Fun Things to Do in Mission Bay 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.

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 classic games including Ms. Pac-Man, Fun-E-Ball, Tekken 2, and Sports Blaster, along with fun prize dispensers. Complimentary to our hotel guests now through September 5th.

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.

Summer Activities Fun for the Whole Family

There’s nothing quite like summers in San Diego. Look forward to warm sea breezes, relaxing beach days, stunning sunsets, and nonstop fun. The Bahia Resort Hotel is happy to offer a variety of on-property activities for the whole family for a summer vacation for the books.

Activities Schedule

California Dreaming - The Ultimate San Diego Beach Party

California Dreaming

Live out your California Dreams and celebrate summer with music, food and drinks on San Diego’s Mission Bay. Experience the ultimate San Diego beach party that will have everyone kicking off their sandals and digging their toes into the sand as they dance and reminisce of summers past all while dining on a delicious BBQ and Clam Bake.

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Children doing arts and crafts at the Kid’s Activity Workshop

Kid’s Activity Workshop

Make, play and have fun at our kids’ activity workshops! Kids can partake in a variety of fun activities, including arts and crafts, beach games, board games and much more. It is a perfect way for kids to have fun while parents escape for an adventure of their own.

Seasonal: Wednesday - Sunday

Lit tiki torches at sunset near Seal Pond

Torch Lighting

After gazing upon a beautiful Mission Bay sunset, join us as we light the torches near Seal Pond. The flickering torches will transport you to a tropical island and allow you to sink further into a state of tranquility.

July 16 – August 27 | 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Movie take one on the beach

Movies on Land and Sea

Throughout the summer, head outside and catch weekly flicks poolside or on the bay to enjoy San Diego’s warm evenings with the entire family.

Seafood dinner at the Bahia Resort Hotel

Café Bahia Theme Nights

Indulge in nightly dining specials including an Italian buffet on Mondays, kids eat free on Fridays, and prime rib and live acoustic music on Saturdays.

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Happy hour cocktails at the Tangier Bar

Happy Hour

Tangier Bar welcomes guests every weekday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for happy hour. Enjoy other specials throughout the week including half priced bottles of wine on Wednesday.

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