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Mission Bay Park

2688 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
619 221 8900
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Ranked #50 of 192 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A 4,600-acre aquatic park dedicated to leisure and active sports.
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Type: Beaches, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A 4,600-acre aquatic park dedicated to leisure and active sports.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

During our trip we visited San Diego and datyed a few days around Mission Bay. We could park free and enjoy the beach and the surrounding area. An ideal base and beautiful located near the center of town. We made a few bike rides (around the bay and to downtown). In the evening we enjoyed the many people who came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great for BBQs and family outings! A classic weekend spot for boating and family fun outdoors in San Diego ... nice for a BBQ in the designated areas!

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Ventura, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This review is specifically about the Tecolote Shores area of Mission Bay Park, which is off an access road that runs parallel to the I-5 just north of the I-8 interchange. There are multiple play areas at this park, with many types of play environments that can keep kids happy for hours. There are also picnic areas and a nice... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have spent many summers here with the high school camp at my church. We have fun wake boarding in the bay hanging out at mission beach and eating at the local surf handouts.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We enjoyed this park, although we went at the weekend and it was ridiculously crowded. If I were to go again I would definitely visit during the week as this would probably be a better experience.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a beautiful and lovely park on the beach. There are many different restaurants to choice from and the prices are great. Also at this park there are things to do for all ages. On the boardwalk to can jog, walk, ride bikes, etc. There are many parking lots which are free. In the area also are many many... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have rented a boat and enjoyed going boating on Mission Bay. We have also packed a picnic and enjoyed a day outing at Mission Bay Park. From the park, one can watch the various water sports activities that people are enjoying. On a hot day, swimming there is also fun to do.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We packed a picnic and enjoyed the day on the bay. Lots of other people out on the water for a family fun experience!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Minus half a star. This I the worst place in San Diego I have ever been. I was told by the park ranger K. Estrada that the water is so bad that she would not let her own daughter go in the water. They have a quality of life program that is just out there to screw you. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Took our kids to mission bay for a few hours, and they had such a fun time! It was beautiful, and clean. Don't expect clean bathrooms, the are pretty stinky. It is a beach, so i guess i shouldn't expect anything less.

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