Mission Bay San Diego
Mission Bay has more than 4,000 acres of
bay, bike paths, and parks to play in and on. First named “False
Bay” by explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542, Mission
Bay supports all types of boating activities and has boat docks
and launches. Other water sports include sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing,
jet skiing, rowing, and swimming.
Rent a sailboat and cruise the bay or bicycle
around the bay on the bike paths that wind for miles. Picnickers
and sunbathers will revel in the endless supply of green grassy
knolls at Mission Bay. The sports-minded can enjoy basketball, volleyball,
and over-the-line games. If you’re bringing kids to the bay,
take them to the playground at Tecolote Shores (1500 East Mission
Bay Drive), which was designed to accommodate physically challenged
children. Also see Mission Bay’s plant and animal life at
the nature reserve near Crown Point to the north.
Mission Bay has picnic shelters, barbecues,
public restrooms, and showers. Lifeguards are seasonal and usually
watch Mission Bay between spring and November. There’s lots
of free parking at Mission Bay. Most lots are near the swimming
beaches. But, beware, lots fill quickly during the summer. It’s
best to come early.
From the north or south, take I-5 to the
East Mission Bay Drive, Grand Avenue, Clairemont Drive, or Sea World
Mission Bay Insider
If you like
to bike, Mission Bay offers some of the best riding in San Diego.
There are miles of paved bike paths, which are easily accessible
from the many parking lots circling the bay.
If you want to rent a surfboard, bicycle, or other gear at Mission
Bay, we highly recommend Cheap Rentals at 3685 Mission Boulevard.
They offer the most competitive rental prices around without sacrificing
Families with toddlers enjoy the calm, protected waters of Mission
Bay. Children can splash around without the dangers associated with
ocean surf. Mission Bay offers miles of sandy beaches, a perfect
way to spend the day with small children.
Mission Bay is also great for kayaking, kite-flying (east side near Hilton), fishing, bird-watching and any other activity that works best in large, grass-covered areas.
Mission Bay hotel, package and attraction ticket reservations are provided by Advanced Reservation services of San Diego (ARES). ARES has developed a reputation for offering some of the cheapest San Diego travel and vacation rates found anywhere on the internet. We encourage you to compare our prices with other national travel resellers--we think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
During the 8 years we've been providing travel reservations through ARES, we have never received a complaint or had any kind of problem with the fulfillment of hotels or tickets.
Mission Bay San Diego Map