5+ Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Key West
Key West boasts more than 330 days of sunshine per year. If you happen to be visiting during one of our rare bad weather days, don’t fret.
We have a saying: “If you don’t like the weather, wait half an hour.” On a rare occasion that it lasts longer, we have some rainy day ideas for you.
#1. Museums and Tours
Key West has many museums to choose from, including the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Truman Little White House, The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and Customs House Museum. Learn about Key West’s fascinating past as a wrecking community or about our famous residents like Ernest Hemingway and President Truman.
#2. Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
You’ll have no idea the weather is bad. Key West is filled with many great Spas. Enjoy the view from La Concha’s rooftop spa, relax in Anahara Spa’s Sauna or do a couples massage in your room with Essera Spa.
#3. Get Tropical
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory is a magical environment dedicated to these fascinating winged insects. The free-flight conservancy features hundreds of butterfly specimens from around the world as well as several tropical bird species, a collection of flowering plants and cascading waterfalls. Learn about the anatomy, life cycle and migration of the monarch butterfly, which can travel hundreds to thousands of miles.
#4. Still Get on the Water!
#5. See a Movie
The Tropic Cinema is the perfect place to get out of the rain. From indie films to blockbusters, there’s something for everyone. This nonprofit is staffed entirely by volunteers more than happy to serve you popcorn with REAL butter and a help-yourself bar of spices and toppings, locally made cakes and treats, and most importantly — beer, wine and champagne.
#6. Bar Crawl
Bundle up and explore new bars and restaurants. Weather you hit up some old bars like Sloppy Joe’s and Captain Tony’s or explore new options like Mary Ellen’s and Lucy’s, you can’t go wrong.