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Featured Mission Beach Hotels, Resorts & Motels
There are plenty of fantastic places to stay in Mission Beach San Diego with rooms that range from your basic motel style to luxury resort accommodations. Many of the beach hotels, like the Surfer Beach Hotel, cater to those looking for a great deal and a great beach vacation experience. Mission Beach is a skinny strip of land so everyone is close to the beach, restaurants, and shopping.
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Need help finding a hotel or place to stay in Mission Beach? Save 30% to 70% on Retail Hotel Room Rates! Call our local 24 hour Mission Beach hotel reservation center at 800.679.7707 to speak to a local San Diego expert and be sure to ask about our Hotel Pricing and Booking Guarantee. Or book your Mission Beach area hotel online below.
Featured Mission Beach Hotels, Resorts & Motels
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Mission Beach Area Attractions & Things to Do
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With so many things to do in Mission Beach SD, we recommend checking out the comprehensive master list of the best attractions in San Diego. Throw on your swimsuit and enjoy all that this beautiful beach has to offer! Don't forget to book great San Diego hotels in the Mission Beach area to be as close as possible to the most exciting attractions for your next vacation.
SeaWorld San Diego is perhaps the most famous tourist attraction in Mission Beach. Watch as the star of SeaWorld, orca whale Shamu, steals the show with his amazing flips and tricks. Featuring more than 200 acres of shows, amusement rides, animals and more, this family friendly SD attraction is a great way to spend an afternoon on your vacation in California!
To experience animals from both sea and land, visit the famous San Diego Zoo in Mission Beach. Featuring exotic animals from around the globe - including pandas from China, giraffes from Africa and polar bears from Alaska - the San Diego Zoo is one of the top-rated zoos in the world. However, if you're hoping to see exotic animals in a slightly more natural state, enjoy a ride through the popular Safari Park at the San Diego Zoo. This Wild Animal Park SD offers both day and overnight trips, and is a great way to introduce your children to the wild - from a safe distance, of course.
For an affordable carnival experience you and your children are sure to love, visit Belmont Park in Mission Beach. Located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Belmont Amusement Park SD is home to the famous Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, and also features a number of other rides, games, food and more - all set amongst the backdrop of beautiful Mission Beach.
Vacationers in San Diego can travel just outside of Mission Beach CA to get a more historical sense of this beautiful city. Enjoy a ride on the Old Trown Trolley and discover nearby CA attractions like Coronado and Balboa Park. For adventurous tourists in California looking for some exercise and excitement, we recommend the Seven Caves Kayak Tour La Jolla. This two-hour tour of La Jolla's most beautiful sea cliffs and caves also offers up-close views of San Diego's exclusive wildlife scene - including sea lions, leopard sharks, and dolphins!
With so many things to do in Mission Beach SD, we recommend checking out the comprehensive master list of the best attractions in San Diego. Throw on your swimsuit and enjoy all that this beautiful beach has to offer!
Points of Interest in San Diego
Belmont Park is located at 3146 Mission Blvd. in the heart of Mission Beach, just 1 mile from Sea World. The park offers free admission and free parking and offers many activities for adults and children alike.
Mission Bay Park & Beach
Mission Bay Park features open areas for picnics and hanging out in the sun. The Bay includes two islands, Fiesta Island and Vacation Island, permits are available for water skiing and special events.
University of San Diego
The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic University. The university was accredited in 1956 and was constructed in a beautiful 16th century Spanish Renaissance architectural style.
Old Town San Diego State Park
Old Town San Diego commemorates the early days of San Diego and features many historic buildings from the period of 1820 to 1870.
Point Loma Nazerene University
Founded in 1902, Point Loma Nazarene University is located in a seaside community of San Diego on a hilly peninsula. The university is situated in between San Diego Bay and Old Town San Diego. Point Loma is also home to military installations and the old Point Loma Lighthouse.
San Diego International Airport - SAN
San Diego Airport is one of the most uniquely situated airports in the US. It is located near the bustling downtown San Diego business district on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. The airport has recently been redeveloping the site with green architecture and art from locals and
Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
Located on Shelter Island Drive, Humphrey's is a great place to catch an outdoor concert in the great San Diego weather. This year's concerts feature Yanni, James Blunt & Chris Cornell.
San Diego Concourse and Civic Theater
Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego the civic theater features shows such as Riverdance, Carmen and Mamma Mia. Event parking is available at the Evan V. Jones Concourse Parkade, located between 1st and 2nd avenue and A & B streets.
On Broadway Event Center
One of San Diego's premiere nightclubs, On Broadway offers bottle service, and can be reserved for bachelor parties and birthday parties. Entertainment ranges from live comedy and music to DJs and burlesque.
Horton Plaza is an outdoor mall located in the heart of Downtown near the historic Gaslamp district. The mall includes a full movie theater and many small specialty shops and eateries.
Balboa Park Golf Course
The Balboa Park Golf Course facilities include an 18 hole and 9 hole executive golf course, driving range, practice putting greens and a half way house. Group and individual lessons are available.
Hot Picks in Mission Beach
The Bahia Hotel
located in the heart of Mission Beach this hotel is located right on Mission Bay and 1 block from the beach, Belmont Park & The Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. With hotel rooms starting at just $99.00 per night this is one great place to stay in Mission Beach. Click here to reserve online or call 1-800-679-7707 and reserve by phone.
The Surfer Hotel Pacific Beach
Check out one of the most popular and cost effective hotels to stay at right on the beach along the Mission Beach and Pacific Beach border. With rooms starting at around $129.00 per night this is a great place to stay! The Surfer Hotel Pacific Beach click here or call 1-800-679-7707< and book by phone.
The Pacific Shores Inn - Pacific Beach
This hotel is just one block from the ocean and has hotel rooms starting at $65.00 per night! Click here to get more information or to book a hotel room online or call 1-800-679-7707.
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Mission Beach Real Estate - Homes Townhomes, Condos & Real Estate For Sale
If you need a real estate agent in the Mission Beach area call Julianne Ritenour @ (619) 819-1504. She can help you with buying or selling or arrange a free home appraisal Looking for a new home, townhome or condo in Pacific Beach? Contact Mission Beach real estate expert Dave Van Waldick for everything you need when buying or selling real estate, including helping you rent out your second home as a vacation rentals.
If you have thought about buying a second home as an investment property or vacation rental Andrew can help you every step of the way! Contact Mission Beach area real estate broker Dave Van Waldick for any questions regarding buying or selling your next home or investment property in Pacific Beach, Crown Point, La Jolla or Mission Beach San Diego.
Mission Beach Restaurants & Places to Eat in Mission Beach
Wave House North Shore
Breakfast & Lunch on the Boardwalk in Mission Beach Looking for a great new place for breakfast or lunch in Mission Beach? Check out North Shore Restaurant on the boardwalk in Mission Beach. North Shore offers a host of great breakfast and lunch menu items including great pancakes, veggie burgers, fish and chips and great acia smoothies. This place is right next to the main Mission Beach lifeguard tower and The Wave House wave machine. Open from 7:00AM until 3:00PM
Great Vegan Food Delivered to your Door in Mission Beach or Pacific Beach - Ivory Thai Cuisine This place has great food... 858-272-0930 859 Hornblend Street Pacific Beach
Pizza & Sandwich Delivery Call one of Mission Beaches favorite pizza and delivery places for hot food delivered fast! Call 858-488-4010 and order now!
The Wave House in Mission Beach
3125 Oceanfront Walk Mission Beach - A Great Sunday brunch and a place for lunch. Make sure you check this place out and bring the kids for great food, ocean views & a 10 foot wave machine or get ready to party Sunday afternoons with music and entertainment.
Jordan "JRDN" Restaurant & The Tower23 Lounge
723 Felspar Street "on the boardwalk" Pacific Beach. This is a bit more of an upscale place with great ocean views and a perfect place for lunch, dinner or happy hour. For more Mission Beach area restaurants and places to eat click "Mission Beach Restaurant List"
Mission Beach California! People & Places
Mission Bay | Mission Beach
The Bridge Leading into Mission Beach. View from The Hyatt Regency Islandia on Mission Bay After traveling through out all of Southern California there is no question that Mission Beach is "THE BEST BEACH" in Southern California and possibly the planet.
There are a host of reasons including the massive amount of park space surrounding the beach, the thousands of acres of water and recreation space on Mission Bay, a great amusement park called "Belmont Park" with the second oldest roller coaster called "The Giant Dipper" still getting screams from kids after 80+ years of service.
Mission Beach is a special place and a one of a kind location with the bay and the ocean creating over 8 miles of beachfront & park space. Come check out some of the best shots we have assembled for the Mission Beach area below and see for yourself why this is San Diego's premiere beach destination.
Hamel's Surf Shop in Mission Beach 708 Ventura Place Mission Beach San Diego 92109
This place is perhaps the most famous surf shop in San Diego being over 25 years old and being located right on the boardwalk in Mission Beach Come check out this super cool surf and skate shop for bike rentals, surf board rentals, roller blades, boogie boards & more and see what makes it so popular!
The Sandman of Mission Beach
For the last couple of years this man has been creating sand drawings all over the sidewalks and parking lots of Mission Beach. Come to Mission Beach and meet Albert "The Mission Beach Sandman" and see some of his latest creations.
A Day in Mission Beach with "Ken" or
aka "The Flash" "Ken" aka "The Flash" has been crusing down the boardwalk of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach for over 20 years wearing "styling" roller blade ourfits to match local events. Over the past 5 years we have caught some great shots of Kens outfits. Check out Mission Beaches own "One of a kind" attraction that makes the beaches of Venice in L.A. jealous!
A Day in Mission Beach with
"The One and Only "KEN" the rollerblader!
2008 Over The Line Photos from Fiesta Island
The 2008 Over The Line Tournament provided plenty of fun for over 1,200 teams and over 50,000 visitors that went out for 2 consecutive weekends to play for their 55th year and raise money for local area charities. Come take a walk around and see some of the fun!
A day at Belmont Park Mission Beach and Mission Bay with Elisa and Courtney Looking for San Diego and Southern California's most scenic beach location? Look no further since Mission Beach and Mission Bay combine for over 4,000 acres of beach, green grass and palm trees. Come spend a day at Mission Beach with Mission Beach Girl.com models Elisa and Courtney.
The Wave House Bar, Grill & Wave Machine Hit Mission Beach!
Check out the unveiling of the new Brutimus Maximus man made wave machine and check out pro surfers doing radical manuevers while hanging out at one of the coolest bars in San Diego. Come with us as we "drop in" on the new Mission Beach Wave House! The Wavehouse 3127 Ocean Front Walk Mission Beach
A Trip to Black's Beach in La Jolla
Come with us as we check out the awesome views and cliffs at San Diego's Glider Port & only "clothing optional" or nude beach. Black's Beach - San Diego's most famous nude beach.
2008 Imperial Beach
Sand Castle Competition Photos Over 300,000 people come to Imperial Beach for the largest sand castle competition in the United State. 2008 Imperial Beach Sand Castle
Visit the Pelicans and Seals in La Jolla
La Jolla Cove is home to a large population of California pelicans who make their home along the coastal rocks and cliffs of the La Jolla shoreline. Not only is this area recognized for its scenic coastal views but also for the large amount of harbor seals and pelicans that inhabit the area. Come with us as we spend an afternoon visiting the pelicans at La Jolla Cove. Pelicans and harbor seals at La Jolla Cove
A Day in Mission Beach with Women's AVP Pro Beach
Volleyball Pro Jenn Boss and a 1953 Packard (image right)
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Pacific Beach Sandblasters
Sandcastle Competition Photos
The 2007 Sandblasters Sandcastle Contest took place in Pacific Beach San Diego showcasing some of the BEST sand sculptors in the country. Come with us and check out this 3rd annual sandcastle contest which is sponsored and aired on The Travel Channel in spring of 2008!
Photos from The Corvette Car Show in Mission Beach This annual show showcases the best in an American Classic and raises money for The Make a Wish Foundation
A 1958 Edsel in Mission Beach Even though the Edsel brand only last 2 years, they sure provides some real classic cars to look at today.
1949 Cadillac in Mission Beach The Cadillac is a Sedanette Series 62 and one of the best Cadillacs ever made.
2008 Surf Dog Surf a Thon Photos and Video
Check out the action from The Helen Woodward Animal Shelters 3rd Annual Dog Surfing Tournament featuring Bridget Marquardt from "Girls Next Door" as guest doggie fashion judge and over 50 surfing canines.
Mission Beach CA is a community on a stretch of sandbar along the Pacific Ocean to the west and Mission Bay to the east in San Diego. The main artery through Mission Beach is Mission Boulevard, which is divided into South Mission, a peninsula, and North Mission.
Mission Beach spans nearly two miles of ocean, with a boardwalk on both the ocean and bay side, between Mission Bay to the east and Pacific Beach to the north. The boardwalk has been expanded and separated by a yellow line for foot traffic on one side and wheels (roller blades, bicycles and skateboards) on the other. At the south end of the beach a jetty, with grass, parking and a walk, extends into the ocean.
Many of the original residential structures in Mission Beach were built in the 1930s and '40s as summer cottages. Because of problems to work out with developing on sand, Mission Beach developed later than the neighboring communities of Ocean Beach to the south and Pacific Beach to the north. In 1914, encouraged by land sales in those next-door communities and a new wooden bridge linking Mission Beach with Ocean Beach, John D. Spreckels offered small lots for sale. As a result, Mission Beach is the most densely developed residential community in San Diego with a land use designation across the majority of its land area of 36 dwelling units per acre. It also has the smallest lots in the city, ranging from 1,250 to 2,400 square feet. Few have been consolidated to form larger lots. Many of the structures within the community have been redeveloped into two-story homes.
Attractions near Mission Beach include SeaWorld and historic Belmont Park, in South Mission Beach, which features the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. Other amusement park rides include the FlowRider, Chaos, Vertical Plunge, Krazy Kars, Tilt-a-Whirl, Liberty Carousel, Crazy Submarine, and The Trampoline.
The Mission Beach Plunge opened in May of 1925 as the centerpiece of Belmont Park, which was built by John D. Spreckels to stimulate real estate sales and to promote his electric railway. The 60-foot-by-175-foot swimming pool, was at the time the largest salt-water pool in the world, holding 400,000 gallons. The plunge building, encapsulating The Plunge, which was featured in the Tom Cruise film Top Gun, was styled after the Spanish Renaissance architecture that also were erected in San Diego's Balboa Park between 1915 and 1916. It originally opened as the “Natatorium.”
The Mission Beach Plunge is the only remaining structure left from the original Belmont Park structures, which were razed in the late 1980s. Celebrities who once swam in the pool include Esther Williams and Johnny Weissmuller. The roof of the pool rolled open to make it both an inside and outdoor pool.