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At the Bahia

Mission Beach: Sit back, relax and enjoy a complimentary cabana chair on the private beach on Mission Bay. If you feel like being adventurous, there are options for wake boarding, paddle boarding, surfing, tubing, bike and boat rentals.

Café Bahia: The Café Bahia offers a casual Mediterranean atmosphere and international cuisine. 

Bahia Belle Boat Cruise: The Bahia Belle is a turn-of-the-century, Mississippi-style sternwheeler that cruises Mission Bay between the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and its sister property the Bahia Resort Hotel.

Tangier Bar: The Tangier Bar is an idyllic haven complete with lush tropical atmosphere, belt-driven fans and live piano bar. Part Morocco, part Italy, part South of France, the Tangier lets you relax al fresco on the patio or just as comfortably inside.

San Diego Attractions

Balboa Park: Just minutes from downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is home to more than 16 museums, performing arts venues, gardens, trains, and many other creative and recreational activities.With a variety of cultural institutions among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres, there is something for everyone. It is also home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo

Gaslamp Quater: The Gaslamp Quarter's 16 blocks are peppered with Victorian-style buildings that now house a variety of shops, art galleries, theatres and trendy restaurants, not to mention plenty of bars and clubs.


San Diego Natural History Museum: Founded in 1874 as the San Diego Society of Natural History, it is now a place to explore the evolution of Southern California.

Fleet Science CenterAt this science center and planetarium, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet and beyond.

The San Diego Museum of Art: Venerable art musuem with acclaimed works, plus a courtyard bar/bistro with sculpture garden views.

Mingei International Museum: Museum located in a historic building showcases folk art, craft & design from all over the globe. This museum has a focus on objects of use that arise from daily life in cultures around the world, demonstrating beauty in the unexpected and pure expressions of human creativity.

Spanish Village Art Center: Take a stroll through the historic working studios featuring over 200 local artists of all different mediums.


Hop-on Hop-OffFor more than 25 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has taken visitors through the city, exploring Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter, Embarcadero, Balboa Park, Coronado and more. Stay on the trolley for the full two-hour tour and learn fun and interesting facts about San Diego or get off at any one of the 11 stops and strike out on your own. When ready to head to the next location, just return to the stop and a trolley will swing by and pick you up.

San Diego SEAL Tour: Experience San Diego the way it was intended – from Land and Sea! View “America’s Finest City” from a totally different perspective… on a boat with wheels! Climb aboard Coast Guard approved Hydra-Terra amphibious vehicles to see popular San Diego attractions and local wildlife up close and personal.


Acqua California Bistro: Stylish waterfront eatery offering gourmet New American fare, a breakfast buffet & full bar. ($$$)

Costa Brava: Local mainstay for Spanish-style tapas & sangria with modern decor & a rustic patio. ($$)

Firefly Eatery & Bar: Californian tapas & dishes served in a bayfront, white-tablecloth setting inside the Dana Hotel. ($$)

Landing Grille: Low-key eatery by the marina serving grilled meats & veggies, fried shrimp, fish tacos & breakfast. ($)

Luigi's At The Beach: Local hangout for big, NYC-style pies, Italian basics. ($)

Ruth's Chris Steak House
: Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter-topped beef in an elegant setting.($$$)

Pacific Beach Ale House: 2-story beachfront pub popular with locals for house-brewed beer, pub grub & patio people-watching. ($$)

: Rustic & relaxed spot for Californian-inspired seafood & meat dishes amid communal tables. ($$)