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, Solo Travelers

2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

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-$15. Children under 2 receive free admission. Birch Aquarium is only a 12 minute drive from the resort.

Museums at Balboa Park – Recommended for Families, Couples, Seniors, Children, Solo Travelers

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.

Kid Ventures – Indoor Playground – Recommended for Young Children, Families

5066 Santa Fe St., San Diego, CA 92109

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 16 minute south of Winners Circle Resort.

Spa Day –Recommended for Couples, Seniors, Solo Travelers

Wild Mane Salon at Winners Circle Resort, 550 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075 (Hours Vary, Closed Mondays.)

Spa Gregorie’s in Flower Hill Promendade, 2710 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Monday 11am to 9pm

Tues.-Sun 9am to 9pm

You can get a manicure or pedicure right here at Winners Circle Resort. Relax on a rainy day inside the Wild Mane Salon, located in our lobby. If you’re seeking a full spa experience, with maybe a facial and massage, we recommend Spa Gregorie’s Del Mar—just a ½ mile away on Via de la Valle. Also, our guests receive 20% all full priced services on Mondays. Click here to get your coupon.

We’ve listed other popular rainy day options below. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can assist you with directions, restaurant reservations, and activity suggestions. We hope you enjoy even the cloudy days on your San Diego vacation!

Casinos: Barona Casino, Pechanga Casino, Valley View Casino

Tea Rooms: Tea Upon Chatsworth

Miramar Speed Circuit – Indoor Go Kart Racing

La Jolla Ice Town –Indoor Ice Skating

Indoor Skydiving at Perris Valley Skydiving

Climbing Wall at SolidRock Gym

Chula Vista Olympic Training Center

Cinepolis Luxury Cinema Del Mar


If you want to be centrally located to enjoy each of these winter activities in San Diego, Winners Circle Resort is a great option. We’re close to everything you’ll want to do on a rainy day—or a sunny one.