Our Signature Touchpoints invite you to discover the many ways you can immerse yourself in our destination. As our guest, you’ll experience these authentic experiences —Destination Suitcase, Destination Discovery, and Destination Taste—to help you create and truly enjoy a memorable experience that is as unique as our location.

Destination Suitcase

Plan, pack and experience. From on-property activities, local culture and information, to tips on ways to explore the area, we want to immerse you in everything that our location offers. With Destination Suitcase, be inspired to explore our unique destination with a virtual suitcase of recommended items to help lead you on a path to individual discovery.

Matches

Matches

Even after the sun goes down, locals continue to flock to the beaches, but not to go in the water - to sit around beach bonfires and socialize. Do as the locals do and take part in one of these fireside gatherings that have become a communal ritual for San Diegans..

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Binoculars

Binoculars

After visiting the world-famous San Diego Zoo, expand your horizons through a different set of eyes. Through whale-watching out on the Pacific, Mission Bay birdwatching, and interacting with ducks and sharks on property, it's time to meet the “real” locals.

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Passport

Passport

Hop aboard the Old Town Trolley, take a day trip to Mexico or dine at Tropics Cantina for a small taste of San Diego's Spanish heritage, which influences the local lifestyle, cuisine, architecture, and arts and culture.

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Rain Poncho

Rain Poncho

Caution: Splash Zone! With Paradise Point’s seasonal SeaWorld water taxi, get the VIP experience of cutting parking and ticket lines to enter the park through a special back entrance.

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Beer Growler

Beer Growler

As the “capital of craft”, San Diego’s culinary scene revolves around craft beer. If you can’t get out to visit the city’s 100+ breweries, drink like a local at Barefoot Bar & Grill.

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Life Vest

Life Vest

For fun at Paradise Point, just add water! Between a full-service marina, five pools, the Surf Academy, and proximity to San Diego’s beaches, the property is overflowing with aquatic activities that embody San Diego’s water-centric mindset.

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Destination Discovery

Explore, immerse and discover. With Destination Discovery, you’ll experience our unique destination from a local’s perspective. Whether you have an hour, an afternoon, or a day, Destination Discovery will provide you with insider recommendations for authentically-inspired local experiences, no matter how much or how little time you have available. Discover our Destination!

Run

Run

5 MILES: Exit the property and turn left on Ingraham Street. After crossing the bridge, turn left on Riviera Drive and head down the stairs to the Bayside Walk. Turn right to follow this waterfront path west for about 2.75 miles before meeting up with West Mission Bay Drive. Head east on Mission Bay Drive up and over the bridge, check out the great view of Paradise Point’s island, and turn right on Dana Landing Road. Follow this street until it meets Ingraham Street, turn left to go over the bridge, and arrive back at the resort’s entry.

12.25 MILES: Follow the above route, but instead of turning left from Dana Landing Road to Ingraham Street, cross Ingraham and continue along Perez Cove Way. The separate pedestrian and bike path will lead you past SeaWorld for 2 miles to East Mission Bay Drive. Turn left and continue to follow the bike path for another 2.75 miles. At the end of the path, turn right on De Anza Road and then left on North Mission Bay Drive. Cross the Rose Creek bridge, after which the path turns into Pacific Beach Drive. After .3 miles, turn left on Crown Point Drive and continue for another .3 miles. Follow the sign for Crown Point Shores and continue through the park along the Bayside Walk. Right before the path goes under the Ingraham Street bridge, take the stairs up to street level, turn left on Ingraham Street and cross the bridge leading to the resort’s entry.

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Paddle

Paddle

The best way to explore Mission Bay’s 4200 acres? Out on the water! Grab a stand-up paddleboard or kayak from the marina and complete the 2-mile loop around the island. To avoid fighting the current, start by heading south. After turning east and going under the Ingraham Bridge, a behind-the-scenes look at SeaWorld’s cirque stadium will come into view. Look over your shoulder as you continue to paddle (north now) between Paradise Point’s island and Fiesta Island for a view of downtown San Diego. Head under the bridge again and take a pit stop in Paradise Cove or outside your bayside room, or power through the last .5 miles back to the marina. Back on land, toast to completing your expedition with drinks at the legendary Barefoot Bar & Grill.

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Surf

Surf

All less than two miles from Paradise Point, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, and Ocean Beach offer gentle surf ideal for learning through the Paradise Surf Academy. More seasoned surfers seeking coveted local breaks will enjoy spots like Windansea, which is one of San Diego’s most consistent due to the area’s steep ocean floor. The stunning red-rock shoreline of Sunset Cliffs offers up great conditions throughout the varying swell directions and tidal conditions. West-facing Scripps and Black’s (San Diego’s only clothing-optional beach) are surfable year-round thanks to the nearby submarine canyon, but wintertime is when they unleash incredibly fast and forceful peaks. When visiting any of these surf spots, remember to be respectful of fellow surfers!

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Drive

Drive

Jump start your day with a stop at Bird Rock Coffee, an award-winning micro roaster located at the south end of La Jolla that only uses free-trade beans. For some time on the sand, continue up the coast to Marine Street or Windansea. These beaches are smaller yet just as scenic and more secluded than other nearby spots. Hungry? Head back south to Pacific Beach and grab a burrito from Taco Surf before going to Kate Sessions Park for lunch with a view. Cut through Ocean Beach to the red rock bluffs of Sunset Cliffs, where the surfing and – you guessed it – sunsets are equally epic. On your way back to Paradise Point, make a pit stop at Pizza Port or OB Noodle House for great local beers in a low-key setting.

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Destination Taste

Authentic, simple and delicious. Destination Taste is our way of welcoming you upon your arrival with an invitation to savor a “bite” of our local cuisine. This small treat provides the perfect tasty introduction to the unique cuisine, famous dishes and culinary delights in our destination.

El Camino Real Bell Cookies

El Camino Real Bell Cookies

In 1906, custom-made bells were installed along the California’s 700-mile El Camino Real to commemorate its status as the state’s first roadway, taken by the Spanish priests establishing the California missions in the 1700’s. Fast forward 100 years, and Paradise Point is home to the largest collection of original El Camino Real bells in the U.S. At one point, more than 20 were located across our 44 acres but now, only 8 are in condition suitable for display. Stroll the grounds with a keen eye and you just might find them all!

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