Planning the Perfect San Diego Staycation

Summer is here, the weather is warm, and many of us are eager to once again start planning those much-needed getaways. That said, if you aren’t completely ready to plan an all-out vacation, then we have a solution: the classic staycation. By sticking closer to home, you can minimize travel time (and expenses!) while still enjoying the benefits of an escape. Here are some handy tips for planning a San Diego staycation right here at The Dana that’s sure to raise your spirits.


Reserve Our Sweet San Diego Staycation Offer

We love locals here at The Dana. That’s why we’ve seen to it that you don’t have to be from out of town to enjoy all our beautiful waterfront escape has to offer! When you reserve our San Diego Staycation package, you can enjoy special discounts and perks we just don’t offer outside the area. You’ll not only receive 10% off your stay, but we’ll comp your parking — since you’ll be coming from across town. Think of it as our way of helping out our neighbors!  


Summer Fun in the Sun With On-Site Activities

San Diego may be one of the world’s most popular getaway destinations, but we’ve gone overboard to see to it that The Dana is a fantastic destination unto itself. We’ve packed our schedule so full of spectacular summertime goings-on that you’ll never have to set foot off-property to find your fun. From local beer tastings celebrating “The Craft Beer Capital of America”, to “Dive-In” movie nights at our heated outdoor pool, to S’mores night, lawn games, social wine samplers and much more, there’s no end of ways to enjoy your summer right here. 


“Water” You Waiting For?

Being as The Dana overlooks the stunning sapphire waves of Mission Bay, we’re big fans of enjoying the water here. That’s why we’ve partnered with Adventure Water Sports to offer guests dynamite deals on watercraft rentals. No matter how you like to enjoy a day on the water, Our friends at Adventure have you covered. Enjoy on-site paddleboard, kayak, waverunner, ski and pontoon boat rentals, all designed with fun in mind. And landlubbers are taken care of, too. Adventure also offers bike rentals if you’re into a little pedal-pushing. There’s no better way to take in the sights!


On-Site Dining at Firefly Eatery & Bar

Hungry? No problem. The Dana has your back there, too. Our very own Firefly Eatery & Bar serves a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu of always-fresh favorites prepared from local ingredients. So why not stop in for all the sunrise specials at our sumptuous breakfast buffet, then grab a juicy, cooked-to order Wagyu Bacon Burger or crisp Cobb Salad for Lunch? Then, after tucking into some Braised Short Ribs or Beer-Battered Fish and Chips for dinner, you can top it off with a nightcap from our rotating beer taps, craft cocktail menu, or local California wine selection. And if you’re traveling with a furry friend, our patio at Firefly is even dog-friendly!  


Explore the Area

When you’re a guest at The Dana, you’re only ever just minutes away from all the best of San Diego. Interested in popping over to visit our neighbors at SeaWorld San Diego? Just hop on our handy shuttle, and you’re there in minutes. Heard the Mission Beach Boardwalk is a great way to spend a day shopping and seeing the sights? You heard right. And it’s right in the neighborhood. Looking for a white-knuckle thrill ride or three? You’ve come to the right place — Belmont Park is a classic west-coast beachfront amusement center that’s just minutes away. The Dana is also close to golf, San Diego’s coolest speakeasies, and some incredible local craft breweries. Just pick a direction and set off to explore. You’re sure to discover a memorable experience.  


Check In to The Dana on Mission Bay

Don’t miss your chance to check in with the staycation experts! Our waterfront hideaway offers everything you could possibly need to enjoy your head-earned break. Plush guest rooms, a breathtaking location overlooking Mission Bay, warm hospitality, and everything just steps from the water. So if you’re in need of an escape that won’t break the bank, then feel free to enjoy any or all of what’s in store for you here — even if that’s just relaxing in your room, hanging out on the waterfront, or lounging poolside with a beverage. How you staycation is entirely up to you!