If your San Diego vacation turns from laying out on a sunny beach to being swept away by wind and rain than you might be looking for things to do when it rains in San Diego.  If you end up in sunny San Diego when it rains, I got your back with 5 things to do when it rains in San Diego.

Balboa Park Museums

Balboa Park is home to plenty of beautiful outdoors activities, but what better excuse to spend the rainy day inside than museum hop in Balboa Park?  Home to a number of museums ranging from a Railroad Museum to the Museum of Man, you won’t find yourself getting bored.

Go on a Brewery Tour

San Diego doesn’t mess around when it comes to craft breweries.  America’s Finest city is home to over 100, which gives you plenty of options to choose one or go on an organized tour that visits multiple. If you go on your own, be responsible and have a designated driver or grab a Lyft (new Lyft Riders use rainydaySD to get $10 off your ride).

Birch Aquarium

Just because you can’t actually go in the water doesn’t mean you can’t check out some sea creatures. Birch Aquarium, while on the small side,  offers unique opportunities to see local sea life up close.

Salk Institute

San Diego is not just a beach town. It’s home to some of the finest research institutes in the world.  Salk Institute offers the chance to meet with a scientist and take architectural tours throughout the week. Check out the other side of San Diego you may not have known existed.

Go Rock Climbing

It would be such a sad thing to come to a highly active city to only sit in your hotel room while the rain came down outside. So who says you have to do that? Take a belay lesson and you’re on your way to enjoying a couple hours of some challenging indoor rock climbing while the rain falls outside.

No matter the weather on your San Diego vacation, keep this one thing in mind.  You’re on vacation, relax, unwind and enjoy your time to recharge.  Be adventurous when things don’t go exactly as planned.

Did you recently go on a vacation and the weather didn’t cooperate? Let us know what you ended up doing to salvage the trip!

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