Activities in San Diego 

View our list of the best activities in San Diego.

Discover the top activities in San Diego near Kona Kai Resort & Spa.  Enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, diving and other water activities in San Diego’s La Jolla Cove or entertain the family at top attractions in San Diego such as LEGOLAND® and SeaWorld®.

Family building sand castles on San Diego private beach

Enjoy Kona Kai!

You don’t need to leave our resort to savor the best parts of San Diego. From complimentary beach cruisers to fitness classes to fireside s’mores, we offer endless ways for your whole family to enjoy our perfect weather and picturesque views.

Learn more about all of our amenities and activities here

Tiger 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. Book our San Diego Zoo Package to avoid the lines and receive 2 adult tickets, plus a 2pm late check out.

San Diego Zoo Details

Book our San Diego Zoo Package to avoid the lines and receive 2 adult tickets, plus a 2pm late check out.

Seaworld Dolphins


Visit SeaWorld®, which is located within minutes of 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.

Seaworld® Details

Us Navy aircraft carrier San Diego, CA

USS Midway

Come 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 San Diego

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.

Stars and Stripes sailboat in the water.

Stars & Stripes Sailing​

Have an 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 San Diego

Cabrillo National Monument​

A visit to San Diego’s only National Park offers impressive views of the San Diego region as well as the chance 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 and whale watching.

Legoland San Diego


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.

Book our LEGOLand Package to avoid the lines and receive 2 adult tickets.

Seal tours San Diego

Seal Tours​

90-minute, fully narrated tours wind their 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.

Triton Sailboat Near Kona Kai.

Triton Charters

The Triton was commissioned and splashed in to San Diego Bay on August 1st 2020, making it the newest catamaran charter in San Diego. Not only is The Triton the newest catamaran yacht in San Diego, it is also the largest – sprawling 75’ feet in length with the ability to have up to 105 passengers. The Triton focuses on perfection in every aspect of our yacht, including our luxurious and modern decor, state-of-the-art 13 seat bar, and dynamic layout. With fun in mind, we offer a built-in running water slide, a massive dance floor, and advanced sound system. We’ve accounted for every detail, so you don’t have to. Welcome aboard Triton Charters.

Enter our preferred partner discount code konakai15 for $15 off of each ticket!

Book Your Stay

Savor the relaxed San Diego vibe that permeates our chilled-out oasis.

Book Your Stay

Savor the relaxed San Diego vibe that permeates our chilled-out oasis.


Wake on Water

Relax, sleep-in and enjoy a restful night, followed by breakfast at Vessel Restaurant + Bar. Daily breakfast for two at Vessel Restaurant


Gift Cards Now Available

Give the gift of adventure, relaxation and marina-front dining in San Diego. Gift cards for Kona Kai Resort & Spa, Vessel and SpaTerre are now available for purchase.