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Take 5: Top Things To Do in Mission Beach San Diego

A centrally located San Diego beach, Mission Beach consists of a small stretch of sand less than two miles long. Guests staying at resorts near Mission Beach San Diego can enjoy more than the nearby surf and sand, as this beach neighborhood is celebrating its centennial in 2014. Geared towards capturing the essence of this beach community, Mission Beach centennial events consist of a horseshoe tournament, dive-in movies, a beach festival and much more. Aside from these events, there is an array of things to do in Mission Beach year-round.  

When staying at our resort near Mission Beach San Diego, take 5 for these top things to do in Mission Beach San Diego:

Eat Here: A vibrant urban bistro, The Mission, prides itself in serving tasty food with artful presentation. A favorite among San Diegans, this beach restaurant is a must-visit for guests of resorts near Mission Beach that want to eat like a local.

Drink Here: Experience the California beach lifestyle with a visit to Wave House. Soak up the sun with tasty cocktails and panoramic views of Mission Beach. Topping the list of popular things to do in Mission Beach, this surfer’s paradise for sipping includes tiki bars, fire pits, cabanas and wave machines where you can practice your shredding skills.

Play Here: A visit to Belmont Park is certainly among the top things to do in Mission Beach. Play a game of mini golf, visit the arcade, rock climb or swim in the largest indoor heated swimming pool in Southern California at this shoreline amusement park with rides and attractions for the entire family.   

Shop Here: Walk, jog, bike, skate or rollerblade along the Mission Beach boardwalk to find small shops offering a vast selection of San Diego souvenirs, surfing gear and apparel. If you’re looking for a memorable SoCal gift to take home, add this to your list of things to do in Mission Beach.

Snap Here: Belmont Park’s Giant Dipper makes for an iconic photo shoot subject. Built in 1925 in less than 2 months, the wooden rollercoaster is a Mission Beach emblem that captures the playful, nostalgic spirit of this beach community.  Compare your Giant Dipper photos with the exterior of Paradise Point Resort & Spa’s lobby; the coaster, visible from the hotel’s observation tower, is said to have inspired the undulating architecture of the lobby roof. 

For a resort near Mission Beach San Diego, stay at Paradise Point, located just 5 minutes away on Mission Bay.

The “Take 5” blog series introduces visitors to San Diego’s unique neighborhoods through recommendations from experts on the area: hotel employees who live there.  Check back every month to learn about a new section of the city, always within 10 miles of our centrally located San Diego resort.

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