Although Tampa is in the sunshine state, we certainly get our fair share of rain. Luckily, rain or shine there is always something to do in Tampa. Hold onto your umbrella; we’ve got a packed list of rainy day adventures all across Tampa!
If you want decor that has a personal touch with great memories connected to it as well, then AR Workshop is the spot for you! You might be thinking ‘what could I possibly DIY?’ and the answer is: basically anything! Custom wood signs, wood pallet signs, canvas pillows, round signs, lazy susans, and centerpiece boxes are just a few of the specialties at AR Workshop. AR Workshop is new to Tampa, check out some photos of what you can DIY here.
Read more about Tampa’s AR Workshop here.
Cigar City Brewing Tour
Take this rainy day as an excuse to taste some new brews and see how they are made too! Cigar City Brewing offers tours of their brewery and also has a well-known tasting room, perfect for a rainy day!
Read more about Cigar City Brewing here.
The Great Escape Room
You are locked in a room with a story of how you got there and 60 minutes on the clock. The room is filled with hidden clues to help you escape. Think you can beat the clock an escape? There’s only one way to find out!
Read more about The Great Escape Room here.
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts displays a wide variety of photography. They have permanent displays as well as rotating exhibits. Explore a variety of different worlds through the art of photography. They also offer photography courses if the art inspires you!
Read more about the Museum of Photographic Arts here.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Skydiving: something you would certainly not think to be doing on a rainy day. However, iFLY’s Indoor Skydiving allows you to fly WITHOUT jumping out of a plane. So how does it work? A vertical wind tunnel has fans at the top to draw air through the flight chamber and then pushes it back down the sides through Return Air Towers, the air is then ‘turned’ from the RATs into the bottom of the tunnel (plenum) and back up toward the flight chamber through an inlet contractor, the inlet contractor reduces the space the air can travel in, thus compressing and speeding up the air before it reenters the flight chamber. All of this put together allows you to soar through the air on even the rainiest days.
Read more about iFLY here.
PlayGrounds of Tampa
PlayGrounds is a huge indoor space packed with bounce houses for kids to play and let their imagination run wild. There is even a parents coffee lounge to relax in while your child is bouncing off the walls, literally!
Read more about PlayGrounds here.
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Straz is the home of the great shows of Tampa. On a rainy day get some tickets and enjoy the art of live performance. Hamilton is even coming to Straz! Check out the list of shows hitting Tampa here.
Read more about the Straz Center here.
Tampa Museum of Art
The Tampa Museum of Art is located on the Riverwalk. They have modern and contemporary art as well as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. Check out the Kusama Exhibit Coming to Tampa here. Escape the rain and get lost in the art!
Check out the Tampa Museum of Art here.
The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium is a non-profit organization that displays animals in the areas of wetland trails, a journey to Madagascar, bays and beaches, no bones zone, coral reefs, dragons down under, and the ocean commotion! We can also look forward to their center for conservation opening soon. Being a 250,000 square feet space you’re sure to have a whole day away from the rain at The Florida Aquarium.
Read more about The Florida Aquarium here.
The Museum of Science & Industry
The Museum of Science & Industry is great for all ages. Unlike other museums, The Museum of Science & Industry has a large focus on technology. They have exhibits, a rope course, and a planetarium!
Read more about The Museum of Science & Industry here.
Rock climbing is fun for all ages but a rain could put a damper on the outdoor adventure. Luckily Tampa has Vertical Ventures, the perfect indoor climbing destination. Their facility is equipped with a 60+ Bouldering Route, Lead Climbing Arch, Freestanding Boulder, 10 Top Rope Stations, 5 Autobelays, Treadwall, and Campus Board & Slackline.
Read more about Vertical Ventures here.
Images courtesy of Joe Chisholm, AR Workshop, The Tampa Museum of Art, The Florida Aquarium, iFLY Indoor Skydiving, Vertical Ventures, The Great Escape Room, City Cigar Brewing, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.