There aren’t very many postcards of Marco Island that show an island soaked with rain. The reality, however, is that Marco Island is wet—especially during the summer—since the same storms that form off West Africa can spill rain on South Florida.
Sure, you can always go to the beach in the rain, take a nap, or play a board game, but a better bet is to do something fun with one of the rainy activities below.
Marco Movies is a family owned movie theater dedicated to showing only the best first-run movies on Marco Island. Opening in 1993 Marco Movies is America’s Original First Run Food Theater! All of their menu items are made fresh to order, using only the finest, fresh ingredients and professionally prepared by their expert staff. So sit back, and let their friendly waitstaff pamper you while you enjoy Hollywoods newest releases! Marco Movies truly is a great place to go when it rains!
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is a brain-building powerhouse and Southwest Florida’s first museum devoted for children and families. With hands-on exhibit galleries, the accessible museum invites visitors of all ages to journey through the swamps of the Everglades, weave through a maze, climb a two-story banyan tree, or experiment with the water play station.
The Marco Island Historical Museum explores Southwest Florida’s Calusa Indians and brings this vanished civilization to life with informative displays and an exciting recreated village scene. Permanent and traveling exhibits trace the settlement of this subtropical island paradise from its early pioneer roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation and clam cannery.
The Marco Island Center for the Arts is committed to presenting an ambitious exhibition schedule with new shows every month in its Lauritzen, Rush, and La Petite galleries. With over 160 classes in almost every medium, you are certain to find a class or workshop that matches your interest.
Both of the Marco Island Sunshine Booksellers locations offer a wide range of services and products, all provided to you by a friendly, competent staff. Both locations offer a good selection of books for adults and children, fiction and non fiction.
If the wind is especially strong out of the west and you are a shell collector, then go walk the beach anyway. Any of the beaches on Marco Island can provide shells anytime of year. However there are a few beaches that may provide a better chance to find shells that are common to the area as well as some unique finds like an occasional sharks tooth.
Combat the rain at Wake Up Marco with a fresh cup of coffee while gazing into the clouds, and if the rain keeps falling in heavy sheets, eat a fresh pastry from their bakery, with most of our products and ingredients coming from local farmers.
The common misconception is that Florida is always hot. But in some places, like Marco Island, the weather can fluctuate and even be cold, on occasion, throughout the year. Typically the rainy months in South Florida are May to August with predictable afternoon showers between 2pm and 5pm every day. The rain begins tapering off during September and October with the dry months stretching between October and April.
These are just a few of the things that you can do in Marco Island when it rains. There’s something for everyone and you’ll have a wonderful time. Come visit and you’ll see what Marco Island has in store. You’ll want to come back time and time again, we’re sure.
We offer a huge selection of the Island’s finest vacation rentals in every price range. Whether you want to stay a week, several weeks, or even months, we can match you with a home or condo ideally suited to your needs. Contact our Marco office today.