Florida is known for its sunny days and warm, ocean air; after all our slogan is The Sunshine State!. However, even fantastic cities like Fort Lauderdale have their rainy days. If you’re vacationing on Fort Lauderdale Beach and rain is keeping you from soaking in the sun and splashing in the surf, check out these fun and quintessential rainy-day activities steps from the shore.
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. And while strolling the gardens might not be in the forecast, Bonnett House is as beautiful inside as out. Tour the personal living quarters and the Bartlet art studio, which provides as much fine art as it does an educational look at Florida's 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. With more than 100 fashion retailers including Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Dillard’s, as well as popular stores, including American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Free People, H&M, J. Crew, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Pandora, Sephora and Williams-Sonoma, you can shop, and dine the day away and forget the rain outside.
5. Escape and Test Your Skills
Fort Lauderdale’s ultimate upscale, private, real life escape room game experience, Escapology is located on the beach at Beach Place Fort Lauderdale. Gather your family and friends for the ultimate challenge in this new escape room attraction by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks that will free them from the game room. Six rooms, each with a different missions to solve. Do you have what it takes to escape?