While Silicon Valley has many days of sunshine and some of the best weather in the Bay Area, it does get rain every once in a while. Here are some of the best rainy day activities in San Jose and Silicon Valley.
Try a New Restaurant or Cafe
Rainy days are great times to go out to eat or hole up in a cozy coffee shop. Silicon Valley has lots of exciting restaurants and cuisine from around the world. Try something new close to home or near your hotel.
There's no need to drive all the way up to Napa or Sonoma to sample some quality Northern California wines. The nearby Santa Cruz Mountain and Santa Clara Valley wine regions offer a range of tasting experiences close to home.
Local wine bars and craft beer breweries are also great for sampling wine and beer while waiting for the storm to pass.
Always bring a designated driver, or hire a taxi, Uber, or Lyft.
Let retail therapy help you get over your rainy day blues. Head to one of Silicon Valley's downtown business districts, shopping centers, or stay completely indoors at one of the many enclosed shopping malls.
Indoor Playgrounds and Sports
Staying active can be hard when the rain is coming down. One family-friendly way to burn off some energy is to head to an indoor playground, trampoline gym, swimming pool, indoor ice skating rink, roller rink, or indoor rock climbing gym.
Another option is to take a tour of the Winchester Mystery House, which is an elaborate, 160-room Victorian mansion. The unusual building methods are said to have been intended to ward off unsettled spirits. In the fall, it offers spooky evening flashlight tours and in the winter Christmas-themed tours. Most of the Winchester House tour takes place indoors so it's a good activity for a rainy day.
From blockbusters to children's favorites and more, movie theaters are always a great place to get out of the weather on a rainy day.