This past weekend, my husband and I had our FIRST 24 hour getaway from our kids in almost five years. I know, some of you may be shaking your head in disbelief, but it’s true. Of course, they’ve stayed at my parent’s house overnight. However, they live 2 miles away so it’s not as exhilarating when they’re away.
So we decided it was time for a staycation.
Something that was a little out of our normal routine, but also far enough that made it more exciting. Thus, Paradise Point Resort in San Diego. The name perfectly describes what this resort offers. It’s a little piece of paradise in San Diego. Even as you drive into the resort, you feel like you’re going on a mini tropical vacation. The resort is a secluded escape in San Diego which prevents you from needing to leave the resort. They literally have everything you’d ever need.
From the resort amenities to the room amenities to the resort itself, you name it, they got it!
There are 5 restaurants on-site (including a coffee bar), 5 pools, spa, fitness center, bike rentals, on-site market/gift shop, putting green, tennis & basketball courses, observation tower (which overlooks the entire resort and the city of Mission Bay), and the marina (which includes all sorts of boat rentals). Like I said, they have everything.
We were lucky enough to stay in a Bungalow Suite along the water and I have to say, it didn’t disappoint. We had front door access to the Paradise Cove which meant we woke up looking at the water and watching the sunrise and sunset. There are even bonfire pits scattered around the property that are available for guest use. And the gift shop sells s’more packs which makes life so much easier.
If I’m perfectly honest, one of my favorite things about San Diego is that so much of the city revolves around a body of water.
The highlight of Paradise Point for me was having access to the marina within walking distance. We’re talking paddle boarding, kayaks, paddle boats, duffy boats, pontoons, sail boats and even jet skis. And if you don’t want to partake in that, you can just sight see along the marina like we did. It’s absolutely gorgeous and there are restaurants along the marina to take in the view.
I mentioned there are restaurants along the marina and we actually dined at Tidal, which offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant is very laid-back and feels very Californian. The menu incorporates seafood and seasonal ingredients like it’s their job. One thing I truly appreciate is when a restaurant understands the importance of local and seasonal ingredients and Tidal respects this philosophy by continually changing their menu.
Here’s the caveat, if you choose to leave the Paradise Point, you’re right in the hub of San Diego and there is so much to do.
But that’s if you wanted to. Honestly, we didn’t leave the resort because we didn’t need to. We didn’t even have enough time to do everything because they have so much to do which is a good thing if you ask me because I’m already planning our next visit which includes bringing the whole family. Whether you’re going in the warmer months or cooler months, this resort has it all and you’ll be delighted.