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Top Rainy Day Activities In South Florida

April 26, 2014 9:00 AM

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(Photo Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

South Florida’s tropical climate is temperamental and prone to unexpected rainstorms. As a result, entertainment options are limited due South Florida’s plethora of outdoor sports and activities. Two years ago, the Best Rainy Day Remedies article listed five indoor alternatives to play the day away. Now there’s a new list that will have you bouncing off the walls and get your heart racing. So put away your Netflix movie list and get inside for some great fun.

Off The Wall Trampoline Fun Center
4939 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
(954) 973-3031
www.offthewallfl.com

If you’re an adrenaline junky and the rain’s got you antsy, the Off The Wall Trampoline Fun Center is the perfect spot for you. It takes on the craze of indoor trampolining and combines it with everyday outdoor activities like basketball, volleyball and dodgeball. The facility contains 5,000 square feet of jump space so there’s plenty of room to play a game or to do an open jump. Once you’re off the trampoline, climb a rock wall, play laser tag or get your game on in the arcade. You’ll have so much fun, you won’t even notice the inclement weather.

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Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
(305) 480-1300
www.miami.marlins.mlb.com

It doesn’t matter what the weather’s like. It’s always a nice to catch a ball game. The state-of-the-art Marlins Park is not only air conditioned, but it also has a retractable roof that shields fans from those rogue rainstorms. Tickets are fairly inexpensive starting at $15 per person and there’s plenty of room in this 37,000-square-foot oasis. So head out to the ball game and never worry about rain drops falling on your head again.

Kidz Fest

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Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 673-7767
www.miamibeachfl.gov

In South Florida, it rarely gets cold and rainy. It gets humid and rainy. So take break from the steam and travel to a distant land in South Beach called the Scott Rakow Youth Center. Here you can ice skate or play hockey in the dead of summer and forget you live in South Florida. Children can also participate in other activities like bowling, crafts and more, which makes this a great place for families. The rink is open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday and times vary depending on the day. See the website for additional information.

Related: Top Indoor Playgrounds In Miami

Monster Mini Golf
14435 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
(954) 589-1878
www.monsterminigolf.com

Mini golf has never been this fun. Grab your family and head over to Miramar for a glow-in-the-dark golf experience. Keep your eyes on the ball as terrifying monsters stare at you behind florescent eyes. Then head over to the arcade to catch your breath. Adult admission is only $9 and children’s tickets are $8. It’s the only activity that can make a rainy day more ominous.

K1 Speed
2950 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 416-0044
www.k1speed.com

K1 Speed makes it to the list because there isn’t a person alive who doesn’t like go karts. Arrive in closed-toe shoes and prepare for a real racing experience. You will be given a face mask, a helmet, instructions on race safety and then it’s off to the races for an 18-lap dash at 45 mph. Prices may vary but it’s wise to check the website for deals and coupons before purchasing your package.

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Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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