San Diego averages 10 inches of rain per year (only two-thirds of what Los Angeles gets), most of it falling November through March. If you get caught in San Diego in the rain, these are some things you can do that will keep you inside and dry.
Good Places to Go on a Rainy Day
You might think of Las Vegas rather than San Diego when someone mentions gambling, but you'll find plenty of Casinos
within driving distance of San Diego.
In La Jolla, the Birch Aquarium is a good place to spend some time. We especially like their seahorse exhibits.
The athletes may be training to make their push for the gold outside, but you can go inside to see how they do it at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.
How 'Bout a Cuppa?
San Diego has several places to enjoy an afternoon tea, an especially nice thing to do on a rainy day. Tea Upon Chatsworth
is a well-rated, relaxing and elegant place to enjoy it.
Go Play Inside
If you can't play outdoors, go to a place that brings outdoor activities inside.
Miramar Speed Circuit takes go-kart racing indoors, but doesn't slow them down. Those little karts can go up to 40 miles per hour.
San Diego may have more of a reputation for being hot than cold, but you can go ice skating any time at Ice Town in La Jolla, San Diego Ice Arena in Mira Mesa or Iceoplex in Escondido.
Go skydiving indoors at Perris Valley Skydiving or if you'd rather go up than down, try a climbing wall at SolidRock Gym or Vertical Hold .
The Old Standbys
Museums are also a good bet for a watery day. Balboa Park is chock-full of all kinds of museums
, with something for almost everyone.
A spa visit is good any time. Couple of the best day spas in San Diego include Spa Velia downtown, and Spa at the Hotel Del Coronado.
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