Fun Things to Do in San Diego Resort Activities

A tropical oasis in San Diego, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is a playground for all ages. Guests enjoy access to a myriad of resort activities and exciting things to do, see, and eat, without leaving the beautiful Mission Bay property.

Exclusive Beach Bonfires

Toast the sunset and roast s'mores under the stars when you book a private bonfire with our local partner, Bayside Bonfires.

Bayside Bonfires provides firewood, chairs, and s'mores for a convenient setup and relaxing fireside evening on our grass lawn by the beach. Accommodating up to 10 guests, fire pits may be reserved nightly.


Beach chairs and umbrellas overlooking Mission Bay

Best Beach Day

Lounge on the Catamaran’s beach chairs and enjoy the gentle sea breezes and relaxing views of Mission Bay. These chairs are on a first come first serve basis and are set up with an umbrella, so you can choose shade or sun for your beach day. Take-out refreshments, including cocktails, beer, drinks, and food are available at Lava Java or Moray's.

Daily | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

Bahia Belle Cruises

Our classic sternwheeler boat, the Bahia Belle, provides sightseeing cruises on the waters of beautiful Mission Bay. The 74-foot, 3-story turn-of-the-century boat offers an observation deck to view the stunning sites of the 4,200-acre aquatic park. Reservations are required. Learn More >

A family playing beach volleyball at the Catamaran Resort Hotel beach on the shores of Mission Bay in San Diego, CA.

Beach Games

Plan a beach day on beautiful Mission Bay! Delight in a range of complimentary game rentals including frisbees, footballs, corn hole, spike ball, smash ball, ladder ball toss, playing cards, and board games.

Daily | 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Close up bird at the Catamaran Resort

Bird Encounter

A unique experience at the Catamaran, families can gather with our feathered friends, the colorful talking parrots. Don’t miss this special photo opportunity with these beautiful exotic birds.

Daily | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bird Cam >

Girl jumping into pool into parents arms

Splish Splash 

Surrounded by towering palm trees and lush scenery, the inviting pool atmosphere at the Catamaran is a great way to unwind and have fun with your friends and family during your San Diego vacation.

Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Couple relaxing in whirlpool at the Catamaran Resort Hotel


After a long day of exploring San Diego, the on-site whirlpool is a welcoming setting for warming up, soaking and relaxing. Located in the pool area, you can switch between the whirlpool and the pool depending on your mood.

Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Outdoor hot tub overlooking Mission Bay

The Catamaran Spa

Relax and rejuvenate at San Diego’s only beachfront spa. With options for massages, facials, and more, the treatments at The Catamaran Spa are inspired by South Pacific and Asian healing traditions.

Daily | 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Hotel and Spa Guest exercising at the Catamaran Resort and Spa Indoor outdoor fitness center

Fitness Center

Just steps from the beach overlooking Mission Bay and the boardwalk, the on-site fitness center features the latest workout equipment and lets you take in the view while you spend time focusing on your wellness.

Daily | 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Family taking boat ride on Mission Bay

Water Sports

With two on-property locations, Action Sport Rentals offers the best rental equipment available for exciting outdoor activities including standup paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, and biking around the bay.

Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Young boy and dad enjoy playing video game


A favorite activity for the kids, the hotel’s arcade offers wholesome entertainment with classic gaming fun. The arcade is located in the pool area for a convenient shaded activity option when a break from the sun is needed.

Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Lava Java coffee, snack, smoothies and more on Mission Bay

Snacks On-the-Go

Perfect for a caffeine pick-me-up or quick bite, Lava Java is the on-property grab-and-go café offering a selection of specialty coffees, teas, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, and more.

Daily | 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Brunch at Oceana Coastal Kitchen on the shores of Mission Bay in San Diego, CA

Champagne Brunch

Every Sunday, experience a culinary tradition on Mission Bay. Sip on Champagne and mimosas and savor your choice of entrée as well as buffet selections including a seafood cold bar. Reservations >

Sundays | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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