Things to Do in Siesta Key on a Rainy Day

Vacations can be some of the most relaxing times spent with friends and family. They are perfect for recharging those batteries and can give you the break that you deserve from your everyday life. Choosing the right area is the first step in ensuring that you have the most relaxing time possible. Siesta Key, with its amazing turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, is the absolute best place to fulfill all your vacation needs. With Siesta Key Luxury Rental Properties, you may never want to leave the comfort of your condo. 

The weather in Florida varies depending on the time of year. Sure, you are probably excited to enjoy the sun and soft sea breezes that we are known for; however, the reality is that rain is common in tropical locales. This is especially true if you visit during the fall, which is considered our wettest season. The important thing is knowing what to do when the weather puts a damper on your beach day plans. Luckily, Siesta Key has plenty of indoor activities to keep you entertained no matter the weather outside. 

Inside Things to Do

Museums and Art Galleries

While this may not sound interesting to some, the museums in Siesta Key are home to some incredible pieces of art, among other things! Depending on what you are in the mood for, there are a few museums to choose from. The Ringing Museum located in Sarasota boasts an incredible 21 galleries of European paintings and American art. Their collection is worth millions of dollars, and their museum is known as the state art museum in all of Florida! The Ringling Museum has artwork from around the world in various styles and from various time periods. 

If the classic art isn’t your style, then perhaps you would be interested in the Sarasota Classic Car Museum. This is an amazing place where you can walk around and see antique one-of-a-kind classic cars. This museum is known as the second oldest operating antique car museum in all of the U.S. The museum has over 75 rare cars, including John Lennon’s 1965 Mercedes Benz and Paul McCartney’s Mini Cooper. 

Finally, for something a little more high-tech, there is the South Florida Museum. This museum is known for its 60,000-gallon aquarium featuring live manatees swimming around and their rock and roll laser light shows on the weekend nights. They also have an incredible planetarium which hosts awesome star shows. 

Aquariums and Wildlife Areas

Perhaps you are looking for something with a little more of a “wow” factor than art museums. If that’s the case, then we suggest checking out some of the local aquariums and indoor wildlife retreats. 

We suggest visiting the Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota. The aquarium itself hosts hundreds of marine animals, including some that you cannot see anywhere else. Gaze into the abyss of the aquarium in search of turtles, stingrays, eels, sharks and even manatees! They also have guided tours in order to educate their visitors on how the animals are cared for. 

Another fun place to visit is the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. This amazing indoor sanctuary is home to many exotic birds and animals, and in many cases, they are roaming free and will even come up and interact with you. If you are looking for a place to feed flamingos, hold bearded dragons, and even pet alligators, then this is a place that you absolutely won’t want to miss out on. 

Get Creative

If you are looking for something that really indulges those creative bones, then we suggest visiting Sip n’ Create (adults only). This BYOB paint-and-sip studio is perfect for a girls’ night out, or even a couples’ day in. Simply bring a few drinks, and the rest is provided for you for a small fee. Spend a few hours enjoying those drinks while creating some truly awesome artwork that you can brag about later. 

If you are looking for something that you can do with the kids, why not take some time to really enjoy your Siesta Key rental and play some games? If you don’t have any board games handy, there are plenty of shops close by where you can purchase a few. However, living in the digital age has made family game nights even more entertaining. There are a wide variety of games that can be purchased or downloaded for free and offer hours of enjoyment!

Rainy days are great excuses to veg out on the couch and watch your favorite movies or TV shows. It can be fun introducing an “oldie but a goodie” black n’ which film to your kids, but if everyone has different options about what to watch, just about all the bedrooms in our homes have their own TV. We even make it easy to connect to your Netflix account.

Plan Your Siesta Key Vacation

Choosing the perfect condo rental is where it all starts, and Siesta Key Luxury Rental Properties are where it’s at. Even with the list of activities, we have given above, with the right condo, you may never want to venture out!

Take Time Out for Yourself

When it comes down to it, this is your vacation and you are here to relax and recharge. Sometimes that can be a little more work than expected. Why not give someone else a chance to pamper you and put you into a more relaxed mindset? The folks at Siesta Healing Spa are ready to transport you to a place of tranquility and relaxation. Whether you are looking for a relaxing massage, a luxurious facial treatment, a few hours in a salt room, or some acupuncture therapy, the Siesta Healing Spa has everything you could possibly want and is ready to get you good and relaxed. 

You could also take some time to have a relaxing workout. This might sound a little counter-intuitive, but hear us out. While a workout is meant to pump you up and get your blood flowing, some relaxing yoga is what the body needs in order to unwind and mellow out. Yoga from The Heart is ready to help you get into a more relaxed mindset while still staying active. They are perfect for beginners or for veterans of Yoga. Their combination of soothing sounds and opening poses are all you need to truly let the weight of your everyday life melt away. 

It is important to note that while all these activities are beneficial to have around when it’s raining, they are also all available no matter what the weather is like. Those relaxing yoga classes can be offered on the beach when the weather permits, which offers a very different experience, and one that you have to try out!

Whenever you consider a vacation spot, you never really consider the weather to its fullest extent. Sure, you think you are prepared for whatever may come your way, but the truth is you are always hoping for sunny weather and clear skies. We are hoping that you are a little more prepared for your vacation upon reading this article. Sure rainy weather may not have been in your original vacation plans, but you can have just as much fun in Siesta Key regardless of the weather and even in the evenings!

Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you choose the condo, home, or duplex that is perfect for you and will be your ultimate guides to the perfect Siesta Key vacation. Give us a call at 941.349.1125 and let us start turning your vacation plans into a reality.


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Siesta Key, Florida USA 34242
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