Travel Like a Local on Your Pacific Beach Vacation

Just steps from the ocean, bay and hundreds of restaurants and bars, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is the ultimate vacation spot. This spring, we’re giving you insider tips on the top local hangouts and activities in the area. Keep reading for the inside scoop on how to live like a local.

Local enjoying the walkway on Mission Bay change to Locals enjoying the boardwalk on Mission Bay


It’s the Boardwalk, Baby

With miles and miles of boardwalk on Mission Bay, bike or walk on this path that borders the resort. If you’re lucky, you’ll see legendary local personality Slowmo, who skates on the boardwalk almost daily at glacial speeds.


Young boys kayaking on Mission Bay

You’ve Got to Move it, Move it

Get your workout in the best gym around, Mission Bay. The world’s largest manmade aquatic park is a premier place to stand up paddleboard, sail and kayak, with equipment rentals from Action Sport Rentals. Or, become a superhero during a water-propelled jet pack excursion from Jet Pack America that will propel you 30 feet into the air.


Close up of fish tacos

Nom, Nom, Nom

Every good workout should be followed by a massive meal. Explore the best of California cuisine at Oceana Coastal Kitchen at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Head off-site to enjoy undeniably yummy tacos at Oscar’s, Italian-style pizza at Ambrogio 15, enormous burgers at Rocky’s, and avocado toast and acai bowls at Better Buzz.


Group of people enjoying a game of volleyball at Pacific Beach

Have a Beaching Good Time

Walk across the street from the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa to sink your toes into the sands of Pacific Beach. Play a pickup game of beach volleyball with the locals, before grabbing a drink at one of the longtime joints, such as PB Shore Club or Grass Skirt.


Aerial view of Belmont Park

See It to Believe It

Head into our gift shop for discounted tickets to legendary San Diego attractions such as SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Safari Park and LEGOLAND. Plus, visit Belmont Park, the beachfront amusement park where the wooden rollercoaster Giant Dipper, has been a kid Mecca for decades for locals and visitors alike.

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