Kona Kai Resort pool


View our list of the best activities in San Diego near Kona Kai Resort & Spa

Discover the top activities in San Diego near Kona Kai Resort & Spa. Set on beautiful San Diego Bay, Kona Kai allows visitors easy access to the area’s favorite attractions, water activities and top things to do in San Diego. Perfect for family vacations, business travelers or a couple’s getaway. Kona Kai offers special packages for visiting San Diego icons such as SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo. Give yourself easy access to all the most popular things to do in San Diego and stay at Kona Kai Resort & Spa.

Whether you wish to explore San Diego by water or land, Kona Kai Resort & Spa makes it all easy. Enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, diving and other water activities in San Diego’s La Jolla Cove, entertain the family at top attractions in San Diego such as LEGOLAND and SeaWorld.

Cheetah at San Diego Zoo

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.

Plan your San Diego Zoo trip >

San Diego Zoo Package
Avoid the lines with 2 adult tickets plus a 2pm late check out


SeaWorld San Diego


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!

Plan your SeaWorld® trip >

SeaWorld Package
Avoid the lines with 2 adult tickets


USS Midway on the ocean

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!


La Jolla California

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

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.


Cabrillo National Monument

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


Legoland California


LEGOLAND® brings out the hero in everyone. There are more than 50 super rides, shows and attractions for the entire family. There's fun for everyone, even the youngest guest. Families can enjoy interactive experiences galore. Located just 30 minutes north of San Diego, it’s a hands-on theme park experience perfect for families with children ages 2 – 12.


LEGOLand Package
Avoid the lines with 2 adult tickets


Seal Tour in San Diego

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.