Mission Bay

Mission Bay Park is West Coast's largest aquatic park covers over 4,600 acres and offers a wide range of recreational activities. The Park includes 27 miles of sparkling ocean beaches.
Mission Bay
Mission Bay - Belmont Park



Swimmers and sun lovers are drawn to the excellent surf conditions and soft sand Mission Bays beaches offer. Mission Bay offers boat docks and launches, sailboat and motor rentals, bike/walk paths, basketball courts, and playgrounds for children. It's one of San Diego's most fun-filled spots to visit. Public restrooms and showers are available and lifeguard stations are located in designated areas.

Nestled in the west end of the beach is a network of channels and islands - a perfect spot for everyone from wind surfers to water skiers. It's your choice to swim, enjoy the sun, rent a boat and explore the thousands of acres of waterways, stay on shore and spend the day picnicking or ride a bike along the paths enjoying the majestic scene. The Park is also home to many rare & endangered species, including the light footed clapper rail.

Mission Bay is also home to SeaWorld opened March 21, 1964 and has hosted more than 100 million guests. The park's land mass is 189.5 acres, including parking and support facilities. Since the early 1960's, SeaWorld has transformed into an internationally known theme park sheltering more than 12,000 marine and aquatic animals. More than half a dozen shows and 20 other other watery attractions including 4-D special movie attraction.


There's no place in the world like SeaWorld San Diego. Where else can you touch and feed dolphins, count the teeth on a shark and come face-to-face with a polar bear? Brave the waves on the Shipwreck Rapids adventure ride. Venture into the tail-chasing, ruckus-raising world of your pet in SeaWorld's new show Pets Rule! And just try to stay dry when the world famous Shamu comes a-splashing! During the summer you can experience the thrills of Cirque de la Mer by day and the magical Mystique de la Mer by night. Mystique de la Mer brings you amazing physical feats, mystical characters, inspiring live music, new shows and a dramatic firework show. SeaWorld San Diego - it doesn't get any closer than this.

SeaWorld has something to offer to everyone and no trip to San Diego would be complete without seeing the city's biggest star - Shamu. SeaWorld opens daily at 10:00 AM. Closing hours vary. Regular ticket price is $44.95 for adults ($48.95 for two day ticket) and $35.95 for children ages 3 through 9 ($39.95 for two day ticket), but you can buy SeaWorld tickets online directly through our website at our exclusive discounted rate.

Pacific Beach (PB) and Mission Beach is about as close as San Diego gets to Miami's gaudy South Beach. Perfect white sand beaches, endless summer weather, surfboards, string bikinis, restaurants and night clubs action never seems to stop around here. You can enjoy the walk on the famous Bayside Walk. South Mission Beach consists of two-miles stretch of sandy beach, which is probably the liveliest spot in San Diego during the summer.

Along the Board Walk, you'll see eclectic beach homes, luxury condominiums and cozy apartments. If you dreamed about staying at the beachfront property you are in luck. We have the longest list of fully furnished and fully equipped Mission Beach vacation rentals properties available at great rates. Most of our properties have balconies and patios with barbeques and direct beach access. Also some of the San Diego's best hotels and resorts (Bahia Hotel, Catamaran Resort, Hyatt Islandia, Hilton Resort) and many others are located at the Mission Bay area. For complete list use the "Hotels" link below.

Belmont Park
Giant Dipper Roller Coaster
Belmont Park. The once-abandoned amusement park between the bay and Mission Beach Board Walk is now a shopping, dining and recreation mecca. The parks offers a mix bag of fun-thrill rides, arcade games and carnie foods. Twinkling lights outline the park's centerpiece 1925 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster. Derelict and dangerous 2,600 foot caster was scheduled for demolition in the 1980s when a group of locals citizens convened a "Save the Coaster" committee. They assumed ownership of the ride and succeeded in having it declare as a national historic landmark. The San Diego Coaster Company then renovated the Giant Dipper and now runs the roller coaster itself.

Hotels Mission Bay

Address: 2575 Clairemont Dr., San Diego CA, 92109 Check Rates
Hotel Chain: Best Western
The Best Western Mission Bay Inn is within walking distance to the enchanting deep blue waters of Mission Bay and a moment's drive to either Pacific Beach or La Jolla--where you can relax on beautiful sandy beaches, enjoy an invigorating sail or Jet Ski, or just view a spectacular sunset. More info
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Mission Bay Best Western Mission Bay - SeaWorld Area $$ Rating
Red Line Address: 4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego CA, 92109 Check Rates
Hotel Chain: Days Inn
Days Inn Mission Bay/Sea World, a SeaWorld Prefferred Hotel, is the smart choice for today's business traveler and vacationing families on the go. Our property features 117 newly renovated guestrooms. You'll enjoy our spacious accommodations, generous amenities and courteous staff. Complimentary Continental Breakfast Daily, Guest Laundry, Free Parking, and Heated Outdoor Childrens Pool and Sundeck. More info
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Mission Bay Days Inn Mission Bay / Sea World $$ Rating
Red Line Address: 2211 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego CA, 92109 Check Rates
Hotel Chain: Independent
Campland on the Bay is the ideal resort RV park for your next family vacation, long winter stay, or club adventure. Located on Mission Bay, with it's own luxurious beach, Campland is right across the water from Sea World, and within minutes from all of San Diego's area attractions. More info
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Mission Bay Campland RV Park $ Rating
Red Line Address: 2727 De Anza Road, San Diego CA, 92109 Check Rates
Hotel Chain: Independent
NOW OPEN! We welcome you to come see what the newly renovated Mission Bay RV Resort has to offer! If you seek a quiet, clean, secure environment with breathtaking location, Mission Bay RV Resort is for you. Enjoy water views, beach, 4,600-acre Mission Bay RV Resort, and a night-lit golf course. 260 RV sites (up to 78 ft), 50 amp service, free wireless internet connection and satellite cable, beach, launch ramp, fishing, biking, hot showers and laundry, 24/7 security patrol. More info
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Mission Bay Mission Bay RV Resort $ Rating
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Restaurants Mission Bay

Address: 1710 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego CA , 92109 Make Reservation
Firefly Restaurant and Bar
If you’re in the Mission Bay area, be sure you visit The Firefly Restaurant and Bar located inside The Dana Hotel. Facing the bay, Firefly has fantastic views, creating a dining experience that will impact your senses in a major way. As one of San Diego’s premier dining spots, Firefly offers a contemporary atmosphere imbued with the kind of ambiance that is just right for a romantic dinner for two. If you’re looking for a quick meal, the happy hour menu offers great specials. Chef Eric Manuel is a native to San Diego, and his dishes are created with fresh, seasonal ingredients and prepared with great attention to detail, making the end result a meal to truly relish in. More ...
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Pacific/Mission Beach California $$ Good Excellent Ratings
Red Line Address: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego CA, 92109 Make Reservation
The Atoll
With tropical décor and stunning views of Mission Bay, The Atoll at the Catamaran Resort Hotel is a vacation for the senses. This esteemed restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch with California coastal cuisine from renowned Executive Chef Steven Riemer. Entrees feature an array of vegetarian entrees, poultry, steaks, and chops, like the Herb Crusted Baja Halibut, Roast Duck Breast, Filet Mignon with Red Wine and Gorgonzola Butter, and much more. Take a seat on the enchanting outdoor patio with uninterrupted views of the passing boats. For prime cuisine with first-rate service in the Mission Bay area, journey towards the beautiful Koi pond and colorful parrots at the entrance of The Atoll. More ...
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Pacific/Mission Beach American $$ Excellent Excellent Ratings
Red Line Address: 960 Turquoise Street, San Diego CA, 92109 Make Reservation
The French Gourmet
Known and loved by many as a charming restaurant and bakery, The French Gourmet also boasts impressive credentials as a full-service catering business. This San Diego favorite has been conjuring up decadent and flavorful delicacies from scratch in its kitchen, and then serving them to loyal patrons inside and out of the dining room since 1979. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner become casual yet decadent holidays at The French Gourmet, where fresh pastries, classic hors d’oeuvres, and house-made specialties mingle with award-winning wines. Set in an intimate space bathed in natural light during the day and a romantic glow in the evening, guests feel quite at home indulging on rustic French staples and truly innovative treats. It seems only natural then that The French Gourmet would be chosen so often to cater memorable events and unique moments. More ...
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Pacific/Mission Beach French $$$ Good Good Ratings
Red Line Address: 1269 Garnet Avenue, San Diego CA , 92109 Make Reservation
SD TapRoom
SD Tap Room sits on Garnet Avenue amongst an array of restaurants, bars and shops in the heart of Pacific Beach. SD Tap Room is well known for its wide selection of beers from local breweries including Stone, Lost Abbey, Green Flash and Karl Strauss. Offering the perfect solution to cleanse the palate between beers, munch on Beer Soakers-- fresh pizza dough topped with parmesan, oregano, fresh mozzarella and garlic served with marinara or ranch. With so much beer to choose from, any beer enthusiast will be content to sample Tap Room's satisfying brews. More ...
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Pacific/Mission Beach American $ Good Good Ratings
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