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.

Beach chairs and umbrellas overlooking Mission Bay

Best Beach Day

Lounge on the Catamaran’s beach chairs and enjoy the soft sandy shores, 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.

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 for an unforgettable San Diego vacation.

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

Couple relaxing in hottub


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.

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

Close up bird at the Catamaran Resort

Bird Show

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

Bird Cam >

Couple relaxing by outdoor hot tub overlooking Mission Bay

Catamaran Spa

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

Open Daily | 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 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.

Open Daily | 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 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.

Open Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Family taking boat ride on Mission Bay

Water Sports

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

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, the Bahia Belle, provides complimentary family-hour and cocktail cruises on Mission Bay for our valued guests. After 9:30 p.m., the boat transforms into a floating nightclub for guests 21 and older.

Summer Activities The Whole Family Can Enjoy

This summer, there is something for everyone at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Whether you want to learn something new like how to make a sushi roll or simply relax with an outdoor family movie on the bay, make it your own with a variety of activity options for the whole family.

Summer Activities will start June 7 through September 2, 2019.

Movie screen set up on Mission Bay

Movies on the Bay

Catch a family-friendly outdoor movie night with a stunning backdrop of Mission Bay. Refreshments are available for sale during the flick for an unforgettable San Diego evening. 

Sundays, Mondays + Wednesdays

Young boy coloring a fish

Keiki Club

Complimentary for hotel guests, the Keiki Club is an interactive experience for kids to get creative with Hawaii-inspired arts and crafts. The activity is hosted on the upper pool deck and guests can sign up at the pool.

Daily: 2:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. |  4:00 p.m. 

Sunset Luaus on the Bay

Sunset Luaus

Experience the magic of the Polynesian islands with the summer Sunset Luaus set on the shores of Mission Bay. Look forward to a silk lei, a Mai Tai, an all-you-can-eat buffet, and incredible entertainment.

Tuesdays + Fridays | Learn More >

Group of adults doing yoga on the beach

Yoga on the Bay

Start your morning with a relaxing open-air yoga session overlooking the calm waters of Mission Bay. Mats are provided and the class is complimentary for hotel guests, Club 95 members, and Catamaran Spa guests. 

Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

Live music at the Catamaran pool

Poolside Entertainment

Nothing quite says vacation like hanging out poolside. For an even more festive pool atmosphere, enjoy live music and Polynesian dance instructions every afternoon.

Monday – Thursday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Specials at Morray's in Pacific Beach

Happy Hour

Grab a seat at the tiki torch-lined outdoor lounge for some stellar happy hour deals at Moray's. Available every weekday afternoon, enjoy special pricing on sharable appetizers and refreshing drinks. 

Monday - Friday | 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Close up of chef rolling sushi at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Sushi Experience

Learn the art of creating your very own sushi roll from one of Oceana Coastal Kitchen’s talented cold bar chefs. For just $10 per person, experience a hands-on class and enjoy your delicious creation.

Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Beach Towels concierge at the Catamaran Resort Hotel

Beach Concierge

The Beach Concierge Service has everything you need for an unforgettable beach day on beautiful Mission Bay. Discover essentials such as umbrellas, chairs, towels, beach toys, beach games, volleyball, and more. 

Daily: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Signature Rum drink overlooking Mission Beach

Rum Social

Sip, savor, and mingle on Mission Bay. These special Rum Social events feature live music, delicious small plates, and beach cocktails made with rum created exclusively for the Catamaran by local distiller Malahat Spirits Co. Learn More >

June 26 + August 28 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Group of kids enjoying ice cream on Mission Bay

Ice Cream Social

Perfect for cooling off on those hot summer days, swing by the upper pool deck every Wednesday for a complimentary ice cream social sundae bar. This is a sweet afternoon treat that the whole family will love!

Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m.

Brunch on Mission Bay San Diego

Champagne Brunch

Sundays are made for brunching, and Oceana Coastal Kitchen's weekly feast is a must. The delicious meal includes free-flowing bubbles, your choice of entrée, and an all-you-can-eat display of seafood, fruit, pastries, and more. 

Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Father and Son heading out to surf on Pacific Beach

Surf Lessons

Follow the lead of the locals and catch some waves this summer. Surf lessons are available daily and reservations must be made through guest services at least 24 hours in advance.

Daily: $195 for a 90-minute session

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