Learn about art, history, or sex at one of our museums
If you haven’t been to the Pérez Art Museum Miami (or PAMM, as the cool kids call it), it might be the sleekest-looking art museum in America, with a killer view and a great restaurant. You can also learn about the Miami that once was -- or even Frank Sinatra -- at HistoryMiami Downtown. If you want to get a little risqué, the World Erotic Art Museum in South Beach can make for an interesting -- or very awkward -- date. And if it gets too weird, the Wolfsonian-FIU is only a few blocks down Washington Ave in South Beach.
Swim in the ocean
If there’s no lightning out, taking a trip to the beach can be refreshing for a lot of reasons. First, you can actually park, and won’t have to share the beach with screaming children and blaring reggaetón. Second, you can get in the water without worrying about somebody stealing your wallet. And third, once you’re in the water, the warm rain hitting you while you wade into the turquoise-and-steel-grey Atlantic is a surreal, magical experience.
Yes, you CAN play video games at home. For free. But can you also play AC/DC pinball, Star Wars: Starfighter, and House of the Dead versions one through four? If so, then stop reading, never leave your house, and let us know your address in the comments. If not, this spot has 131 different video games and pinball machines, and even a snack bar with Japanese candy and drinks.