Attractions near the Bay Club Hotel & Marina
Enjoy access to the best San Diego attractions and activities
Whether you're in town for the annual Comic-Con Convention or just looking to have a quiet weekend getaway, the Bay Club Hotel & Marina offers the perfect location near the best San Diego attractions and activities. Our hotel is close to the top local attractions and world-class events, making it ideal for family things to do in San Diego, vacations, romantic getaways and business trips. See the rest of Shelter Island or discover nearby Point Loma. Let our friendly staff help you choose the right itinerary for your interests.
From international festivals to celebrations of local culture and art, you’ll always find something exciting happening in and around San Diego and The Bay Club Marina and Hotel. Discover festivals, parades, events and exhibitions that take place throughout the year in beautiful San Diego.
The Bay Club Hotel & Marina is located on San Diego’s Shelter Island and San Diego Bay, which is minutes from Mission Beach, Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach.
Enjoy nature and beauty within San Diego's borders! Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural area that offers open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens and walking paths, You can also explore museums, different theaters and, of course, the world-famous San Diego Zoo! It's where culture, science and nature come together in ways you'll never forget, Offering a wide variety of cultural institutions among its beautifully maintained acres, there is something to do for every interest imaginable.
Are you ready for adventure? The USS Midway Museum has enough excitement to give your entire family a fabulous time! Since its opening in 2004, this attraction has offered visitors the chance to board a historic symbol of American freedom. As the longest serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century, you can experience informative exhibits that chronicle nearly 50 years of world history. It’s an experience you’ll definitely cherish from your visit to San Diego.
San Diego Zoo
Where do all the cool animals hang out? The San Diego Zoo, of course! When you stay at The Bay Club Hotel & Marina, you’ll be close to all the animals, all the shows and all the fun you can handle. Enjoy an Early Morning with Pandas tour or the new Australian Outback Exhibit and feel like you’ve taken a trip across the world without ever leaving San Diego! A few of the animals you’ll get to meet during your zoo visit include anacondas, arctic foxes, elephants, orangutan, polar bears, red pandas and many, many more.
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld offers a chance to experience some of the most epic theme park rides ever created. Some visitors spend all day just enjoying the high-voltage thrills of rides like Journey to Atlantis®, Wild Arctic®, Shipwreck Rapids® and Manta®. But SeaWorld also features a variety of shows and exhibits that feature the world’s coolest creatures of the deep. You’ll find educational activities, awe-inspiring displays from dolphins, whales and other sea creatures and, naturally, plenty of chances to interact with the locals of the park.
Cabrillo National Monument
In 1542, explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European to make contact with the West Coast of the United States. Today, Cabrillo National Monument is a tribute to this historic navigation, offering great cultural and natural resources for the benefit of visitors. True to its dedication to this significant journey, the park offers a historical outlook to the people and places that are so essential to this 16th century exploration.
Scenic beauty and a historical glimpse come together in a unique park setting. You can go back to the days between 1821 to 1872 to discover San Diego’s cultural transformation from a Mexican pueblo to an American settlement. There are five original adobe buildings that have been carefully restored to maintain an authentic feel. Plus, you’re welcome to explore the museums, shops and restaurants in this park community. In addition, the Historic Plaza, originally designed as a gathering spot, remains for visitors to enjoy a wide variety of fun and historical activities.
Gaslamp Quarter Downtown
Widely considered the West Coast’s premier entertainment district, Gaslamp Quarter offers an incredible range of fun things to do, both day and night. In its more than 16 blocks, this neighborhood has amazing food options, breathtaking architecture and a nightlife you’ll never forget. Plus, it’s very easy to find this lively community, whether you’re coming via the freeway, trolley or bus lines. So make sure to stop by and enjoy lots of fun in one place!
Point Loma Sportfishing
Like to fish? Then check out Point Loma Sportfishing. It has everything you need for your next offshore fishing adventure. Whether it's a half-day local run or a multi-day trip into Mexican waters, you're always covered. The impressive fleet of sportfishing vessels are all Coast Guard approved with the highest safety standards and highly experienced captains and friendly crews.
All of the fun, inspiration and color you'll ever need can be found in LEGOLAND®! It's where you and your family can experience a great day together that you'll always remember. Experience interactive family rides, live shows, building workshops and other attractions that will always engage you, You'll be amazed at what you can build with these iconic and versatile bricks!
San Diego Safari Park
For amazing adventures, check out the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! This 1,800 acre zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego is one of the largest tourist attractions in the county. Witness exotic animals roaming huge habitats, interact with the kangaroos and discover awe-inspiring life forms that will surprise and delight you.
If you love strolling along the sand, then Mission Beach is the perfect place for you! Enjoy a laid-back neighborhood where you can join surfers, sunbathers and volleyball players. There is also a paved path to explore around Mission Bay and nearby Belmont Park offers a wooden roller coaster built in 1925. While you're in the area, visit SeaWorld San Diego for marine shows and up-close interactions with orcas and dolphins. Then stroll Mission Boulevard to choose among the casual cafes and eateries for a delicious meal.
During your San Diego visit, be sure to stop by La Jolla. It's a charming seaside area known for its gorgeous coastline. Explore trails and sandstone canyons in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Or play a round at the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, which is located atop sea cliffs. La Jolla Cove offers spectacular ocean views and tide pools to observe. Plus, you're welcome to browse among the lovely boutiques and have a scrumptious meal at the waterfront restaurants in La Jolla Village.
Home of the MLB’s San Diego Padres, Petco Park offers great baseball games as well as gorgeous views of the city. With its stunning architecture, the ocean, the sky and other natural attributes combine to make this stadium a memorable experience for every baseball lover. In addition to seeing a great baseball game whenever you enter Petco Park, you’ll enjoy the creative design, cultural diversity and intimate setting of this beautiful venue.
Liberty Station - Point Loma
Liberty Station is a mixed-use development on the site of the former Naval Training Center in the Point Loma community of San Diego, just minutes from the Bay Club Hotel. This charming waterfront location of 361-acre features a host of popular restaurants, nightlife establishments, art galleries, boutiques, residential units, hotels and a park.
The Liberty Station site on a boat channel off of San Diego Bay, is just west of the San Diego Airport.