The warmth and sun of Florida is an attraction any time of year. Pack your bags and prepare for fun in the sun, water, and even on land as you check out many of the exciting activities the area has to offer. While the weather may be perfect for the majority of your trip, you’ll want to prepare some activities in the Florida Keys for times when the weather doesn’t cooperate with your beach and outdoor schedule.
Sea-renity Beach Spa & Bou-tiki
The spa is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit, no matter how gloomy the weather. Head to the spa on Anna Maria Island to pamper yourself with a wide range of spa services, with a myriad of massage treatments you’ll love. Enhance the experience with reflexology, scalp soothing, warm stones, or a sea scrub. There are facials and other bodywork techniques to choose from, too. If you don’t want to brave the rain, someone will come to you to complete your relaxation at your rental. If you choose to visit the spa in person, you’ll be able to choose one of the many rooms in the spa. Come back when the sun is shining for treatment in their beachfront tiki hut. Keep in mind some of the add-on treatments may not be available in the hut, and wherever your treatment occurs, make sure to bring a mask.
While movies may be a great way to pass a few hours on a rainy day, give your entertainment a live twist and take in a show by The Island Players. The Anna Maria Island group is the oldest community theater in Manatee County. When in season, they have shows Tuesday-Saturday, plus a Sunday matinee. If the rain hits on a Monday, you’ll be out of luck for a show, since that’s their day off. Make sure to visit their website, where you can check the schedule and book tickets beforehand.
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
After you’ve spent plenty of time in the sunny, warm weather exploring the outdoor aspects of Anna Maria Island, use a rainy day to learn more about the history of the island at an indoor venue. The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, near the old city jail, has plenty of information about the history and treasures of the island’s past. You can brave the rain to visit the jail, which used to be the city jail until the 1940s or stick to the museum and stay warm and dry. You’ll also learn about the many Hollywood movies shot on the island, like Palmetto and The Perfect Storm. Go way back in time and find evidence of Native American cultures that date back to 700 AD.
Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Florida is one of the best places for a variety of nature’s best. From inland lakes and the picturesque shores of the coast of the shimmering Gulf of Mexico to wildlife that live on land and wildlife that inhabits the sea, there’s a lot to see and learn about the unique ecosystem of Florida. For some indoor fun on a rainy day when you can’t visit the beach, head to the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, formerly known as the South Florida Museum, located in Bradenton. You’ll want to prepare for fun and learning with many permanent exhibits, as well as a number of rotating exhibits, meaning no two visits will ever be the same! Make sure not to miss the manatee habitat where you can meet the manatees and learn about measures for manatee rehabilitation or visit the planetarium for an out-of-this-world show.
Rainy Day Fun Activities in the Florida Keys
When you book your fun-filled getaway to the Florida Keys, you won’t be short on activities to fill every minute of every day, even when the sun isn’t shining. With so many activities in the Florida Keys to choose from, you’ll find something to do to keep the entire group entertained and happy. Spend some time in your accommodations if you don’t feel like going out. From a one-bedroom for your small family or a getaway with your sweetheart, all the way up to six bedrooms for a family or group reunion, you’ll find something by Rent the Keys to fill the bill! Instead of getting wet when heading out to eat, stay warm and dry and prepare a mouth-watering home-cooked meal in your rental’s fully equipped kitchen. Recharge with a nap or a good night’s sleep in your own bedroom or spread out in the spacious living area to read a book or watch a movie. Indulge in a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, double ovens, flat-screen TVs and more.
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The sun and warmth of Florida is attractive any time of year you need a getaway. Pack your bags and prepare for fun in the sun, water, and even on land as you check out many of the exciting activities the Florida Keys have to offer. You’ll find plenty of activities and Florida Keys tours to keep you busy throughout your stay.
Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & EcoVentures
Based in Longboat Key and serving the visitors and residents of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton Beach, and Sarasota, this company offers rentals, lessons, and tours by kayak and stand-up paddleboard. Choose the coastal island tour to kayak around Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key where you’ll spot dolphins, manatees, birds, and all sorts of other marine life. Take a tour of the mangroves at the Robinson Preserve on the mangrove kayak tour and learn about the wildlife and history of the area that includes nearly 700 acres of restored coastal wetlands, tidal salt marsh habitats, and more. For the anglers of the group, they’ll want to check out the kayak fishing tour where they can bring back snook, red drum, spotted sea trout, and other species to grill up for a delicious lunch or dinner. For a romantic evening afloat or a colorful perspective of the area, book one of their sunset tours and watch the sun sink below the horizon.
833-LETS-FLY Air Adventures
Enjoy Anna Maria Island from above! Fly high above Anna Maria Island and the surrounding area with 833-LETS-FLY. The safe and stable open-air cockpit flight vehicle is designated as a “weight-shift-controlled” aircraft by the FFA and is a motorized vehicle evolved from hang gliders. Try the introductory “discovery flight” where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the awesomeness of flying over the beaches in the unique glider for a bird’s eye view. You can even take the controls if you like. Stay on the lookout for dolphins, stingrays, manatees, and sharks swimming the waters below. Choose from a 30- or 60-minute tour, and make sure to add on an HD GOPRO recording of your flight to relive the experience once you get home.
Paradise Boat Tours
The best way to get to know the area you’ve decided to call home for a while is to get out and explore all the nooks and crannies. While exploring on land is easy, by car or on foot or bike, you’ll want to get familiar with the waters of the area too. Based in Bradenton Beach, Paradise Boat Tours offers fully narrated, 90-minute tours of the intercoastal waterways. You’ll want to bring your camera along and keep it ready and your eyes peeled for sea life that many include dolphins, manatees, rays, and more! Plan a private tour for you and your group or you and your sweetheart and pack a picnic, including your favorite alcoholic beverages.
Bradenton Beach Parasailing
Another way to see your chose vacation destination from a bird’s eye view is with a parasailing adventure. Sail high over the water on your airborne adventure with Bradenton Beach Parasailing. You’ll take off from the beautiful waters off of Anna Maria Island and fly high above the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Dare to look down and spot dolphins, turtles, manatees, stingrays, and other sea life. You can choose to take off and land without getting wet, or when the weather’s warm cool off from the beat of the sun with a little dip in the water before flying back up once again to come down for a safe landing on the boat deck of the specially designed and USGS approved parasailing boat. The harness fits up to three people, so you can go it alone or do your best to convince a couple of your group members to go up with you. Non-participating passengers are welcome if space allows. Ask about age or weight restrictions when booking.
Amazing Experiences on Florida Keys Tours
When you book your fun- and tour-filled getaway to the Florida Keys, you won’t be short on activities and experiences to fill every minute of every day. With so many things to choose from, you’ll find something to do to keep the entire group entertained and happy. When booking accommodations, make sure to choose a beautiful vacation home provided by RentTheKeys. Choose a one-bedroom for your small family or a getaway with your sweetheart, all the way up to six bedrooms for a family or group reunion! Prepare a mouth-watering home-cooked meal in your rental’s fully equipped kitchen. Relax after a long day or take your morning coffee out to a private deck or balcony. Recharge with a nap or a good night’s sleep in your own bedroom or spread out in the spacious living area to read a book or watch a movie. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, double ovens, flat-screen TVs and more.
Contact us to book your stay full of unforgettable Florida Keys tours and experiences today!