Looking for things to do on rainy day in Naples, Florida? With 264 days of sunshine and just 81 days of measurable precipitation, Naples climate is practically perfect. Most of those storms happen during the summer months and usually pass fairly quickly. But if that rain happens to fall on a week you’ve booked your vacation to Naples, Florida or you’re entertaining out of town guests, here are a few ideas to pass the time. Call ahead. Some of the museums require reservations or have Summer hours in effect.
Naples Historic Society’s Historic Palm Cottage
- Drop in at a museum. We have the Naples Depot, The Collier County Museums, The Baker Museum at the Artis, Naples oldest house “Historic Palm Cottage” and the Von Liebig Art Center to name a few. The Revs Institute for Automotive Research is an 80,000 square foot automobile museum featuring 100 of the most influential automobiles that changed the world. Whether or not you’re a car buff you’re sure to learn something at this special place. Note that reservations are required at The Revs Institute.
- Go shopping. In downtown Naples there’s 5th Avenue South, Third Street South, Tin City and Crayton Cove. You’ll find quaint shops, art galleries and boutiques that feature a wide variety of gifts and artwork including some from local artists. With close proximity to the shore, you can make a beeline for Naples beach should the sun come out! At the upscale Waterside Shops in North Naples you find high end designer retail stores featuring: Tory Burch, Gucci, Lily Pulitzer, Michael Kors, Tiffany, Nordstrom’s, Louis Vuitton, Sak’s Fifth Avenue and many more. Or try the Coastland Mall for family favorites like Dillard’s, Macy’s and JC Penney’s.
- Visit the consignment shops on North and South 10th street just east of Tamiami Trail/41. Shop for gently used designer fashions for men and women, furniture, antiques and much more. Some of the shops are run by local non- profits to help support their organizations.
- Tour the open houses in the Naples area. If you’ve ever imagined living on the beach or in Old Naples stop by an open house! It’s always fun to see the latest trends in new homes, get design ideas and find out more about the area.
- Take a class. Not far from downtown, Fire and Earth Ceramic Art Studio has open studio time where you can paint your own pottery or take a class. Walk-ins are welcome. They have hundreds of bisque pottery designs and a helpful staff that can give you tips for the best glaze effects. In Historic Crayton Cove at 749 12th Ave S Naples, FL 34102 .
- Hold a Starfish. Visit Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Learning Center in East Naples. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. The learning center is open to the public and visitors can learn about the important role estuaries serve filtering water to the Gulf and acting as nurseries for a variety of wildlife. Don’t miss the “touch tank” at the learning center where you can touch a starfish or hermit crab! A variety of programs and lectures are offered, or you can tour on your own time. Rookery Bay Learning Center, Naples, Florida
- Spa Day. Looking for a relaxing way to spend those rainy days? There’s a variety of spas in the Naples, Florida area that can treat you to pure relaxation. The Woodhouse Day Spa located in North Naples offers a full menu of treatments in a convenient location across from the Coastland Mall. The Spa at Naples Grande, The Ritz -Carlton Spa, and LaTerre at La Playa Resort are special retreats inside gorgeous hotel properties near or on the beach. A perfect way to relax and rejuvenate on a rainy day in Naples, Florida.
- Take in a movie. Naples has several great movie theaters to check out the latest releases and pass the time waiting for the storm. The Silverspot at Shops at Mercato offers 12 movie theaters equipped with state-of-the-art digital sound, wide leather seats, reserved seating and a full restaurant and lounge.
So keep this list handy when you’re looking for things to do on a rainy day in Naples, Florida. Chances are the storm will move through quickly and you’ll be able to enjoy a gorgeous sunset on Naples Pier overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
Sunset Gulf of Mexico, Naples, Florida