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5 Ways to Beat the June Gloom Blues

If you're underwhelmed by the overcast skies, perk up with these mood-boosting activities.

Ew, San Diego

Ew, San Diego

What’s up with this icky weather? Not exactly ideal for spending time outside. Read on for 5 alternatives to picnicking and tanning. 

1. Visit a museum. 7 North County institutions are offering half price this month. Why not forget June Gloom by spending the day in a beautiful building with no windows?

2. Try some (safe) indoor tanning. We just offered a great Deal & Steal for FIT Tanning—it was three months for the price of one! Hope you didn't miss it...

3. Make yourself some comfort food like mac ‘n’ cheese. (Specifically, carbs are loaded with serotonin, which is the happy chemical you usually get from being exposed to sunshine.) So make something yummy! And here are some interesting cooking classes you can sign up for.

4. Take a mini-vacay to Palm Springs. It’s supersunny there, and they have great hotel rates, starting June 1.

5. Wander the exhibit halls at the San Diego County Fair. Buy yourself a slicer & dicer and marvel at the arts & crafts entries—they will, uh,  warm the cockles of your heart (did we really just write that?). Fun fact: Geneen Montgomery, our advertising art director, won First Place at age 12 for her peanut butter cookies—and has since lost the recipe.

What San Diego activities do you enjoy when it's gross out?

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San Diego Magazine's editorial staff (Erin Chambers Smith + Erin Meanley + Kimberly Cunningham + a handful of smart, thoughtful contributors) blog everything from restaurants and bars to behind the scenes gossip to the best events happening this weekend. Looking for foodie and restaurant guru Troy Johnson? He's got his own blog here.

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