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Mission Bay Park

2688 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
619 221 8900
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Ranked #48 of 225 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Beaches
Activities: Kayaking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: A 4,600-acre aquatic park dedicated to leisure and active sports.
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had several hours to kill prior to checking into my hotel and needed somewhere to do a long run. I ran around the entire park, which is a little over 10 miles and quite flat. There are some parts of the park that are very new, but the entire park is very well maintained. The side closest to I-5... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was the first time I had been to Mission Bay and was very pleased with the walkway, and the beach access and all the shops nearby. There were facilities available and free parking! We had a wonderful time walking around, and going to the beach, This may be my new favorite place to visit!

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Indio, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Located in the back bay of San Diego Mission Bay Park offer a family friendly place to spend the afternoon. In these days where everything cost money it is great to know there is still a nice place to go that doesn't have to cost you a dime. Parking is free and plentiful but use caution when leaving, the park... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Mission Bay is a large bay with parks, paths, and play areas surrounding it. The waters are calm, great for all kinds of boating. Several places for renting kayaks, paddle boards, and sail boats. You can launch your watercraft pretty much from any area on the bay. There are certain areas for jetskiiers. Fire pits in some areas along the... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went to mission bay park with some family to paddle board. We got there a little after 9 am and it was packed! Hated there wasn't much parking, everything else was great! People park sideways, put their items in open spots to save for people who aren't there. They have parking lots, but you can park right near the... More

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Nice place to jet ski when it isn't so crowded. I usually favor the other side of Mission Bay because they is less freeway noise and traffic pollution. The park is beautiful but has a lot of freeway noise if you are on the freeway side. Otherwise, it's a great location for families and groups to picnic or enjoy other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Happened to drive by and stop and saw you can fish, kayak, and even in some places there were fire pits! Also add you can park a R/V or travel trailer for the day. Will definitely plan on coming back with our truck and travel trailer with our kayaks and fishing gear. Also dog friendly. Could not believe you can... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We parked next to the Bahia hotel, free parking, very clean and mild water - no surf, but smooth beach, paddle boarding and kayaking available, clear clean water, beautiful! Long shoreline and lots of shallow areas for smaller children. Lots of families here.

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We normally do our 21-mile San Diego beach bike ride, starting from North Mission Beach, to Crown Point Park and back. Mission Bay Park is the first left-hand sweeper, that brings you into scenic Mission Bay. The views for this point is fantastic; boats, balmy breeze, clean restrooms and picnic areas scattered throughout. Great for pictures!

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Halifax, Canada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for a bit to stretch our legs as we drove around downtown San Diego. There's a great boardwalk area to explore and enjoy the beautiful boats tied up at the marina areas.

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