California Dreaming Thursdays | June 21 – August 30, 2018

California Dreaming is the beach party of the summer and is back just in time to celebrate warm nights on Mission Bay. Watch the sunset with family and friends while enjoying the fresh clam bake and fiery BBQ on the sand with a cocktail in hand.

Then sit back for a live concert by The Mar Dels, performing a decades-long soundtrack of upbeat hits. Summer sounds will have everyone kicking off their sandals and digging their toes into the sand as they dance and reminisce of summers past.

Join us as we celebrate the essence of the Southern California lifestyle.

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Hotel Guests Call (858) 488-0551


Program Schedule

6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Doors Open Greeting

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cash Bar

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Live Beach Party Music

6:45 - 8:00 p.m.
Clam Buffet and Entertainment

7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Live Performance by The Mar Dels


Gather on the sands of Mission Bay for a delicious clam bake complete with steamed mussels and clams, red potatoes and corn on the cob. Continue your dining experience with summer favorites such as BBQ chicken, baked beans, sliced watermelon and a tempting dessert station.

Steamed mussels and clams

White wine garlic butter sauce and cocktail sauce

Steamed red potatoes and corn on the cob
Carved Tri Tip with chimichurri and slider buns

BBQ chicken

Sauteed mushrooms and onions


Sweet and spicy pickles
Garlic aioli

BBQ sauce

Whole-grain mustard

Horseradish sour cream
Baked beans

Macaroni salad

Cole slaw
Iceberg salad with tomatoes, red onion, bacon and blue cheese

Sliced watermelon
Apple cobbler

Ice cream
Cookies and brownies

S’mores pie
  • Amazing Views & Sprawling Buffet

    Beautiful spot on the bay with amazing views and a sprawling buffet. There was a special buffet table for kids and the artists painting faces were very talented. I especially loved the band, The Mar Dels, as well as the hula girls. It's the absolute perfect spot for families and a romantic, picturesque spot for couples.

    August 2016

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  • Fun, Family-Friendly Event

    We once again had a great time. It's a very family-friendly event with live music and entertainment. Our kids are foodies, so they go straight to the excellently prepared tri-tip with chimichurri sauce and the outstanding clam bake. Guests receive a very warm welcome by the always friendly and courteous Bahia staff.

    June 2018

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  • I'm still California Dreaming...

    Absolutely spectacular. We hosted a group of 75 adults and received raving reviews. The food was awesome and could suit any palate. This event is such a great deal for a large group: built-in entertainment, beautiful sunset and great food. I would highly recommend for any groups looking an authentic Southern California experience.

    August 2017

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Child 5-12


Under 5 Free






Child 5-12


Under 5 Free






Child 5-12


Under 5 Free



15 or more



Child 5-12


Under 5 Free


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California Dreaming Beach Parties are subject to availability, capacity limitations, and weather conditions. Event is on the beach. Bring appropriate shoes. Prices include service charge, tax, and parking. Must be 21 years of age with a valid ID to redeem alcoholic drink ticket. Drink tickets have no cash value and are not redeemable for cash or credit. Offers may be canceled, modified, or discontinued at any time. Other restrictions may apply.