Incredible Family Activities in Mission Bay
The waterfront resorts and exciting beach activities of Mission Bay were literally designed for families. Kids have a blast swimming and making sand castles, while teens and adults can have fun learning how to paddle board, riding jet skis or strapping on a water-propelled jet pack. Here are a few of the most popular places in Mission Bay for families.
Ski Beach Park
The sandy beach, green grass and blue waters of this popular park make for incredible moments as a family. There are a lot of fire pits, walking paths and picnic tables, so you can relax all day long. At night, make a bonfire and roast some marshmallows while singing campfire songs under the stars.
SeaWorld San Diego
This world-famous 200-acre marine theme park needs no introduction. Spending time with dolphins, sea lions, otters, penguins and orcas thrill little kids. Your family can also observe sharks or have fun with the park’s numerous roller coasters and boat rides.
Belmont Park Amusement Park
The whole family can spend an entire day at this gigantic amusement park and still walk away wanting more time. There are roller coasters, rides, beach activities, rocking climbing walls, mini golf, zip lines, arcades and laser tag. When you need to catch a breather, go T-shirt shopping or pick out other great souvenirs. Belmont Park is located on the beach in Mission Beach.
The San Diego Zoo
It’s only eight miles from Mission Bay to the legendary — and very kid-friendly — San Diego Zoo. Getting there by taxi or rideshare usually only takes 15–20 minutes. Imagine the huge smile on your kids’ faces when they get to see leopards, arctic foxes, cheetahs, zebras, elephants, rhinos, koalas, lemurs and hundreds of other exotic animals.
Save on Attractions & Activities
If you are looking to do these activities and save money consider purchasing the Go San Diego Card. This discount card will get you access to over 50 attractions and activities all around San Diego including: The San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, USS Midway, many of balboa parks museums, paddle board rentals, kayak rentals, surfboard rentals and much more. You can get an additional savings if you purchase the Go San Diego Card from our website.
If you’re planning on spending most of your trip at the beach, you’ll be happy to know that most of the beaches around Mission Bay have excellent safety for kids. Lifeguard services are available daily during summertime and on the weekends for spring and fall. There are many basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic areas and playgrounds as well.