10 Best Rainy Day Activities in California!

California is known for having a spectacular natural landscape that’s perfect for outdoor exploration, from mountain climbing to hiking and more. But you don’t have to sit inside bored when the weather takes a turn. From the skating rink at Church of 8 Wheels to the escape rooms at Puzzle Effect, take in any of these 10 best rainy day activities in California.

Tipsy Putt, Sacramento, CA

This isn’t your grandma’s putt putt golf. Tipsy Putt is one of Sacramento’s premier spots for indoor entertainment. This indoor putt putt golf course is accompanied by a full bar so you know you’ll have a great time no matter what your score is.

Church of 8 Wheels, San Francisco, CA

The Church of 8 Wheels is a unique roller skating rink that lives inside a remodeled church. The next time you’re wondering what to do on a rainy day, take in the creative architecture and fun atmosphere of this San Fran favorite.

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA

The Winchester Mystery House is the stuff of legends in the San Jose area. Built by the heiress to the Winchester gun fortune, this house is filled with dead-end hallways and stairways to nowhere, surrounded by rumors of paranormal hauntings. Explore it for yourself to see if you spot anyone from the “other side.”

Bitter Root Pottery, Los Angeles, CA

Exercise your creativity by spending a fun afternoon at Bitter Root Pottery. This stunning LA pottery studio will guide you through making your own pottery so you come away from the experience with even more than great memories.

The Lot, San Diego, CA

Going to the movies is always a fun way to spend a rainy day, but The Lot isn’t your garden-variety movie theater. This San Diego hotspot is a luxury theater where your moviegoing experience is enhanced with upscale comfy seating and a full restaurant.

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

A rainy day can make anyone feel like they’re living in the ocean, so why not spend the day with your fellow marine creatures? Head to Long Beach and check out the popular Aquarium of the Pacific.

Nice Shot, Redding, CA

No one wants to be outside for target practice when it’s raining, and that’s where Nice Shot comes in. Nice Shot is Redding’s own indoor shooting range, and with classes as well as a range for anyone to enjoy, it has everything you need.

Puzzle Effect, Bakersfield, CA

Getting bored of spending your rainy days at home putting together a jigsaw puzzle? Take your puzzling to the next level at Puzzle Effect in Bakersfield, an escape room game where puzzles are the key to your freedom.

Anaheim Ice, Anaheim, CA

No matter what the weather looks like outside, you can hit the ice when you go to Anaheim Ice. This well-maintained ice rink is indoors and has open skating, lessons, and more.

Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

Ever wondered about the story behind Charles M. Schulz, the legendary creator of Charlie Brown? Find out all about it at the fascinating Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.

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