A tropical and nautical atmosphere prevails on Shelter Island where resort hotels, popular restaurants, public art, and recreational offerings welcome sailors and landlubbers throughout the year.
Located within minutes of downtown, historic Liberty Station and picturesque Point Loma, the bayside Shelter Island offers a variety of popular hotels and resorts, renowned restaurants, water activities galore, and more.
The charming waterfront Bay Club Hotel & Marina offers 105 guestrooms with lovely bay or marina views. Guests can enjoy a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, exercise room, and the Quarterdeck Restaurant with patio dining, pool bar and panoramic water views.
Enjoy nearly six acres of lush, tropical landscaping, two heated pools and spas, a private yacht marina, and the waterfront Blue Wave Bar & Grill. Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina's 227 beautifully appointed guest rooms, suites and waterfront villas come with complimentary wifi.
This tropical retreat is a hidden oasis for guests seeking comfort, hospitality and charm. A local favorite for dining and entertainment, Humphrey's Half Moon Inn’s is known for its summer Concerts by the Bay showcasing some of the top names in entertainment performing on an intimate outdoor venue along the water.
The full-service resort boasts spectacular views, manicured landscaping, an adjacent marina, and its very own private beach. Kona Kai Resort & Spa guests can enjoy well-appointed guestrooms, a health club, marina-view swimming pool, and fresh coastal cuisine at Vessel Restaurant and Bar.
This tiki-inspired local landmark features Polynesian cuisine, famous Mai Tais, authentic tiki décor from the South Pacific, and spectacular views of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline.
Incredible marina views and delicious California coastal cuisine are on the menu at this casual, fine dining Blue Wave Bar & Grill that is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Open daily except Mondays, this unassuming tap house on the water features many local beers along with house-made sausages, gourmet hot dogs, a fun weekend brunch menu and pier-front views of the bay.
Delicious food, craft beers and flavorful wines and cocktails are complemented by sweeping bay views at The Quarterdeck Restaurant & Bar. Guests enjoy weekday Happy Hour, Taco Tuesday and Wine Wednesday specials.
A resort experience awaits with fresh California coastal cuisine, outdoor seating and 360-degree bar at its center providing panoramic marina views at the Vessel Restaurant and Bar.
Art lovers can immerse themselves in Shelter Island's seven beautiful public artworks including the Yokohama Friendship Bell, Tunaman's Memorial, Pacific Portal and Pacific Spirit sculptures. The Yokohama Friendship Bell is a large bronze bell housed in a pagoda structure that was a gift from the city of Yokohama, Japan in 1958 to commemorate the sister city relationship between San Diego and Yokohama.
The mile-long waterfront park features a bayside promenade, fishing pier and boat ramp along with picnic areas, public art and pathways for strolling, biking and skating.
Thrills abound when touring San Diego Bay aboard the Stars & Stripes USA-11, the racing yacht used by local Team Dennis Conner during the 1988 America's Cup in San Diego. America's Cup Sailing San Diego's Stars & Stripes is one of the largest and fastest sailing vessels in the world.
A once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience can be had aboard the 139-foot sailing yacht, the Yacht America. At Next Level Sailing, guests experience the thrill of hands-on sailing aboard real International America’s Cup Class racing yachts.
Adjacent to America's Cup Harbor, it is no surprise Shelter Island is home to numerous sailing opportunities. J/World Performance Sailing School and San Diego Sailing Academy offer sailing programs designed for mariners of all skill levels.
During April through October, the popular Humphreys Concerts by the Bay presents over 50 performances under the stars by world-renowned artists from classic rock to comedy to alternative to jazz. The intimate outdoor venue is surrounded by San Diego Bay and the twinkling lights of Point Loma.
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