Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay

IMG_7430Located on 14 acres of tropical landscape on Mission Bay, The Bahia offers a relaxing destination to unwind and a variety of fun activities that appeal to all ages.

Accommodations

There are a variety of rooms for guests from lush garden views with streams to bay front one story to multi-story hotel rooms. I stayed in a single story bay front room #130. The amenities included one king bed with a rollaway for our family of three. Other rooms offer a queen bed or two double beds. I enjoyed the complimentary high-speed wireless Internet , HBO, AM/FM radio, coffeemaker, ironing board and iron, hairdryer, refrigerator and signature bath supplies. The bed was very comfortable and there were lots of pillow.

Poolside Fun

The sparkling blue pool has plenty of lounge chairs to soak up the San Diego sun. There is also a hot tub that easily sits 20 guests. IMG_7424Nearby is a gym and video arcade.

Dining

The onsite Cafe Bahia offers a sunrise breakfast buffet until 11:30 a.m., then lunch and dinner. Sit on the outdoor patio near a trickling fountain. On Friday night they serve a BBQ buffet and on Saturday they serve a prix fixe dinner. At the Moroccan-style Tangier Bar they serve a Happy Hour special from 3 to 6 p.m. with appetizer and drink specials. On Friday night there is a live band and Saturday night the bar has karaoke.

Bahia Belle

The turn-of-the-century Bahia Belle sails around Mission Bay to the Catamaran Hotel throughout the evening. The IMG_7462Mississippi-style sternwheeler starts sailing at 6:30 p.m. for families. At 9:30 p.m. the Belle lights up with a cocktail cruise. All cruises are offered Wednesday through Sunday and are free for hotel guests. Non-guests pay $6 at the dock.

Mission Beach

The Strand offers over two miles of paved walking and bicycling paths along the sand, Mission Bay and Pacific Ocean. Along the path are hotels, homes, restaurants and shops. Next to The Bahia is a rental stand to rent bicycles, kayaks, paddle boats and paddle boards to explore the bay. Within two blocks is the Giant Dipper roller coaster at Belmont Park and 25 other rides, shops and restaurants. Free lessons are included with rentals.

Seal Habitat

Near the Bahia Cafe is a home for Gracie the California Harbor seal. She is a resident at the Bahia Hotel Resort. Gracie was rescued as a pup when she was found sick on the IMG_7445beach. Since she is almost blind, she was nursed back to health, but couldn’t be released back into the wild. Guests enjoy calling out her name as they visit her swimming in her water-dwelling.

Bahia Resort Hotel – 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 488-0551 – www.bahiahotel.com.

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KIDS STAY, PLAY AND EAT FOR FREE in SAN DIEGO

DSC_0278 The PARADISE POINT RESORT & SPA Is offering special deals for Families 
During the entire month of October 2013, families with children can enjoy special deals at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Kids Free San Diego is offering “Kidvasion,” with a variety of “kids free” incentives for families visiting San Diego.
Some of the deals include complimentary attraction and museum admission entry. Others include free meals at participating restaurants. Amtrak is offering transportation deals too.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa, located on picturesque Mission Bay, allows guests to experience the best of San Diego on an island retreat amidst lush tropical gardens, resort swimming pools, tranquil lagoonsBack Camera and one mile of sandy beaches. All October long, the resort is inviting families to take advantage of the “San Diego Kids Free Package.” Stay in a waterfront bungalow or suite and kids eat breakfast for free at the resort’s legendary Barefoot Bar & Grill. Families will receive a $50 “Island Allowance” for kids to spend on kayak rentals, a game of mini-golf, and to buy a s’mores kit. Relax at one of the resort’s five tropical pools, play at the manicured 18-hole putting golf course, or hit some balls at the tennis courts. Rent one of the beach cruiser bikes, quadracycles or Segways to take on the paved bike paths around Mission Bay.
More than 100 San Diego family attractions, museums, restaurants and transportation companies are offering free kids admission this October. Paradise Point’s central location makes the resort a perfect home base for visiting participating attractions like the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, the USS Midway Museum and Belmont Park. Across the street from Paradise Point, families can take advantage of spectacular Kids Free San Diego offers from SeaWorld San Diego. The world-famous marine theme park is offering DSC_0225one child, ages 3 to 9, free admission to the park with one full-paid adult admission, and one free child pass to dine next to Shamu with one paid adult Dine With Shamu ticket. Kids, ages 10 to 13, are also invited to participate for free in SeaWorld’s Dolphin Encounter and Dolphin and Beluga Interaction Programs with one paid adult participation.
For more information on the “San Diego Kids Free Package,” or for reservations, visithttp://www.paradisepoint.com/packages/kids-free-october-in-san-diego or call (800) 344-2626.  All participating offers are valid Oct. 1-31, 2013, and age limits and other restrictions vary by venue and activity.