It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is….we’ll…probably sleeping in. So you come to Florida to dance in the sunshine, swim with the Dolphins, have fruity cocktails while watching the sunset, and then look what happens….IT RAINS! What!! That wasn’t in the brochure? Well, rest easy, I’m going to show you how to enjoy a rainy day in Naples.
First…after you have woken up and looked out the window…complained and fussed…, go get yourself a cup of coffee. Next, pick one of these fun things to keep you amused when the sky is dropping H2O.
Boy or boy, let me tell you, we’ve got restaurants galore. Go out and try a new restaurant (some listed on this site). Make it a long, lovely, lunch. Don’t let that waiter rush you…take you’re time and enjoy. Everyone needs a 3 hour lunch once in a while! Here are a few of my favorites.
Bricktops at Waterside
La Bazenne on Fifth
Put your little rain boots on and head over to Silverspot at Mercado. This is one of my all time favorite things to do. They have really comfy, large, relaxing, snuggly chairs (yea…I like the chairs). You can get food and drinks (yes…full bar folks) and reserved seating. You can pick which seat you want. I’m a “G” row person myself. Not too close, not too far from the screen. Anyway, try it, you’ll like it…I promise.
Come on!!! Everyone likes to have a little retail therapy on a rainy day. Naples gives you PLENTY of places that accept that little plastic card or cash. These stores would love to recommend the perfect outfit or perfect accessory. You need to bring home a souvenir anyway, so make this the day for it. Go for a wander (I love that word). I believe I have perfected the art of wandering. Anyway…Waterside Shops, Venetian Village, 5th and 3rd Street and Coconut Point are just a few of the great wandering spots.
Walk on the Beach..
What? Walking on the beach in the rain? I know this sounds a little bit ridiculous, but how about a romantic walk on the beach. Of course, if it’s thundering, do what the weather folks say…”When Thunder roars…STAY indoors!” But if it’s just sprinkling, grab that umbrella and take a walk. Very ZEN….can you say OMMMMMMM.
If all those suggestions seem a bit too adventurous, choose to relax and get cozy. Put those fuzzy slippers on, pour yourself some tea and grab a good book. When you’re in Florida there’s a lot of pressure to enjoy that beach, swim in the water and check out those restaurants. Use today as a good excuse to just “BE”. I’m trying to perfect this myself (hey…no judging my bunny slippers!).
There you go! Enjoy your rainy day in Naples and remember, it’s never rains for long in SW Florida!