Activities in San Diego
View our list of the best activities in San Diego.
Discover the top activities in San Diego near Kona Kai San Diego. 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®.
Just Add Water
Enjoy the best of the San Diego Bay from the water. Our onsite Action Water Sports rental center offers a variety of fun and family-friendly activities including stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, Jet Skis and more.
Resort Day Pass
Non-hotel guests are cordially invited to spend the day at Kona Kai San Diego, nestled away in tranquil Shelter Island, just minutes from downtown San Diego. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun complete with an adults-only pool, family-friendly pool, premium cabanas, beach access and poolside tropical cocktails from the Tiki Bar.
San Diego Padres
Cheer on the home MLB team at Petco Park. Located in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, it’s only a 20-minute drive from the resort around the beautiful San Diego Bay. The 2023 home season kicks off March 30th.
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.
Distance: 8.5 miles or 14 minutes
Visit SeaWorld®, which is located within minutes of Kona Kai San Diego. 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.
Distance: 5.4 miles or 15 minutes
Come aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. With close proximity from our resort to this historical experience, plan your visit with purchasing your tickets to the USS Midway before you arrive.
Enjoy a brew with a view! Eppig Brewing’s Waterfront Biergarten on Shelter Island is open daily for patio beers & beer to-go (4-packs, Crowlers & Growlers). We also have an exclusive partnership with them where if you show your key card to them, you’ll receive our curated Kona Kai flight* that consists of four local Eppig beers, plus your own choice of a complimentary fifth flavor.
Enjoy Balboa Park
San Diego’s ever-changing, always amazing, 1,200-acre backyard. Home to the zoo, various museums, trails, gardens, U.S. Naval hospital & more.
Distance: 8.5 miles or 17 minutes (next to the SD Zoo)
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.
Distance: 8.5 miles or 18 minutes
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.
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.
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!
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Bayview Love Affair
Allow us to add a touch of romance to your San Diego escape. Cherish every moment with sunset strolls along the bay, leisurely mornings sipping coffee on the balcony and intimate waterfront dinners. Your California romantic retreat begins the moment you arrive, greeted by chilled Champagne and house-made truffles awaiting you in your luxurious room or suite.
Gift Cards Now Available
Give the gift of adventure, relaxation and marina-front dining in San Diego. Gift cards for Kona Kai San Diego, Vessel and SpaTerre are now available for purchase.