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Local Adventures: Beach, Bay & Beer

Soak up the sun along San Diego’s most beautiful shoreline in Mission Bay. Our stunning waterfront lodging in San Diego offers unparalleled access to the best San Diego beaches and activities. Whether you want to enjoy a day out on the open water or relax beachside, there is plenty to do near our Mission Bay hotel.



Mission Bay is home to seemingly limitless things to do along the coast. If water sports are on your San Diego bucket list, you couldn’t be in a better place: Rentals are available on-site at Adventure Water Sports. Offering everything from paddle boarding and kite surfing to jet skiing and wakeboarding, thrill seekers will delight in the aquatic fun to be found in Mission Bay.

During your time in Mission Bay, head out to sea for an exciting day of boating. There’s no better way to experience our coastal city than from the water, and those looking for a truly one-of-a-kind experience can reserve a whale watching cruise. Meanwhile, those who prefer to stay on solid ground can spend the afternoon at Sunset Point, located adjacent to the hotel. This popular park is perfect for jogging, biking, picnics, and more.



Enjoy a more conventional beach vacation on one of the many breathtaking beaches in San Diego. Never more than a quick drive from our hotel, miles of pristine sandy beaches are waiting to be discovered. Grab some friends for a game of volleyball or lounge around while you build your tan.

Pacific Beach, known by locals as PB, is located just a 5-minute drive from our hotel and offers a lively atmosphere with three miles of boardwalk. Pick up a rental bike from the bike share in front of the hotel and enjoy a leisurely ride to this much-loved San Diego beach. Other area favorites include Mission Beach and Ocean Beach.



After a long day spent on the beach, indulge in the deliciously crafted beers at one of the many local breweries near our Mission Bay hotel. In recent years, San Diego has been making a name for itself in the world of craft brews, winning countless accolades around the country. Sip on some of the finest beer Southern California has to offer at one of our favorite breweries, Bay City Brewing.

You can also delight in the comfort and convenience of our very own Firefly Eatery & Bar, which offers delicious shareable bites and a selection of satisfying beers on tap.


With incredible weather year-round, there’s never a bad time to plan your beach vacation to San Diego. Reserve your stay at The Dana today!