Mission Bay in San Diego is a beloved destination for both SoCal locals and destination travelers because of its 27 miles of beautiful shoreline and variety of things to do. Offering diverse outdoor activities from jet skiing to biking, over a dozen restaurants, resort spas and family-friendly activities such as SeaWorld, Mission Bay really has something for everyone.
Where to Stay in Mission Bay
Mission Bay San Diego offers a wide array of hotel options that vary from luxurious to budget-friendly. Discover Mission Bay properties include Bahia Resort Hotel, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, The Dana on Mission Bay, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, Paradise Point Resort and San Diego Mission Bay Resort. All of these resorts offer something different, but one thing that remains the same is the stunning views of the bay.
We stayed at The Dana on Mission Bay, which is situated right on the waterfront. The property is beautiful with lovely bay panoramas. The Dana offers standard guest rooms as well as two-room suites that are great for couples or families. There is an onsite restaurant, pool and it is dog-friendly for your furry friends.
Things to Do in Mission Bay
There is truly something for everyone in Mission Bay, and there is no shortage of activities to choose from. Aside from enjoying the stunning bay views and ocean breeze, there are things to do for families, those who love adventure and more.
Topping our list is Action Sport Rentals. If you’re a thrill seeker, the jet skis are an absolute blast to ride in the bay. You can also rent boats, paddleboards, surfboards, bikes and more. They have everything you need to enjoy an outdoor adventure in Mission Bay. The beauty of the bay is really best explored via bike or on the water, so we highly recommend adding this to your list.
Other activities include family fun and entertainment at SeaWorld San Diego. You can ride the roller coaster and play laser tag at Belmont Park. Or enjoy a sunset cruise on the three-story steamboat Bahia Belle.
Mission Bay Restaurants
The variety of restaurants in Mission Bay will make every meal out a unique experience. For a bayside breakfast with panoramic views, try Barefoot Bar & Grill at Paradise Point. Here you can enjoy everything from acai bowls to pork belly biscuits and gravy. This is also a great casual spot for lunch or dinner to enjoy a beer and burger.
If you’re craving seafood, Oceana Coastal Kitchen is the place for you. Located at the Catamaran Resort with beachfront dining, you can order cold bar items such as hamachi crudo, sushi rolls and entrees featuring the freshest seafood available from the coast of Baja and the Pacific.
Offering California coastal cuisine, Covewood at San Diego Mission Bay resort is a lovely place to sit fireside and enjoy the views of the bay. Pair a great glass of wine with one of the award-winning dishes for a relaxing, yet luxurious dinner.
To learn more about Discover Mission Bay San Diego or to plan your visit, check out discovermissionbay.org.