Activities for a Rainy Day in San Diego

What to Do in San Diego When it Rains

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in San Diego

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  • orange-u-tall
    Henderson, NV748 contributions
    The best way I can describe the aquarium is that it appeals to families in a multitude of ways. It is highly visual, and that keeps the younger children occupied. While it is fun and educational, I felt it geared itself to cast a wide net for the entire family.

    I was pleased with our visit, as it made me yearn for a deeper dive into marine biology, no pun intended.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Amy W
    Phoenix, AZ116 contributions
    Mary, Star of the Sea was quiet, peaceful and dressed to celebrate the season. The grounds had several monuments honoring those that have been lost. If you enjoy visiting area churches it is worth stopping by for 10 minutes or so as you drive through a shopping area in La Jolla.
    Written 7 March 2022
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  • MaruBV
    Mexico City, Mexico194 contributions
    Beautiful architecture and an amazing collection and services of UCSD. The library also has an amazing g exhibit of the archives and collection of Theus Seuss Geisel (named on his behalf), Dr. Seuss.
    Written 23 November 2019
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  • Vivian H
    Encinitas, California, United States18 contributions
    Amazing production, acting, sets, singing, lyrics, costumes and story. Loved the spin to make the story current while retaining the Peter Pan story elements that we all love. The flying was awesome too! Highly recommend seeing this musical!
    Written 11 March 2020
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  • Arun
    Hayward, CA6 contributions
    Another good time and place for visit in here.We had great experience’s and good time. A lot of history also Space time.
    It’s really good for kid’s and family
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • GlobalGypsy_13
    San Diego, CA2 687 contributions
    For a dose of modern art before the La Jolla location reopens in 2021, head downtown for some cutting edge art. In a space adjacent to and across the stree from the Santa Fe train station your modern art sensibilities will be expanded. The challenge may be to find nearby parking. On a Saturday afternoon we did find metered parking about 2 blocks away; there are also paid lots in the area.
    Written 29 February 2020
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  • Laura
    1 contribution
    Why are more museums not like this? The BEST interactive video presentation I've ever had in a museum. Interesting and informative the whole way. My 2-year-old and 3-year-old were paying attention the whole time. Felt like a half hour presentation, but I think it was more like 45 minutes. And then we spent a while panning for gold after. Free museum with a dedicated parking lot (also free). Exceeded expectations. My husband and I kept looking at each other saying how awesome it was for the whole family.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Mateo R
    Mexico City, Mexico119 contributions
    It's a nice outdoor mall, but nothing special. My only complaint would be that there are too few restaurants, not much to choose from. If you don't have a car you get there by trolley though it's still like a 10 to 15 minute walk from the station to the mall itself.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • 668stephana
    Ephrata, PA66 contributions
    A work-in-progress (aren't all layouts?) - this is a must for train fans of all ages. They display several gauge trains - O, HO and more - professionally done and absolutely wonderful to see. This is one of the best model train museums I have ever seen - so reaslistic looking and extremely well laid-out!
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • wordforeword
    Chicago, IL72 contributions
    After we found this place, we were there almost every day either for breakfast coffee and pastry or lunch for a salad, sandwich or burger. The Liberty Public Market is made up of individual outlets with different food offerings. We found each of these outlets is special. They are not your typical franchised brand. Authentic and original menus. The owner of the pastry spot was from Paris, France. We loved the Rad Burgers, with truffle mayo and bacon, and the Cluck Flusters chicken, spicy hot tenders. There were so many different places to get something each day we visited. A large ample, free parking lot made it an easy choice. It was not crowded on the days and times we went, but we have been told by other guests that it can get crazy on the weekends and evenings. We went when it opened in the morning for coffee and pastries, other outlets were not open until noon for lunch or dinner offerings.

    This is such a perfect spot for those in a group or family when no one can decide what they want or everyone wants something different. There are also retail vendors of clothings, art, and crafty items as well so browse around.
    Written 31 March 2022
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  • SusanA
    Bloomington, IL8 contributions
    Great for history or even graphic art buffs. Maps from 1400's onward show how the view of the world changed. Each map has a placard explaining how it fits in with the other maps on display and its political significance. If you read all the details you can spend A LOT of time here. Went in mid-May when they still had minimal hours due to COVID but staff quickly responded to my email. She was very accommodating, and we easily made an appointment. Not much of a "tour." Basically you just walk around, look at maps, and read about them. There are a couple of sofas to sit in and 1 video to watch. They sell NOTHING. I loved it.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • 2beans2000
    San Diego, CA3 094 contributions
    St James is a wonderful faith community with great outreach programs to reach out to serve needs in the community: helping Vida Hoven orphanage in Tijuana; helping a sister parish in North Park; offering assistance to Military Moms Outreach; food bank support; feeding the homeless in Ocean Beach and throughout the community; and fundraising to support grant applicants who want to achieve their own missions.

    St James also celebrates the joy of faith, community and Spirit through music in many forms: voice, organ, stringed instruments, compline, and taize.

    And St James offers wonderful opportunities for edification and education as well. With guest speakers and adult forums on topics such as interfaith dialogue; how to promote civil discourse in our communities today; Studying Scripture: Hebrew Scripture + Christian Scriptures; and more.

    Come join St James in any of its many celebrations of faith alive in community.

    Written 15 September 2019
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  • A4722CAmichaelg
    Plano, United States61 contributions
    Was recommended by our waiter to stop in. Great little unique gallery and friendly people. Some great original artwork,
    Written 16 July 2018
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania7 734 contributions
    In 2022 - another year with the C-19 pandemic - traveled once more to San Diego to attend APEX - 2022 , the world largest event for the electronic industry.
    Rules enforced at the convention center - proof of vaccination, or tests , face mask on premises and distancing - dependent on your choice.
    Entrance on only 1 door where you had to show always proof of vaccination.
    Overall they did a good job from this perspective.
    Facility was great , as always , clean meeting rooms , very clean restrooms, the main ballroom setup with distanced tables and the food served was also very good.
    Escalators and elevators were working at every point - so access was easy everybody.
    Parking underneath the building - so you could park your car with ease if you were driving to the event.
    Or a train station right across the street if you were using San Diego public transportation.
    Clearly marked easy to access drop off/pick up points for those using ride sharing services.
    Overall a great place to host any big size event , even in times like this ... if you have doubts attending an event here , I would say just go , you'll have a great time at a great venue.
    Written 9 March 2022
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  • David C
    6 contributions
    My Wife and I were very impressed with the Art work, As well as the displays used to display the art work. My wife and I will order at a later date for sure.
    Written 25 May 2022
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