Get the Most out of the Last Remnants of Summer When You Visit Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Written By: Jaclyn Keagy
Photography Provided By: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa San Diego Summer Events

As the sun begins to set on yet another picturesque San Diego summer, locals and visitors alike scramble to make the most of the remaining warm nights and happenings. Lucky for us, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa knows just what the city’s after, and is packed with events all season. As we fantasize over a never-ending summer, we reminisce on some of the best Bayfront events—and jump at the chance to catch what still awaits!


1 | Putting the “WOW” in Luau San Diego Summer Events

Got island fever? San Diego’s got everything you need for the perfect luau on the mainland, and Catamaran Resort Hotel provides! Purchase a ticket to paradise every Tuesday and Friday all summer long through Aug. 30. You’ll be properly Lei’d and Mai Tai’d upon arrival, followed by live music and an all-you-can-eat-buffet. One of the managers at Catamaran Hotel notes that the Luau’s “a great way to unwind, eat amazing food, drink delicious cocktails and enjoy all the beauty of Mission Bay.” Sights and sips—what else could you need?

Native Knowledge: The Luau is for guests and local enjoyment alike! Purchase tickets online.


2 | Let’s Get Happy (Hour) San Diego Summer Events

When you keep it casual, you keep it happy! Catamaran’s very own Moray’s Outdoor Lounge provides a relaxed tropical setting ideal for happy hour. Treat yourself after your morning paddleboard session with specials from 3-6 p.m. every weekday—you’ve earned it! For drinks, the manager boasts the Barrel-aged Mai Tai. “It is made with our exclusive Malahat Rum, made just for the resort; you literally cannot find it anywhere else.”


3 | Ocean-Inspired 180° San Diego Summer Events

Plating up panoramic views, Oceana Coastal Kitchen utilizes local produce and the freshest seafood to create a coastal California cuisine with a Baja twist—highlighting San Diego’s unique location! Whether you catch sushi at dusk or Champagne with the rising sun, the views and plates alike are sure to impress.


4 | Bay Views With Bae

For those celebrating an extra special occasion, book a stay in the Catamaran’s unbeatable Bay Front Suite. As the name would suggest, wake up comfortably to a panoramic view of the bay in your very own 604 square-foot space! The suite is the complete experience, featuring a king bed, a living area and even a kitchenette.


5 | Snack, Swim and Shake!

Dive in at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, where they’ll be serving snacks and drinks poolside for the ultimate summer convenience. With plenty of options for everyone, check out the Oasis Snack Shack with umbrella service, or the nearby Pool Bar and Grill. If your pool wrinkles have set in after a long day, don’t fret! Shake it off with live music and Polynesian dance lessons offered every afternoon.

6 | Get Social or Snuggle Up San Diego Summer Events

When you’re living the resort life, there’s something for everyone. For those feeling especially social, mix your drinks and your social life at a Rum Social—it’s all in the name! The manager describes the event as a can’t-miss. “The Catamaran’s Rum Social is the ideal San Diego summer happy hour, featuring live music, Mission Bay sunset views, cocktails, lawn games and tasting of the resort’s exclusive Malahat rum.” For those that would rather cozy up, catch bayfront movies on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday night all summer long. Jammies permitted! Catch the next Rum Socials on Aug. 28 and Oct. 30! 


7 | Ditch Your Land Legs San Diego Summer Events™

Break away from land and your comfort zone for an unforgettable experience on the bay. The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa comes complete with a wide array of watersports to keep you plenty active during your stay, courtesy of Action Sport Rentals. Choose from boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, you name it—try something new every day!

Native Knowledge: Rent a surfboard to ride the waves alongside the locals on the beachside!


8 | See the Sites

Don’t forget to get out and explore the incredible city of San Diego! Make it a day at the world-famous San Diego Zoo or the nearby SeaWorld aquatic park. Not looking to leave the beach? We don’t blame you. Get your adrenaline fix with a view at Belmont Park, located in nearby Mission Beach.

Native Knowledge: The Catamaran offers discounts on select neighborhood attractions when you stay!


9 | From the Sun to the Spa

Rejuvenate yourself after a week of playing in the sunshine at the Catamaran Spa. Select from a full menu of treatments ranging from massages to water therapies and a full range of beauty services with everything from nail to makeup applications. On picking her top treatment, the  manager states, “I’d say all of our treatments are relaxing, but our favorite right now are our VOYA treatments, with products made from freshly hand-harvested seaweed.”

Native Knowledge: Stroll the sidewalk along the hotel where you’ll find a friendly game of volleyball. If you spot an uneven match, ask to jump in!

Catamaran Resort Hotel
3999 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109

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