How to Spend a Rainy Day in Santa Barbara

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Santa Barbara


In a beautiful town that features so many outdoor events and activities, it is hard to figure out what to do on a rainy day. As the rainy season continues, locals of Santa Barbara look for things to do for themselves or as a family. We are here to help - below is a quick guide to a rainy day in Santa Barbara


1. Grab coffee and breakfast at Jeannine's

Begin your day at Jeannine's Restaurant and Bakery, one of our favorite local breakfast restaurants. Jeannine's cozy indoor seating area provides the perfect backdrop while you sip on a warm drink and eat a delicious meal away from the rain.

2. Visit the Natural History Museum

Rainy days are the perfect time to get lost in the halls of the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. With its interactive exhibits and beautifully curated displays, the museum is a great place for both kids and adults to learn about natural history, marine life, and the stars.

3. Go climbing at Santa Barbara Rock Gym

You might still be in the mood for an active outdoor activity, even while it’s pouring outside. If that’s the case, there’s no better place to go than the SB Rock Gym. The gym caters to visitors of all ages and skill levels, offering a variety of climbing rock walls so visitors can get their daily exercise while staying dry.

4. See the latest film at a Metropolitan Theatre

Watching a movie is a classic rainy day activity, and Santa Barbara’s local Metropolitan Theaters are the best for catching the latest blockbuster hits or indie films. So grab a bucket of warm popcorn and head to the movies this weekend for a cinematic indoor experience!


Though Santa Barbara is known for its sunny days, beaches, and outdoor experiences, Santa Barbara offers plenty of indoor gems too. And rainy days present the perfect opportunity to explore them.

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