Mina, When it rained we would go to a little bar or resturaunt if we wanted to get out or read. I brought three books and read them all while we were on vacation. We also had tv so my boyfriend kept busy by watching espn sport updates. We just relaxed and that was the best part. As for the sweatshirt, I would definitly pack it or a light jacket. It was chilly, not everytime it rained, but the one day it was not 70 degrees. It was not freezing but it was chilly enough to have on long sleeves. I am from NJ and also know what cold weather feels like.