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December 02

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While California is known for countless days of sunshine, Mother Nature sometimes puts a damper on things. However, a rainy day doesn’t have to mean you have to sacrifice having fun. For travelers staying at InterContinental San Diego, there are plenty of things to do that won’t have you getting rained on. Keep reading to learn about some of the best indoor San Diego activities.

7 San Diego Things to Do Inside 

On average, San Diego has around 60 days of rain a year. While this means you’re more likely to have a sunny day than a gloomy one, it’s still a good idea to have a backup plan ready.

  • Catch a show at a local performance space. The Spreckles Theatre has a calendar filled with everything from ballet to comedians. If you’re visiting with younger children, the  Center Stage Children’s Theatre is an excellent option.
  • See if you can reach the top at one of the indoor rock climbing gyms. Vertical Hold San Diego and Mesa Rim Climbing Center have walls that cater to all skill levels.
  • Check out some of the fascinating museums found throughout San Diego. Visit the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park to view incredible works of art, or explore the exhibits inside the USS Midway Museum.
  • Make the short drive to La Jolla to visit the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Say hi to all kinds of aquatic life, like sharks and sea turtles.
  • See what you can find at the Liberty Station Public Market. Open seven days a week, the market is filled with countless vendors selling everything from pastries to specialty cocktails.
  • If the rain is more of a sprinkle, throw on your raincoat and wander the San Diego Zoo. You might be able to explore the exhibits without the busy crowds.
  • Enjoy a bit of friendly competition by going axe-throwing. Places like Throw It and AxeVEntures’ San Diego are great spots for trying out this latest craze.

Have Fun at Our San Diego Hotel

After exploring some of the best indoor activities in town, keep the fun going back at InterContinental San Diego. Order room service before settling in for a movie marathon in your luxurious yet comfortable room. All of our accommodations feature cozy robes, sumptuous bedding, and flat-screen TVs. Call 619-501-9400 to learn more about what you can expect from your stay at our San Diego hotel near the airport and Petco Park.

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