20 Fun Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in San Antonio 

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With the weather changing as sporadicaly as it does, it's a task to make plans when facing weather woes. If the rain ruined your plans to go out or have a fun day out on the town, don't fret. Here's 20 things to do indoors that are fun and will keep you entertained while you wait out the rain.
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Be a kid at heart at Diversions Game Room
9900 San Pedro Ave, (210) 341-2561, facebook.com/diversionsgameroom
If the idea of spending the entire day at an arcade appeals to you, consider Diversions your top pick for some rainy day fun. Opening in the late morning and closing at 2 a.m. daily, you can literally spend hours having all sorts of fun with the dozens of video and prize games. And it’s pretty cheap to play too as games are all $1 or less.
Photo via Instagram / cellothegreat
Get creative at Clay Casa
502 Embassy Oaks #107, (210) 402-6656, claycasa.com
Whether you’re obsessed with custom-made pottery or are just looking for something to do, paying a visit to Clay Casa is a solid way to spend a rainy afternoon. Choose from already-made pieces as well as your colors to create a piece of art that is all your own.
Photo via Instagram / bella_0975
Get funky at the Rollercade
223 Recoleta Road, (210) 826-6361, therollercade.com
Treat you and your camp to a major throwback at this skating rink that’s been open since 1959. This neon-lit rink is complete with roller disco lighting channeling the ‘70s aesthetic, plus arcade games and a snack bar. So go on with your bad self and show off your moves.
Photo via Instagram / lovethehk
Kick back at Alamo Drafthouse
Multiple locations, drafthouse.com
The Austin-based movie chain has everything you need: movies, food and lots of booze. Once you post up in these comfy seats and write your snacks down on the order card you’ll completely forget that the weather may be dreary.
Photo courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse
Use your creative eye at Corazones On Fire
1024 Donaldson Ave, corazonesonfire.com
Check out the website to check the schedule and book your spot for this Latinx-inspired, art-filled experience. Think of it as a puro, culture-conscious version of Painting with a Twist, except now you’ll be “painting with a cultural edge.”
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Get in some chuckles at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
618 Northwest Loop 410, (210) 541-8805, lolsanantonio.com
If the rain puts you in a funk, consider stopping by Laugh Out Loud for some hearty belly laughs. With a calendar full of well-known and rising comics alike, this local comedy club will surely deliver a memorable night full of laughs and some booze too.
Photo via Instagram / margaritamomny
Knock down some pins at Bowlero
13307 San Pedro Ave, (210) 496-3811, bowlero.com
If thunderstorms keep you awake, consider a late-night rendezvous to Bowlero. On top of playing a few games of bowling, you can also take advantage of the solid lineup of drinks, tasty bar food as well as arcade games and billiards.
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Try your hand at axe-throwing
758 Isom Road, (210) 693-6900, stumpyshh.com
Engage in the challenging activity of axe-throwing on the next rainy day. While there’s a growing number of options to choose from in San Antonio, you’re likely to have a testosterone-filled blast at Stumpy’s Hatchet House. Here you’ll be able to get boozy (it’s BYOB), throw some axes and of course stay dry.
Photo via Instagram / stumpyssat
Have all sorts of fun at Main Event Entertainment
Multiple locations, mainevent.com
Bowling. Laser tag. Mini golf. Gravity ropes. Arcade games. Billiards. Food. A full bar. Yes, Main Event has it all and yes, you will be entertained for hours.
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Practice your aim at Cosmic Mayhem Black Light Mini Golf
903 E Bitters Road, Suite 310, (210) 437-1072, cosmicmayhem.com
Head to Cosmic Mayhem to cause some mayhem while you wait out the rain. No, not really, but you can get in a few rounds of mini golf in this blacklight course. You can also enjoy drinks at the space-themed beer and wine bar between rounds.
Photo via Instagram / amberrosehernandez
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Get educated at the Institute of Texan Cultures
801 E César E. Chávez Blvd, (210) 458-2300, texancultures.com
Whether you’re a native Texan or a transplant, you probably know that San Antonio is the heart of the Lone Star State’s history. This massive building houses plenty of exhibits that give insight to the timeline and culture of Texas. Consider this a school field trip that’ll keep you occupied until closing time.
Photo via Instagram / inspiredmindsarts
Solve the mystery at an escape room
315 E Commerce St #100, (210) 764-4415, escapetheroom.com
You have 60 minutes to crack the case, but first choose which themed you’d like to solve. So gather up your sleuthing friends and get to looking for clues.
Photo via Escape The Room
Try your luck at Bandera Late Night Bingo
5810 Bandera Road, (210) 682-6000, goldenbingofamily.com
Folks trying to win some cash or just looking for something laidback to do will want to play a few rounds at late-night bingo. This bingo hall stays open to the wee hours so you can sit back and get your snack on while you try to win big. May the odds be in your favor.
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Appreciate the beauty at the McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave, mcnayart.org
Though the Alamo City is home to plenty of art museums, and the McNay remains a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Be sure to wipe your shoes before you venture inside this 1929 mansion that now serves as a museum. Specializing in American & European art (from Medieval to contemporary), the McNay also houses seasonal exhibitions, so be sure to explore every inch of this space while avoiding the rain.
Photo via Instagram / ambs.96
Cozy up at Havana Bar
1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
Rather than spending a rainy day snuggled up in bed, post up at Havana Bar – a space that’s just as cozy. This dimly-lit basement is super romantic and makes for a great place to just relax and enjoy some drinks at the same time.
Photo via Instagram / havanasanantonio
Trip out at Amazing Mirror Maze
217 Alamo Plaza #100, (210) 224-2288, amazingmazes.com
This family-friendly spot offers plenty of fun with a mirrored maze, fun house mirrors, a candy shop and even a laser tag challenge. Put up with the fuss of downtown if you dare, and let the kiddos tire themselves out at this wacky, 4D attraction.
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Race to the finish line at K1 Speed
6955 Northwest Loop 410, (210) 802-0802, k1speed.com
Whether you’re a kid at heart or looking to entertain your own kiddos, spending a few hours at K1 Speed is a sure bet for a fun time. Ok, so it might get a little competitive with the more laps you take around the race track, but it’s a fun way to spend some time when the weather is dreary.
Photo via Instagram / sacheu
Reach new heights at iFly
15915 I-10, (210) 762-4359, iflyworld.com
Getting active – or at least feeling like you are – doesn’t require you to be outdoors. Let the rain be the perfect chance to head to iFly and take advantage of indoor skydiving. With a jumpsuit and all, you’ll be able to experience an adventure without facing the natural elements.
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Get jumping at Altitude Trampoline Park
11075 I-10 #126, (210) 697-5867, altitudesa.com
Folks of all ages will have a blast waiting out the rain at Altitude. Whether you want to jump high, do flips or go up against the new rock wall and challenge course, you’ll definitely wear yourself out at this high-energy spot.
Photo via Instagram / altitude_satx
Hit the skating rink
17530 Henderson Pass, (210) 490-9550, northwoodsice.net
It may hardly ever be cold enough for us to get snow, but you can pretend that the rain has turned to snow. Well, not really, but you can spend a day on the ice. As the practice facility used by the SA Rampage, you will have loads of fun making your way around the rink whether you’re a first-timer or a somewhat-seasoned skater.
Photo via Instagram / chilidog_torres
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Be a kid at heart at Diversions Game Room
9900 San Pedro Ave, (210) 341-2561, facebook.com/diversionsgameroom
If the idea of spending the entire day at an arcade appeals to you, consider Diversions your top pick for some rainy day fun. Opening in the late morning and closing at 2 a.m. daily, you can literally spend hours having all sorts of fun with the dozens of video and prize games. And it’s pretty cheap to play too as games are all $1 or less.
Photo via Instagram / cellothegreat