Best of San Diego Things to Do

Discover and experience truly perfect family vacations at our San Diego resort.

We go out of our way to make sure even our youngest guests feel welcome during your vacation in San Diego, and our resourceful Concierge is always close at hand to make reservation for a family dinner, offer suggestions for a special outing, or help arrange a babysitter.

San Diego Zoo

Recently voted the #1 Zoo in the world, the 100-acre San Diego Zoo is located just a short drive from the resort and hosts more than 3,700 of the planet’s most exotic and rare animals. For an interactive safari adventure, check out the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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SeaWorld®

Visit SeaWorld®, which is located within minutes of the Kona Kai Resort & Spa. SeaWorld® is world-famous for the variety of aquatic creatures living in the park. You can swim with dolphins, find out how whales live and ride awe-inspiring rollercoasters, including their newest - Manta!


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Big Bay Boom!

The Largest Fireworks Show in San Diego County

The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, The Views from Kona Kai Resort are the BEST in the city. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes. Book your rooms and sit on your balcony overlooking the bay for a birds eye view of this amazing fireworks display. Book early we always sell out.

USS Midway

Jump aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family.

Please stop by the resort’s front desk to purchase exclusive discounted USS Midway tickets before your visit!

www.midway.org

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove, San Diego’s most desirable spot for kayaking, snorkeling and diving, is only 15-20 minutes from the resort. The water is calm and ecologically protected, providing a safe home for colorful garibaldi, yellowtail, rays and even leopard sharks. Because the water is protected, surfboards, boogie boards and other floatation devices are not permitted. The beach itself is small, but nearby Scripps Park offers a nice grassy expanse for spreading out.

Visually, the cove is a breathtakingly gorgeous gem. Somewhat hidden with alluring curves and caves, it is often cited as the most photographed beach in San Diego. Parking is available in nearby paid lots, with a few street spots available for the lucky.

Stars & Stripes Sailing

Join us for an interactive and exciting sailing adventure aboard one of the fastest and most famous sailboats in the world. Grind the winches to help raise and trim the sails, take your turn at the helm, or just hang on as you zip around San Diego Bay at twice the speed of the average sailboat.

3-hour public sails depart from the Kona Kai Marina at 1PM.
Cost: $100 for adults and $50 for kids 18 & under.
Private charters are available for a minimum of $1,200. Maximum number of guests is 24.

www.sailusa11.com

Cabrillo National Monument

A visit to San Diego's only National Park offers tremendous views of the San Diego region (including Kona Kai Resort!) and excellent opportunities to explore the natural, historical and cultural history of the area. Cabrillo National Monument, located in nearby Point Loma, is a great destination for hiking, tidepooling, whale watching, or a lesson in military history

www.nps.gov/cabr

Legoland

Ready to see the best of San Diego on land and water? 90-minute, fully narrated SEAL Tours depart frequently, just minutes from the resort. Wind your way through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise through the waters of San Diego Harbor. Experience the history and ecological wonders of San Diego in the comfort and security of a Coast Guard-approved amphibious vehicle.

www.legoland.com

Seal Tours

Ready to see the best of San Diego on land and water? 90-minute, fully narrated SEAL Tours depart frequently, just minutes from the resort. Wind your way through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise through the waters of San Diego Harbor. Experience the history and ecological wonders of San Diego in the comfort and security of a Coast Guard-approved amphibious vehicle.

www.sealtours.com