Fun Things to Do at Bahia Resort Hotel Resort Activities

Options are plentiful for things to do in San Diego and how to spend your time at the Bahia Resort Hotel. Lounge by the pool, play a tennis match, or take a leisurely walk on the beach.

Holiday Activities

view of the Bahia Resort Hotel junior Olympic size swimming pool at dusk

Fun in the Sun 

Make time to relax or play at the junior Olympic size swimming pool. While enjoying our pristine pool, treat yourself to our Pool Bar & Grill. It has all the necessities to ensure you stay well fed, hydrated and satisfied while enjoying San Diego’s perfect weather.

Open Daily | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

San Diego’s largest hot tub at the Bahia Resort Hotel


There’s nothing better than stepping into a rejuvenating and warm whirlpool after an action-packed day of San Diego adventures. Our whirlpool can fit up to 30 people, making it one of the largest hotel hot tubs in San Diego. Relax with friends or get some much needed down time solo.

Open Daily | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Bahia Resort Fitness Center with views of the pool and garden

Fitness Center

Stay fit while on the road at the on-site fitness center featuring Life Fitness exercise bikes and elliptical cross-trainers. Complimentary for hotel guests, the facility is conveniently located adjacent to the pool and gardens for a workout with a view. 

Open Daily | 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Tennis Player comes in for a backhand approach shot at the Bahia Resort Hotel’s tennis courts

Tennis Courts

Gather your favorite players for a friendly match on one of Bahia’s two lighted tennis courts. Court reservations and tennis rackets are complimentary for registered guests. Professional lessons and clinics are also available.

Open Daily | 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Beach cabanas on Mission Bay at Bahia Resort Hotel

Beach Cabanas

Relax and soak up the San Diego sun with complimentary beach cabanas along our secluded private beach. Dig your toes in the warm sand, read a book, or quietly take in the beautiful panoramic vistas of Mission Bay.

Father and son playing games at the Classic Arcade at the Bahia Resort Hotel

Classic Arcade

Located next to the pool, embrace your inner child with complimentary classic games including Ms. Pac-Man, Fun-E-Ball, Tekken 2, and Sports Blaster, along with fun prize dispensers.

Open Daily | 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Playing a round of shuffleboard at the Bahia Resort Hotel’s lush gardens


Challenge your travel companions to a game of deck shuffleboard. Nestled in the property’s lush garden, the game is one of the favorite hotel activities and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Pathway through the Bahia Resort Hotel’s lush tropical garden retreat

Tropical Garden Retreat

Tropical gardens with winding paths and trickling streams provide a peaceful setting for your San Diego experience. The Bahia Resort Hotel is home to exotic palms, colorful flowers, as well as rescue seal and duck ponds.

Bahia Bells cruising on Mission Bay from the Bahia Resort Hotel to the Catamaran Hotel Spa and Resort at dusk

Bahia Belle Cruises

The Bahia Belle is a turn-of-the-century, Mississippi-style sternwheeler that cruises Mission Bay between the Bahia and our sister property Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Operating seasonally, the Bahia Belle is complimentary for guests and features a family hour as well as a nightlife experience.

Holiday Activities Fun for the Whole Family

It's the most wonderful time of the year at Bahia Resort Hotel. Families can stop by Santa's Letter Station, catch a spirited movie, partake in holiday karaoke, and make ornament crafts. Explore the festive events calendar and celebrate the season with the whole family.

Holiday Activities Schedule

Young children writing letters to Santa on Mission Bay.

Santa's Letter Station

Make sure Santa knows if you've been naughty or nice. Visit the letter station in the lobby to write your holiday wish list and good deeds for the year.

Hot Chocolate and cookies

Hot Cocoa and Cookies

Warm up with hot cocoa and treat yourself to cookies. Look for these complimentary afternoon treats every weekend throughout the holidays.

Feast for the holidays on Mission Bay

Christmas Brunch

Enjoy views of Mission Bay from the Bahia’s ballroom while feasting on holiday flavors and a visit from Santa and his sleigh. Learn More >

Microphone decorated for the holidays

Holiday Karaoke

Head to Tangier Bar every Saturday night to sing your favorite holiday tunes. Perform on stage or sing along from your table for an entertaining outing. 

Young girl making holiday ornament

Holiday Ornament Crafts

Get crafty and make a unique ornament to decorate your tree or give as a gift. Meet at Café Bahia on select days and channel your inner artist.

Clapper board with holiday decorations

Holiday Movie Night

Get into the spirit of the season and cozy up for a holiday movie. Catch festive flicks including Polar Express, The Grinch, and Home Alone.