Rainy Day Ideas: Do Some Crafts or Explore Some Area History

While it’s rare to have a full day of rain on Cape San Blas, it does occasionally rain.  Don’t let that spoil your day or your fun family time!  Even if it’s not raining, sometimes you need some down time from the beach.

Here are some ideas of things to do on those days!


The Artery Studio:  Downtown Port St. Joe  850-227-5741
Drop by during their “open hours” & paint a beach-theme photo frame, a basket, flower pots or decorate a photo frame with shells you collected on the beach.  You can also paint a canvas or take a silk painting class and take home a beautiful, wearable piece of art to remember your vacation.




No Name Cafe:  Downtown Port St. Joe


In addition to the Cafe, it offers a wide variety of books, puzzles and even arts and crafts supplies you can enjoy back in your vacation rental.

Parent can enjoy local art, pottery, painting and jewelry.  The “Bead Lady” also offers classes in jewelry making classes.  Knitting and crocheting classes are offered  as well.


If you’re looking for a little history,  Apalachicola (about 25 min. to the East of Cape San Blas) has a rich history!


Apalachicola Museum of Art:   850-653-2090
The Greek Revival style Fry-Conter house was built in 1945 and has been meticulously
restored and now serves as the museum.  Enjoy temporary visual art exhibits.


Apalachicola Maritime Museum:  103 Water Street.  850-653-2500
The Maritime Museum celebrates and preserves the maritime history of Apalachicola in a hands on learning environment with active sailing and adventure programs, boat-building and restoration.



John Gorrie State Museum:  Apalachicola. 6th Street & Avenue D.  850-683-9347
Open Thursday – Monday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contains a replica of the 1st ice machine (predecessor to A/C) created by Dr. John Gorrie in and attempt to cool his yellow fever patients.  His invention later became the basis for the ice industry and air conditioning….we are all grateful for both!

Raney House Museum.  Apalachicola.  Corner of Avenue F.  850-653-1700.
Owned by the city of Apalachicola on the National Register of Historic homes and provides a glimpse of the life of cotton commission merchant & community leader David Greenway Raney.  the Apalachicola Area Historical Society has furnished the 1838 home. Public tours from 1 – 4 Tuesday – Friday and Saturdays from 9 – 5