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Are you seeking a place for fun and sun? If you are young at heart and like people-watching, water sports, big beaches, bars, and restaurants, then Mission Bay is the place for you.

The communities of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach surround the extensive Mission Bay Park. This area is popular with college students and the young at heart who take advantage of the local bars, restaurants, and laid-back beach culture.

Visitors can choose to sit back and relax on the calm bay-facing beaches or they can join in on the hoopla along the ocean-facing beaches.

The Mission Bay facing beaches offer quieter, meandering trails for walking, biking, and rollerblading and plenty of sand for those that like to have some space around them.

The beaches along the Pacific offer a boardwalk, bars and restaurants, beach volleyball courts, an amusement park and larger crowds for those who want to see and be seen.

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SeaWorld San Diego

Location: Mission Bay (6 Miles Northwest of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Hours vary by day. Ranges from 10AM – 5PM during Winter to 9AM – 11PM during Summer.

Cost: Several options starting at $64 with discounted online admission. Parking is $14 for cars.

Features: Shamu, Shows, Amusement Rides, Aquariums, Dolphins, Polar Bears, Penguins, Sesame Street Rides

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Mission Bay Park Beach Activities

Location: Mission Bay (7 miles / 8 minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Largest Man-Made Aquatic Park in the Country; Nearly 20 Miles of Beaches and Paved Trails

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Mission Bay Water Sports & Boat Rentals

Location: Mission Bay (7 miles / 8 minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Sailing, Catamaran Sailing, Wind Surfing, Jet-Skiing, Power Boating, Pedal Boats, Kayaks

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Belmont Park

Location: Mission Beach (8 Miles / 15 Minutes Northwest of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Generally 11AM – 11PM. However, rides are generally not in operation on weekdays from November to February. (Check schedule and ride calendar for specific times.)

Cost: Most rides cost $2 – $6. There is No Entrance Fee and Parking is Free.

Features: Only Oceanfront Amusement Park in San Diego, Giant Dipper Wooden Roller Coaster, Miniature Golf, Bumper Cars, Perfect Wave Rider, Largest Swimming Pool in Southern California.

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Mission Beach

Location: Mission Beach (8 Miles / 15 Minutes Northwest of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Most Popular Beach in San Diego for the Young and the Young-at-Heart; Place to See and Be Seen; Boardwalk; Beach Volleyball; Amusement Park

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Pacific Beach Activities & Nightlife

Location: Pacific Beach (10 Miles / 20 Minutes Northwest of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Most Popular Beach Area for College Students in San Diego with access to a Boardwalk, Restaurants, Bars, and Shops

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Ocean & Bay Adventures with Seaforth Boat Rentals

Locations: Downtown San Diego (Marina District); Mission Bay (7 miles / 10 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego); and Coronado (6 miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Sailing Tours; Fishing Trips; Wakeboard Instruction; Power Boat Rides on San Diego Bay; Rentals for Boats, Jet-Skis, Kayaks, and Canoes.

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Scuba Diving in San Diego

Location: La Jolla Shores, Mission Beach, and Other Coastal Locations.

Features: Wreck Alley, La Jolla Underwater Ecological Reserve, Kelp Beds, Very Large Diving Community

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Mission Bay Golf Course

Location: Mission Bay (7 miles / 8 minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Year-Round; Dawn – 10PM

Cost: $25 – $32; Discounts for Juniors, Nine-Hole Play, and San Diego City Residents

Features: Municipal Golf Course with a Casual Setting Next to Mission Bay; Night-time Golf; Golf Club Rentals Available

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San Diego Visitor Information Center

Location: Mission Bay (7 miles / 8 minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: Generally open 9AM – 5PM with Extended Hours during Summer.

Services: Professionally trained staff to assist with San Diego vacation plans, brochures, maps, and discount tickets. Self service kiosk available for after hours tourists seeking maps, brochures, and information on accommodations and restaurants.

Host: Private Entity Established in 1969 – Oldest, Largest, and Most Visited Information Center in California

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Community Walking & Cycling Tours

Location: Downtown San Diego, Coronado, Balboa Park, Old Town, Pacific Beach, La Jolla

Schedule: Walking Tours are Daily; Bike Tours are on Weekends or by Request

Cost: $20 – $50

Features: Walking and Cycling Tours of Popular San Diego Communities

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