Across the US the weather is starting to cool and people are starting to sport their light sweaters and ankle booties. In Miami we are at the peak of monsoon season, which means weekends are usually flooded (see that I did there) with overcasts and unpredictable storms. I am always #bored which means my ADD typically kicks in after 5 minutes of sitting still. So rainy days are always my personal challenge to find something fun to do – while keeping my hair dry. Instead of staying home and binge eating everything in your fridge – here’s my list of the top 5 things to do on a rainy weekend.
1. Perez Art Museum
Nothing beats the rainy day blues than immersing yourself in culture. An afternoon at the Perez Art Museum is a great way to stay out of the rain. There are great exhibits to explore and after the exploration grab lunch at Verde. Make sure you try their Verde Farro Bowl it’s super yummy and filling. You don’t need museum entry to dine at Verde so even if you hate art (we will never be friends) you can still dine waterside.
2. Rock Climbing
Even though we are way below sea level – the flooding on Miami Beach proves it – there is still an opportunity to seek new heights. Check out X-Treme Rock Climbing. You can pack a lunch box and your North Face jacket and pretend you are climbing Mount Elbert in Colorado. Bring friends along for the ultimate climbing experience. They also offer yoga classes – so after your climb you can zen back to your day.
3. Rage at a Concert
Miami isn’t known for its great music scene, but these past few years – there have been great bands coming through our hood. What better way to keep the momentum than by supporting their visit. Bienvenidos a Miami! You can check out the calendars for the Fillmore and Bardot for their upcoming weekend shows. While you are at it – check out some of the underground concerts at local venues or jazz at Lagniappe.
4. Get Fit and hit the Spa
Spas like the Viceroy, Exhale, and the Standard make for an awesome local retreat. In one quick trip you can spend a few hours to make your body feel superb. Sign up for a workout class and follow with a massage or facial. You can hang out at their facilities, use the steam rooms, drink a mimosa (or tea if you disapprove of my alcoholism) and feel oh-so-fine afterwards. It might be a pricier alternative for most but it’s the best way to beat the rainy day blues!
5. Host a football Party
Don’t want to leave the house? Perfect invite friends over! Football season offers the best way to beat the rain without having to go out. Order a few pizzas from Pieducks or sushi from Obba and tell your pals to pick up their favorite craft brews on the way over. If you aren’t really into football, who cares, it’s an excuse to party #fuckingduh! You can spend a day catching up with pals and it’s a quick fix to a rainy weekend.
Rainy days don’t have to be the end-all be-all of your weekend plans. Feel free to add other ideas in the comments below!
Rainy Wet Kisses,