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Things to Do in Miami on a Rainy Day

Updated: Nov 8, 2020

Miami has, on average, 249 days of sunshine each year. Miami also has, on average, 128 days in which the city receives rainfall. A majority of the rainfall is less than 1 hour in duration, so it likely won't ruin any plans you have. However, there are several days each year where it will rain all day. A full day of rain can ruin an agenda.


The city of Miami prides itself on outdoor activities. Tourists, and even Miami residents, still don't know what to do when it rains. Luckily, there is an abundance of activities to partake in.


PS, if you're visiting Miami, see the best hotels in Miami.



Here is a list of things you can do in Miami on a rainy day:


Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

The gorgeous interior of this mansion will take up at least 2 hours of your time. If there is a break in the clouds, go outside and see the lush gardens.


Pérez Art Museum Miami

Daily tours will take about 45 minutes to cover the museum. The building itself is impressive enough!


Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Buy an explorer ticket and have fun. It's not just for kids.


Miami Children's Museum

Got kids? No problem. They'll be occupied for hours here.

Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Miami

See the city at your own pace with the hop-on hop-off bus tour.


Escape Room

Use teamwork to escape. (It may be difficult to book last minute.)


Paranoia Horror Maze

A year-round attraction in Wynwood. Can you survive?


Skydive indoors at iFly

Self-explanatory.


CMX Cinemas

Watch a movie in ultimate luxury with a comprehensive food & drink menu.


Topgolf

Hit some balls rain or shine at Topgolf with two locations in Doral and Miami Gardens.



Breweries

If you're going to drink on your rainy day, have some fun with it and try something new:

M.I.A. Beer Company

Funky Buddha Brewery

J Wakefield Brewing

Tarpon River Brewing

Wynwood Brewing Company

Biscayne Brewing Company

Concrete Beach Brewery

Miami Brewing Company

Veza Sur Brewing Co

Lincoln's Beard Brewing Co


Casinos

Want to gamble? Check out a casino.


Spa

Enjoy a day at some of the best spas in Miami.


Go Shopping


Brickell City Centre

Dadeland Mall

Dolphin Mall

Bal Harbour Shops

Aventura Mall

The Falls

Sawgrass Mills

Lincoln Road Mall

Bayside Marketplace

Miracle Mall



Sporting Events

With 4 pro sports teams (soon to by 5) and a major university, there is a strong chance that one of the teams will have a game/match during your stay in Miami.


Miami Marlins

Sport: Baseball, MLB

Division: NL East

Venue: Marlins Park (20-30 minutes from Miami Beach)

Style: Retractable roof

Home Games Per Season: 81

Time of Year: Spring thru Fall

Cost: $


Miami Heat

Sport: Basketball, NBA

Division: Southeast

Venue: American Airlines Arena (15-20 minutes from Miami Beach)

Style: Arena

Home Games Per Season: 41

Time of Year: Fall thru Spring

Cost: $$


Miami Dolphins

Sport: Football, NFL

Division: AFC East

Venue: Hard Rock Stadium (35-50 minutes from Miami Beach)

Style: Open-air Stadium

Home Games Per Season: 8

Time of Year: Late Summer thru Winter

Cost: $$


Florida Panthers

Sport: Hockey, NHL

Division: Atlantic

Venue: BB&T Center (50 minutes to an hour from Miami Beach)

Style: Arena

Home Games Per Season: 41

Time of Year: Fall thru Spring

Cost: $$


Miami Hurricanes Football

Sport: Football, NCAA

Conference: ACC

Venue: Hard Rock Stadium (35-50 minutes from Miami Beach)

Style: Open-air Stadium

Home Games Per Season: 6

Time of Year: Late Summer thru Winter

Cost: $


Miami Hurricanes Basketball

Sport: Basketball, NCAA

Conference: ACC

Venue: Watsco Center (30-45 minutes from Miami Beach

Style: Arena

Home Games Per Season: 14-18

Time of Year: Fall thru Late Winter

Cost: $