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You know what they say, Key West is close to perfect, far from normal. While the island is known for its great weather, a rainy day can happen, and that doesn't mean your vacation is ruined! A rainy day can be the perfect time to explore the island's many attractions and hidden gems. Whether you're a history buff, a movie lover, a nature enthusiast, a foodie, or just looking for some relaxation, Key West has something for everyone. Here are seven fun and creative things to do on a rainy day in paradise.
Step into History: Key West has a rich history, and there's no better way to discover it than by visiting the island's many historical sites. Explore the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, the Key West Lighthouse, the Harry S. Truman Little White House, the Audubon House and Tropical Gardens, the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, and the Custom House Museum. Learn about the island's fascinating past and the famous figures who helped shape it. Fun Fact: The Audubon House built in the 1830s and was once owned by Captain John Geiger, a well-known wrecker and sea caption. Explore life as it was in the mid-1800s, as each room is filled with photographs, artifacts, and furniture belonging to Captain Geiger and his family. (Photo credit:
Audubon House and Tropical Gardens)
Catch a Movie: Rainy days are perfect for catching a flick, and Key West's Tropic Cinema offers a unique movie experience. This nonprofit cinema shows a mix of new releases, independent films, and classic favorites in a cozy, art deco setting. Sip a cocktail or snack on popcorn while enjoying the show. Fun Fact: The Tropic Cinema opened in 2004. (Photo credit: Tropic Cinema)
Savor the Flavors:Key West's culinary scene is one of the island's biggest draws, and a rainy day is a perfect excuse to indulge. Take a food tour to sample local favorites like conch fritters, Key West pink shrimp, and rum runners, or check out one of the many cafes or restaurants around town. Fun Fact: Blue Heaven, a popular restaurant in Key West, was once a boxing ring and hosted matches in the 1920s.
Get Spooky: Key West has a spooky side, and a ghost tour is the one way to explore it. Visit some of the island's most haunted locations and hear spine-tingling tales of ghosts and ghouls. You may even experience a chill or two. Fun Fact: The Robert the Doll exhibit at the Fort East Martello Museum is one of the most popular haunted attractions in Key West.
Tour the Island: Take a ride on the Conch Train or Trolley and learn about Key West's most iconic sights and landmarks. You'll learn about the island's rich history and culture as you pass by historic buildings, charming neighborhoods, and stunning ocean views. The tour is a fun and informative way to spend a rainy day in Key West. Fun Fact: The Conch Train has been running since 1958 and is a great way to tour the island.
Enjoy Live Music and Iconic Bars: Key West has a rich history of lively bars and music; a rainy day is another way to experience it. Head to Sloppy Joe's or Schooner Wharf Bar and enjoy live music while sipping a cocktail. Another option is the Green Parrot, a beloved dive bar fixture in Key West since the 1890s. Fun Fact: Sloppy Joe's was Ernest Hemingway's favorite watering hole during his time on the island.
Get Up Close with Nature: Rain or shine, the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a must-see attraction on the island. Step into this indoor sanctuary's magical world of fluttering wings and tropical blooms. Watch as butterflies flit and fly around you, landing on your shoulder or resting on a nearby flower. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies, their habitats, and their importance to our ecosystem. Say hi to Rhett and Scarlett, two pink flamingos who also call the conservatory their home. Fun Fact: The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is home to over 50 species of butterflies and is one of the only butterfly conservatories in the United States that is wheelchair accessible. (Photo credit: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory)
Remember to take some time to chill and relax on the balcony, listen to the raindrops falling, and enjoy the stunning views of the historic seaport. After all, you're in paradise!
A rainy day in Key West doesn't have to be a washout. With these seven fun and creative things to do, you can make the most of your vacation and experience. Embrace it, have fun, and enjoy. #lovethemarker
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