Can you say ”awesome California coastal scenic eye candy and the ultimate staycation destination for kids” quickly ten times? Don’t bother, but do read on! Our Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina San Diego resort stay near SeaWorld this summer was just what the doctor ordered. I had been there once with family and one other time for work at the screening of the last Oprah show event, but my trips were rushed and not so focused on relaxing. Not the case this time!
The first day we played and dined poolside. The kids enjoyed the pools and jacuzzi. I enjoyed my Mojito! In between pool hopping and water slide adventures, the kids took a break and were escorted to the grassy area with other children guests for an old-fashioned water balloon toss contest.
The staff offered daily recreational activities for the kids centered around the pool, such as water slide contests and watermelon eating contests.
Along with Pan-Latino cuisine and a multitude of tropical drinks, Swim Lounge offers reasonably-priced food that did the trick. Their salads, burgers, fries and chicken wings were perfect…and did I mention the Mojitos? Thought so! Swim offers both indoor and heated outdoor patio seating with a fire pit to warm up chilly coastal nights and serves food both indoors, outdoors and poolside.
I am not sure which was more enjoyable: the incredible ocean view, the poolside ambiance,or hanging in the jacuzzi and multiple water slides. We do live in San Diego, but to take the kids and get away for a couple days with no to-do lists or office duties to deal was a relaxing reprize from our busy summer schedule.
Next time we stay there I intend dine at their Red Marlin Restaurant & Terrace. I wouldn’t mind a treatment at the Blue Marble Spa, as well, but this time I was more absorbed with the kids’ pool and swimming activities - ”Watch this one, Mom!” I just LOVE that place, and the location could not be better for a family-friendly destination for visitors and residents, alike.
Our culminating activity (day two) was to cross the bridge and have lunch at Belmont Park (click for deals), just minutes away, and treat the kids to a ride on the Giant Dipper! That place always puts a smile on our faces!
View the Hyatt Destinations San Diego city guide for insider information on local culture, restaurants, shopping, events and more.SDBM Savings Tips:
1. When you stay at a participating Hyatt now through December 30, 2012 you will receive: the 3rd night free if you stay for 2 nights, free daily breakfast for 2 and a 2 p.m. late checkout. Simply request offer code FRTIME when you book your reservation and stay a minimum of 3 nights.
2. Save some money and take a stroll down the marina and grab some fresh baked bagels, coffee cakes and muffins at Einstein Bros. Bagels. The provide both indoor and outdoor seating on the boardwalk. They serve a variety of lattes, blended mochas, espresso, coffee, specialty teas, ice-cream, pastries, sandwiches and salads.
3. Take advantage of their small refrigerators. One thing that you can always take along that saves money during hotel stays is drinks! I took milk, juice, wine, fruit and sandwich fixings. Most fit in the fridge, but my small cooler came in handy too!
Disclaimer: SDBM was granted a free stay for four, free parking for two, and four tickets to SeaWorld (yet to be used). Opinions are my own.
Category: Kids & Family