29 Mar 2017
Key West may be best known for its beautiful beaches and outdoor activities, but when a storm rolls through there's just as much to do. Key West rainy day activities still allow you to explore and experience the uniqueness of the island. Here are a few of our favorite things to do on a rainy day.
One of our favorite things to do in Key West on a rainy day is to check out the many great restaurants on the island. Key West cuisine is diverse and has just about something to offer all palates. Eat a delicious breakfast or go on a hunt for the best Key Lime Pie.
Ernest Hemingway loved Key West so much that he purchased a home right in the heart of Old Town back in 1931. Take a walk through the Hemingway House and witness some of his unique personal touches. There are antique European furnishings that were collected during his stay in Europe. The garden area is beautiful as well. Take a visit back in time and enjoy one of Key West’s most profound museums.
In 1891 there was a Richardsonian Romanesque structure was built near Mallory’s Square historic Seaport, which is known today as the Custom House. This building was the home of the island’s customs office, district courts, and postal service. The Custom House features four floors full of interesting facts, art, and other historical exhibits. This is a great place to learn a little history of our great island.
The U.S. Army began to build a fort during the Civil War to provide extra protection against Confederate sea assault. Fortunately, there were no battles to take place on or near the island. With there being no use for this fort, East Martello was unfinished and abandoned. In 1950, Key West Art & Historical Society decided to restore this incredible landmark, making it possible for us to explore the battlement’s collection, learn of the wrecking and cigar manufacturing industries and more!
Key West Lighthouse
When the U.S. Navy settled in Key West, it was made apparent that a lighthouse was needed. The Key West Lighthouse was used to assure safe arrival for commercial and military ships. Visitors can expect to see photographs and other belongings of that historic time back in 1848.
What better way to enjoy a rainy day than pampering yourself? Key West spas offer massages, facials, and other treatments to treat yourself to a rejuvenating and relaxing afternoon.
Plan Your Key West Vacation
Prepare yourself for a spectacular Key West vacation, rain or shine. Our Key West vacation rentals offer the perfect home base to explore the island, and it's a great place to unwind on a rainy afternoon. Book your stay now and start planning a trip to remember.