In Southern California’s gorgeous climate, outdoor recreation enjoys an obvious advantage. Sometimes, though, you need to go inside and escape rainy weather or hot temperatures. Here are five of the region’s best indoor entertainment venues for those days when the weather just won’t cooperate.
Project Play LA
At Project Play LA in Glendale, you and your family will have a blast playing safe but highly intense games inside a spectacular 1,500-square-foot laser tag arena. Project Play’s state-of-the-art laser tag technology isn’t the only draw, though. The facility also features a large play area with pingpong, pool, air hockey, Skee-Ball, mini basketball and children’s play equipment. In addition to all the fun and games, Project Play offers multiple party packages and serves a full menu of sandwiches, salads and pizza, making it an ideal destination for a day of family fun.
Rockreation Los Angeles
Whether you’re an experienced rock climber or completely new to the pastime, you’ll find plenty to do at Rockreation Los Angeles. This indoor climbing gym offers 10,000 square feet of climbing walls with routes for top roping, bouldering and lead climbing. There’s also a large fitness area with weights, cardio machines and special climbing exercise equipment. Climbers can stop by any time without an appointment, and Rockreation also offers numerous classes and climbing groups for beginners and veteran climbers alike. Rockreation’s popular Fight Gravity classes offer a thorough initiation into the basics of climbing while regular Climb Time sessions provide an introduction to climbing with experienced instructors and special equipment included.
At iFly Oceanside, you can experience the exhilaration of skydiving in a completely safe indoor environment. Here, special wind-tunnel enabled technology allows you to simulate what it feels like to jump out of a plane and freefall through the air. An iFly session begins with training from a certified bodyflight instructor. After that you’ll suit up, enter a special flight chamber and use the flying techniques you learned during training. The more flights you take, the more special moves and tricks you’ll be able to master.
Miramar Speed Circuit
Are you feeling the need for speed? Drop in any time at San Diego’s Miramar Speed Circuit. No reservations are required at this indoor go-kart racing facility — just make sure you meet the height requirements and are wearing closed-toed shoes. Miramar’s SODI go-karts are capable of reaching 40 mph, and they’re equipped with technology to help you time your laps. If laser tag is more your speed, Miramar also offers a 5,000-square-foot arena studded with sirens, flashing colors and high-tech lighting to get your adrenaline pumping.
San Diego Ice Arena
No matter your age or skill level, you’ll find a skating session to suit you at the San Diego Ice Arena. This facility offers special themed public skating times for families, teens and adults, along with regular morning and afternoon sessions for everyone. The San Diego Ice Arena also offers skating classes taught by experts, youth and adult hockey leagues and skating-themed birthday party planning.
Even when conditions aren’t right for outdoor adventures in Southern California, these five venues will provide you with plenty of indoor excitement.
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