San Diego's beautiful Mission Bay Park, surrounded by Pacific Beach and Mission Beach, is the largest park of its kind in the world, with 4,600 acres of aquatic playground and 27 miles of meandering shoreline, devoted to sailing, swimming, strolling the boardwalk, or settling in with a picnic and beach bonfire at sunset. The bay also hosts a boating harbor, where visitors can arrange for sport fishing or whale watching excursions.

Mission Bay is also home to Sea World San Diego, the world-renowned marine Aquatic Park and research facility. Adults and children alike will be fascinated by close encounters with all types of sea creatures, as well as thrilling rides and entertaining shows.

Pacific Beach and Mission Beach are quintessential beach towns which surround the bay, with beach bars and restaurants, funky surf shops and bathing suit stores, as well as many family hotels, private homes, and upscale resorts. Visitors will not want to miss the iconic Belmont Park, located in Mission Beach, with its Giant Dipper roller coaster, one of only two original oceanfront roller coasters still operating on the west coast, or a dinner and sunset cruise on the Bahia Belle, a turn of the century classic sternwheeler.

Sun, sand and fun! Pacific Beach, a thriving beach community within San Diego, offers all of these things and more to around 50,000 residents. Pacific Beach offers many local specialty shops and best of all – the beach just steps away! The mild Pacific Beach climate makes the ocean enjoyable nearly year-round, with gorgeous Mission Bay offering a variety of water activities including sunset cruises, sailing, windsurfing and other aquatic sports. Pacific Beach is one of the main centers of nightlife in San Diego, with dozens of bars, eateries, and clothing stores lining Garnet Ave and Mission Blvd. While largely populated by young people, surfers, and college students, the population is becoming more professional and affluent.

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Updated: 23rd August, 2019 7:01 AM.