San Diego Attractions for the Whole Family Local Area Activities

Conveniently located in the beach neighborhood in Mission Bay, the Bahia Resort Hotel is a perfect jumping off point for exploring all of San Diego’s best attractions. Spend your vacation days learning about sea creatures, riding on wooden roller coasters and discovering new neighborhoods.

For your convenience, we sell tickets to nearby attractions and activities on property in our gift shop or you can simply purchase them while booking your stay.

At SeaWorld San Diego, a boy smiles as he interacts with the characters from Sesame Street


One of the most popular things to do in Mission Bay, SeaWorld San Diego is located less than 5 minutes from the Bahia. Families and friends from all over the world enjoy soaring on pulse-pounding rides, getting close up with sea life, and being wowed by live shows.

 Girls frolic in the water play area at San Diego’s Aquatica Waterpark

Aquatica Waterpark

From the waters of SeaWorld sprouts a one-of-a-kind waterpark where the South Seas meets Southern California in this whimsical, tropical oasis. At Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark, choose your waterslide adventure and plunge down HooRoo Run or Woohoo Falls. Adults can simply relax in a private cabana while the kids play nonstop with slides, pools, and ropes.

Power forward, backward and upside down while rotating around on the Control Freak ride at San Diego’s Belmont Park

Belmont Park

Located a couple blocks from the Bahia is Mission Beach’s beloved amusement park filled with rides and games that provide hours of entertainment. Featuring the famed Big Dipper wooden roller coaster, Belmont Park was built in 1925 and is known for its impressive seaside views and Mission Bay entertainment.

Up-close with Flamingos and more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals at the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Animal lovers unite at the world famous San Diego Zoo. Just 15 minutes from the Bahia, the 100-acre property is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals. An educational visit to the zoo guarantees a fun-filled day for the whole family.

At LEGOLAND California, young boys and girls interact with a life-size Lego created R2-D2 star of Star Wars


Experience the excitement of LEGOLAND California firsthand. This 128-acre family theme park offers more than 60 interactive rides, shows and attractions, as well as restaurants and shopping. This attraction is ideal for families with kids from 2-12 years old.

Old Town Trolley making a stop at Old Town San Diego on the hop on and off tour

Old Town Trolley

Climb on board the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a narrated two-hour tour of the city. Turn back the pages of history and see how San Diego became the birthplace of California. The tour makes 8 stops so you can disembark along the way and enjoy Old Town, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Balboa Park, Coronado and the San Diego Zoo.

Neighborhood Guide

Take a closer look at a collection of the best things to do in San Diego. Discover some favorite local spots including Mission Bay dining gems, coastal boutiques, casual bars and family friendly attractions.

Sun Diego Boardshops

Distance from the Bahia:
0.50 miles

Miss B's Coconut Club

Olive Cafe


Sandbar Sports Grill

Petco Park Stadium

Distance from the Bahia:
7.50 miles

The Mission

South Draft Mission

Distance from the Bahia:
1.20 miles

Sweete Shoppe Beach Treats

Beach House Grill

Luigis at the Beach

Mizu Sushi & Japanese Cuisine

Better Buzz Coffee Roasters

Little Italy

The Unconditional Surrender

Cabrillo National Monument

Lions Tigers & Bears

Living Coast Discovery Center

The New Children's Museum

Aquatica San Diego

Loma Square

Westfield UTC

Clairemont Town Square

Westfield Mission Valley

Fashion Valley

Tangier Bar

Distance from the Bahia:
0.00 miles

Café Bahia

Distance from the Bahia:
0.00 miles

Seaport Village

Old Town San Diego

Belmont Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park


Balboa Park

Distance from the Bahia:
8.80 miles

SDCCU (Qualcomm) Stadium


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