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Rainy Day Activities in San Diego

When it’s raining or cold, San Diego locals know there are still a multitude of fun, rainy day activities for families, children, couples, and the adventurous solo travelers. While our city is normally full of sunshine, you’ll enjoy even a rainy day if you take advantage of some of San Diego’s best indoor offerings.

Birch Aquarium – Recommended for Families, Couples, Seniors, Children,

2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 – (858) 534-3474

Mon.-Sun. 9am to 5pm

A smaller aquarium, Birch is a favorite among locals for the education and conservation efforts. The beautiful views also make it a popular wedding location. Ticket prices range from $10-$20. Children under 2 receive free admission. Birch Aquarium is only a 12 minute drive from the resort.

The Museums at Balboa Park – Recommended for Families, Couples, Seniors, Children, Solo Travelers, Pretty Much Everyone

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA – 92101 – (619) 239-0512

Whether you’re interested in art, photography, history, or space, Balboa Park has a museum for you. Most museums are open from 10am to 4pm, but they operate independently so hours may vary. Tickets range in price by museum by $10-$40. Be sure to stop by the Visitor’s Center where they have the best information about the day’s events and discounts.

Day Trip to Julian, CA –Recommended for Families, Couples, Solo Travelers, Girls’ Getaway

Although it’s only about an hour drive from central San Diego, Julian is a world away from the hustle and bustle of our coastal city. It’s a small town famous for its apple pies, snow covered mountaintops, and charming local businesses.

Kid Ventures Indoor Playground – Recommended for Young Children, Families

4S Ranch and Eastlake Locations – (858) 207-6088

Mon.-Fri. 10am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to Noon

At Kid Ventures, children and families can host parties, enroll children in day camps, or just drop in and play! Prices range from $12 per child per day to $40 per day for camp. The indoor playground is just 20 minutes east of Winners Circle Resort.

Spa Day –Recommended for Couples, Seniors, Solo Travelers, Girls’ Getaway

  1. Wild Mane Salon at Winners Circle Resort, 550 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075 (By appointment Only) – (858) 481-2395
  2. Spa Blue at Flower Hill Promendade, 2710 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075 – Open Daily –  (858) 481-6672
  3. Natura Waxing & Lounge on 437 S. 101, Mon-Sat 9am-6pm; Closed Sundays – (858) 436-7143