Florida is known for its sunny days and warm, ocean air. However, even fantastic cities like Fort Lauderdale have their rainy days. If you’re vacationing in Fort Lauderdale and rain is keeping you from the beach, check out these rainy-day activities.

1. Declare a Spa Day!
Don’t let crummy weather get you down. Book yourself a day away at one of Fort Lauderdale Beach’s numerous luxury spas.  You can get a massage, treat yourself to a facial, or get a complete makeover for an entirely new you.
2. Enjoy a Leisurely Meal.
When was the last time you sat around the table, savoring each bite and enjoying good conversation with friends or family? While you may not be able to bask on the beach until the sun reappears, you can still enjoy the beauty of the rolling ocean waves and swaying palm trees while sipping a refreshing drink and savoring a sensational meal at our more than 3-dozen Fort Lauderdale Beachfront restaurants.
3. Explore Bonnet House Museum.
The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is almost a century-old Florida home converted into a local museum. The Bonnett House is beautiful inside and out. From the personal living quarters to the lush gardens, the house reflects the original inhabitants’ love for the arts and education as well as FL history and environmental preservation.
4. Pop Open an Umbrella and Shop the Day Away.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale area has many different shopping venues. From the trendy Las Olas Boulevard to the Galleria Mall, you can find a Fort Lauderdale shopping experience to forget the rain outside.
5. Dive in at the International Swimming Hall of Fame
If you’re looking for a way to learn about the water while staying dry, pay a visit to the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF). Known as the mecca and international showplace for swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming, the ISHOF occupies more than 7,500 square feet and contains the world's largest collection of aquatic memorabilia and the single largest source of aquatic books, manuscripts and literature. With more than 40 exhibits and displays that illustrate the history of aquatic sports, it’s easy to see why this is a great place to spend an afternoon learning about the athletes and people who made these sports what they are today.