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Mission Bay Park

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Address: 2688 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: 619 221 8900
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

A 4,600-acre aquatic park dedicated to leisure and active sports.

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Mission Bay has a few things to do.

Mission is clean, and usually not too crowded. There are a few great places to eat, as well as opportunities for sailing lessons.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Emily A

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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mission is clean, and usually not too crowded. There are a few great places to eat, as well as opportunities for sailing lessons.

Thank Emily A
No. California
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mission Bay Park is very beautiful and clean. My husband is disabled and finds walking very difficult in hilly areas, so we were excited to take a walk here. It has a lovely walking sidewalk with gorgeous views, and it is relatively flat. Those sidewalks can be walked by just about everyone, except those of us with dogs. I found... More 

Thank TravelMom002
Victoria, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Best Western at Mission Bay so this park was literally just a few steps away. This is a great place to take your kids to play for a bit or go on a nice walk right on the water. Beautiful scenery. San Diego is so nice. Especially in the spring.

Thank missc587
Nanton, Canada
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43 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park and lovely to ride, roller blade along, etc. It is a definite plus and worthwhile scheduling time to spend some time here.

Thank Lee-Anne C
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet again, as with so many places in California, Mission Bay is well worth a visit. Stunning views, clean and peaceful.

Thank jo w
Summerfield, Florida, United States
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229 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park allows all types of outdoor activities, such as biking, walking and rollerskating. This area used to be a large tidal marsh, but the improvements are amazing.

Thank Randy C
Richmond Utah
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for our 25th wedding anniversary. We went for several walks around the park during our week there. It was always clean and well kept. It was a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the water.

Thank Karen J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One can walk a long ways (perhaps several miles). People also bike and skate along the path. There are restrooms every now and then. There is ample parking if one arrives where the main building is (off I-5). That area also has a play area for children. There are various birds to watch and in one place there is a... More 

Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place! It's one of the few places you can beach your skis and hang out in front of them. There's Sand right in front of the ocean then there's a grass area on top of the sand part. Perfect spot for a BBQ, hang out, tent, and a family gathering.

Thank Lina N
Miami, Florida
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mission bay is great to appreciate calmer waters than the ocean for paddle boarding or jet skiing, relaxing bike rides or walks along the sandy shore, and great restaurants to sit down and enjoy the scenery. It definitely is a less busier and packed area than the beach so if you want to get away from that area to relax... More 

Thank Daniel S

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