There are numerous things to do in San Diego for those who would like to spend a day on the water, from enjoying a dinner cruise to surfing, and much more. If you’re looking for an adventure that rewards you with some delicious treats afterward, consider hopping on a boat and setting sail for the Bali Hai.
Located on Shelter Island, the Bali Hai Restaurant has its own private dock where boats can tie up and its captain and other sailors can disembark to relax in a Polynesian themed restaurant. What could be better than spending the first part of the day sailing in the San Diego sun before taking a break at one of the city’s best restaurants. Serving up Polynesian food, the Bali Hai is famous for its potent mai tais which are so strong they’ll only let you order two. The Shelter Island restaurant offers stunning views of the San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline. Its beautiful wooden interior is decorated with tiki statues and maps of the South Pacific that beg you to get out of your seat or barstool and explore. Sailing to the Bali Hai and sipping on a mai tai while enjoying the skyline is one of the most uniquely San Diego things to do when the weather is right.
The Bali Hai has happy hour from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday when you can save on mai tais and appetizers while being serenaded by a ukulele bearing troubadour in the lounge. If you’re looking to go sailing on the weekend you can dock at the Bali Hai and enjoy the Sunday Champagne Brunch for $40 per person and enjoy sweeping views of San Diego while you enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch. If you don’t have a boat, you can always choose to drive to Shelter Island, but it definitely lacks the adventure. In addition to their world famous mai tais, the beloved bar also features a variety of other exotic drinks, from zombies to fog cutters. A dock and dine trip to the Bali Hai is one of the top things to do in San Diego, especially since docking is free for restaurant guests.
Funbassadors can arrange a day sailing on their boat that includes a stop at the iconic Bali Hai fro a mai tai, brunch, or happy hour. Funseekers have the chance to purchase a FunGig that puts them onboard a ship with an in-the-know local, spending the day sailing and exploring.