Southwest Florida Rainy Day Activities

It’s officially Summer, which means daily afternoon rain showers in SWFL. What’s there to do when the rain cuts your beach day short? Here are a few options to keep in mind. 

Museums & Arts

Southwest Florida has a museum and center for just about every interest. The categories below just skim the surface of all that’s available in the Greater Fort Myers, Naples, and Bonita Springs area, plus everywhere in between. 

Transportation & History Lovers

From the original Model-T to an extensive collection of cars owned by the Collier family, there’s enough automotive eye-candy in SWFL to last you a few days! Plus, chug your way aboard a historic locomotive at the Railroad Museum. 

Art & Entertainment Lovers

Dance performances, theater productions, musical concerts, circus acts, and more! Southwest Florida attracts and produces 5-Star entertainment all year long. 

Science & Shell Lovers

Get hands-on experience with Southwest Florida science and learn about the unique organisms found in our local waters. The knowledge learned in our museums can make beach walks that much more interesting!


Movie Theaters 

Aside from the museums and arts listed above, Southwest Florida is home to a number of movie theaters playing the latest-released cinema films. 


Get up and moving! There are several shopping plazas, malls and outlets in Southwest Florida. Here are a few to get you started. Don’t forget your walking shoes!

Bowling & Arcade

Looking for something even more active than shopping? How about bowling, or the arcade?

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