White sand beaches, amazing weather, museums and theme parks, culture and entertainment – San Diego, California is one of those spectacular destinations with everything going for it, and seemingly something for everyone just minutes from The Dana Hotel on Mission Bay. The most difficult decision to make regarding a vacation to San Diego is determining what to do and see among the region's vast and diverse offerings.
Known for its fresh local food, exquisite fine dining, one-of-a-kind shopping, historical significance and cultural activities, San Diego offers wonderful experiences and memories for families, romantics, & business travelers alike.
Hotel and Community Events
Select dates Nov. 15–Jan. 4, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration® returns with a flurry of fun. Bundle up and go sledding, make snowballs and build your own snowman at SnowWorld. ® Stroll among a million gleaming lights and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit during the all-new Shamu® Christmas Miracles show.
During Jungle Bells, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Guests enjoy lighted animal sculptures, live animal presentations, festive music, holiday treats, storytelling, and, of course, Santa Claus.
Downtown San Diego comes alive as over 100,000 spectators enjoy this colorful, nationally televised, holiday parade with colorful floats, unique drill teams, heart-pounding marching bands and a procession of massive inflatables.
Marching bands and spirit squads from the Poinsettia Bowl teams will parade from each end of 5th Avenue performing holiday classics, and meeting up at Market Street for a heart-pounding Battle of the Bands!
The US Navy Midshipmen will face a team from San Diego State Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium for this year's Poinsettia Bowl.
You'll be greeted by Holiday Carolers during boarding and a traditional holiday buffet aboard a yacht while you enjoy the calm waters and beautiful scenery of the San Diego Bay. Give Santa a chance to get into your house while you are out!
Whale Watching Adventures depart twice daily. This is a great opportunity in San Diego to get an up-close and personal whale watching experience! Perfect for families, out of town visitors and locals alike!