This Summer at The Dana on Mission Bay

 If you’re looking for summer fun in the California sun, San Diego is definitely the place to be! Your best summer season ever starts at The Dana on Mission Bay, our waterfront hotel featuring resort-style amenities, on-site water sports rentals, live music, and more. It just doesn’t get any better than summertime at The Dana! Check out the festivities and happenings at our Mission Bay hotel, and since The Dana is pet-friendly, don’t forget to bring your favorite furry friend along for the fun. Here are the best things to do this summer in San Diego, starting at our very own hotel!

Best Summer Events and Activities in San Diego at The Dana on Mission Bay

Discover Mission Bay July 3rd Fireworks Celebration 

Join the fun on July 3rd for the “Discover Mission Bay” fireworks celebration. Presented in partnership with SeaWorld San Diego, guests of The Dana can experience the magical show from exclusive viewing areas right here at our hotel at Sunset Park. Also, enjoy festive-themed activities and entertainment, as well as delicious food and beverage specials from our onsite Firefly Eatery & Bar.

Fireworks over The Dana Marina

(Photo: @joelphotoguyortiz )

SeaWorld San Diego Fireworks Celebration 

SeaWorld San Diego will be hosting their annual 4th of July Celebration with fireworks each evening from June 30 through July 4th. The fireworks are synchronized to festive music for a memorable experience and contain a mix of pyrotechnics for a great show. Fireworks begin at 9:30PM and can be viewed from around SeaWorld San Diego park as well as onsite at The Dana on Mission Bay.

couple kissing with fireworks in background

Photo: @ericakobus

Adventure Water Sports 

Located onsite at The Dana, Adventure Water Sports offers guests a chance to get out on the water and have some fun! Choose from rentals including wave runners, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, ski boats, peddle boats, and even bikes. Make a splash this summer at Adventure Water Sports in San Diego during your stay at The Dana on Mission Bay.

Family on two jetskis in Marina

The Dana’s Tropical Pool 

Kick back and relax by our tropical pool while you enjoy your favorite frozen concoction or microbrew at our daily happy hour from 3 to 5PM. Also, be sure to enjoy our delicious shareable bites and entrees made with San Diego’s best seasonal and local ingredients from the Firefly Eatery & Bar. Our poolside café is the perfect place to gather for cocktails and dining this summer during your stay at The Dana.

bartender handing girl drink at Pool Bar

Popsicle Hour by the Pool

On Saturdays from 4 to 5pm, the kids (and adults) gather for a Popsicle Party at the Tropical pool at The Dana on Mission Bay. Enjoy these cool treats while playing in the water for a fun summer activity for the whole family to enjoy.

Kids eating Popsicles

Live Music at Firefly Eatery & Bar

Nothing says summer like live music on the water! The Dana on Mission Bay is thrilled to announce that live music will return to the Firefly Eatery & Bar and guests are in for quite a treat. Enjoy acoustic music from local San Diego entertainers while relaxing at our unique waterfront restaurant. The San Diego summer live music schedule is coming soon!

Guy playing Guitar and singing at Dining patio

Dive-In Poolside Movie Nights 

Held each night in the summer at 7PM, The Dana’s Dive In Movie Nights are a popular event with guests of the resort. Grab the family and some snacks and join the fun by the Tropical Pool where we will show a movie on our giant screen for guests. Check out the movie schedule at the front desk for more info.

Movie screen at Pool

Summer Specials for Guests of The Dana on Mission Bay in San Diego

In addition to all the exciting events and activities at The Dana on Mission Bay this summer, be sure to take advantage of these amazing specials created just for our valued guests. Not only will you have your choice of rooms at Marina Cove or Water’s Edge for your summer escape to San Diego, but you can also save big with these money-saving add-on packages and summer resort specials.

Advantage Bundle 

New for 2024 is the end of nightly resort fees and the addition of our exciting “Advantage Bundle.” This optional add-on package offers amazing perks for guests of The Dana who want a value-added stay at our seaside resort. For just $19.95 per night, guests can enjoy these exclusive reservation inclusions:

  • Complimentary SeaWorld Shuttle
  • 10% Food & Beverage Discount
  • Bicycle Rental for 2
  • 2 “Welcome Drinks” Upon Arrival
  • 2 Beach Chair & Umbrella Rentals

Summer Special Offers

The Dana on Mission Bay is pleased to offer our guests these amazing summer packages with incredible special offers waiting for you. Choose the summer special that best suits your vacation style.

Two on Tap – San Diego is known as the Craft Beer Capital of America and here at Firefly Eatery & Bar, we’re proud to feature a fantastic selection of some of SD’s local craft brews. Along with your stay, enjoy two draft pints on us!

Vacay Your Way – Escape to your dream getaway on Mission Bay! Design your perfect Vacation Package by handpicking the ideal guestroom and customizing it with our add-on options including Belmont Park passes, whale-watching tours, and food & beverage credits!

Summer Snackin’ – Enjoy your Mission Bay summer vacation with a Mexican twist! Book today and you’ll receive beers, chips, salsa, and housemade guacamole delivered straight to your room after you arrive!


Plan Your Summer Escape at The Dana on Mission Bay in San Diego

Make plans now to enjoy all the exciting summer festivities at The Dana on Mission Bay. There is so much to see and do without even leaving the hotel for families, couples, and groups. From exciting onsite water sports to family activities by the pool and live music – The Dana on Mission Bay has it all this summer! Check out our summer guide for even more ways to have fun in the sun at our hotel and around America’s Finest City. Book your San Diego escape now!