The Mission Beach coastline is its main draw. It’s an integral part of San Diego’s surf culture that encompasses most of the coastline, and the town’s laid-back attitude further cements this. If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a relaxing, slow-paced vacation, Mission Beach is a perfect choice.
Mission Beach is fairly close to Downtown San Diego, which is only about eight miles to the southeast. If you’re flying in from the San Diego International Airport, Mission Beach is just a 15-minute drive away.
Mission Beach is also home to the Belmont Park amusement park, a historic, beach front, retro themed park developed by sugar magnate John D. Spreckels and opened in 1925.
For the best deals on admission, pick up an All-Inclusive Go Pass in advance and take advantage of our exclusive additional discount. The Go Pass includes the ‘Belmont Park Ride and Play Pass’ at a huge discount!
Another attraction to consider in the Mission Beach area is SeaWorld San Diego, a theme park and aquarium with fun experiences for all ages and a great way to cap off a trip to the beach.
You can also check out some of the attractions in Downtown San Diego such as the Museum of Contemporary Art or ones in Balboa Park such as the Fleet Science Center with IMAX or the San Diego Natural History Museum, both of which are only a short drive away!
All of the above attractions are part of the Go San Diego Pass! And before you head out, don’t forget gear rentals such as rental bikes for the boardwalk, surfboards rentals for a day in the waves and snorkeling gear for a day of underwater exploring.
Looking for somewhere to stay nearby? The Bahia Resort Hotel is family-friendly and it has its own semi-private beach, free WiFi in the lobby and rooms, courts for shuffleboard and tennis, and a rescue seal exhibit. It also offers Bahia Belle cruises depending on the time of year.
The Dana on Mission Bay is another waterfront hotel with pet-friendly rooms, a pool, and access to health and fitness centers. Either hotel is an excellent choice for making the most out of your trip.