are included with the Go Miami® Card.
Although you’ll want to sneak a little time outside to explore the lush tropical gardens at the historic Vizcaya estate, the interior of this gorgeous mansion has plenty for you to explore out of the bad weather.
Inside this early twentieth-century masterpiece, inspired by classical European architecture, you’ll find hundreds of works of art, from paintings and sculptures to antique furnishings. The mansion is filled to the brim with treasures that introduce visitors to the height of America’s Gilded Age.
进入： Vizcaya Museum and Garden tickets are included with the Go Miami® Card.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
Another one for the art lovers, the Pérez Art Museum in Miami offers amazing collections of contemporary and modern art.
The building itself is an impressive structure, offering beautiful views of Biscayne Bay and their own hanging gardens. The exhibitions work to highlight Miami’s diverse community and pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of America.
You can take advantage of the free tours that run daily led by museum guides. These 45-minute tours cover the entire museum and will help enhance your visit. There are also frequent special programs for kids and rotating exhibits, too, so there’s always something different going on at this museum.
进入： Pérez Art Museum Miami tickets are included with the Go Miami® Card.
The hardest part about a rainy family vacation is keeping the kids occupied. Solve that problem with a visit to the Miami Children’s Museum.
It’s one of our favorite kid-centric institutions, offering dozens of interactive (and bilingual!) exhibits for children of all ages. You’ll find everything from interactive bank and supermarket exhibits to rock-climbing walls and a massive model cruise ship.
The kids will love climbing through the Castle of Dreams, a two-story sand castle, and learning about how to care for animals at the Pet Clinic. It’s the perfect way to make the best of a dreary day.
进入： Miami Children’s Museum tickets are included with the Go Miami® Card.
See Miami come alive in the night time with a 90-minute Big Bus tour past the most popular Miami landmarks.
Your tour will start on iconic Ocean Drive in South Beach. You’ll pass by all the most popular clubs and restaurants as the night is just heating up – all the neon lights will be on and flashing!
Your guide will teach you all about the city’s history and culture as you zip by the Art Deco District and beyond. It’s the perfect way to get to know the Magic City after dark.
Getting in: Big Bus Miami – Night Tour tickets are included with Go Miami Card.
Enjoy some ShoppingAnother fun way to keep yourself occupied indoors is with some quality shopping time.
A few popular malls in the Miami area include Dadeland Mall (with the largest Macy’s in the entire state), the eclectic Lincoln Road, and the massive Aventura Mall. You could also check out the Shops at Midtown Miami, pictured above.
If the weather clears up and you want to stroll a bit outside, then Bayside Marketplace is a must, offering shopping alongside dining and sightseeing opportunities galore.
If you have access to a car and want to make the trip up to Orlando, then there are plenty of additional attraction options to enjoy indoors, from the iconic Kennedy Space Center to kid-favorite WonderWorks. There’s even a Ripley’s Believe it or Not! in Orlando.
Visit the place where many of mankind’s greatest accomplishments have taken place: Kennedy Space Center.
This NASA space center is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet real astronauts, see giant rockets, and train in a spaceflight simulator. If you time your visit well, you might even see a launch for yourself.
The Kennedy Space Center tour is a perfect rainy day activity if you’re able to make it out to Orlando for a bit. The kids will love the chance to feel like a NASA astronaut.
This bizarre arena of oddities is another great place to visit if you’re spending the day out in Orlando.
Everything inside WonderWorks will make you feel like your world has been flipped upside down. With over 100 interactive exhibits that will have you questioning everything you know, it’s more like an amusement park for the mind.
At one exhibit, you’ll be blown away by 71 MPH winds in a hurricane simulator, in another you’ll experience an earthquake of massive proportions, and in another you can put yourself inside a bubble and elevate. There’s nowhere else like it!
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Orlando
The Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Orlando building is quite literally slanted, so you know you’re in for an unbelievable visit from the start.
Enter the sinking building and feast your eyes on hundreds of quirky exhibits. Within the walls of the 16 unique galleries, you’ll find shrunken heads, dinosaur bones, a micro-sculpture room, a tribute to Robert Wadlow (the World’s Tallest Man) and plenty more. You can’t find this kind of stuff anywhere else.
Culture buffs will love the opportunity to take advantage of Miami’s diverse theater scene.
You’ll find everything from classic opera or ballet to indie performances at many well-regarded venues throughout the city, like the Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts, the Olympia Theater, and the Tower Theater.
Several of these venues are historical, too, so a visit there is a nice chance to enjoy beautiful architectural styles as well.
Getting In: Theater tickets are not included with the Go Miami® Card.
Rainy Day Recap
We hope you’ll add a few of these rainy day attractions and landmarks to your Miami to-do list. We promise these attractions can make even the dreariest of vacation days a lot better.
To help save money and make your planning easier, considering picking up an all-inclusive Go Miami® Card, which includes admission to many of the attractions on this rainy day list.