Mission Beach, La Jolla, California

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La Jolla, CA 92037

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  • 6 mentions in Wondering which beach is better to stay at? Ocean Beach or Mission Beach?

    • Cynthia I.

      Cynthia I. said, "...Depends what you are looking for. Ocean Beach is more casual, bohemian,hostel,hippy Mission Beach is also casual, but big Boardwalk, Belmont Park, more restaurants in various price ranges. Out out of those two, I would go for Mission Beach...." See More

    • David G.

      David G. said, "...While I like both, for a quieter, safer stay, I would choose Mission Beach. South Mission, which is south of Belmont Park, is quieter than the northern part, but has only a few restaurants. Parking is a challenge. If you have..." See More

    • Candace M.

      Candace M. said, "... Mission Beach by far. Way more options activity-wise, safe, and while neither have the best of what San Diego has to offer in terms of restaurants, Mission Beach has better freeway access and less congestion. Ocean Beach has more crime, more homeless..." See More

    • Kristie L.

      Kristie L. said, "... Mission Beach for sure. But if I were you I'd pick La Jolla, Coronado, or Del Mar over both of those..." See More

    • Cate T.

      Cate T. said, "...Both are great options, but to me, I prefer Mission Beach because of the easy access to the board walk for people watching and bike cruising. Stay on the bay side in north mission and then its an easy walk to all..." See More

    • Jessie S.

      Jessie S. said, "...Ocean Beach is hippy & mellow + Mission Beach is family & activity full - it depends on what you're looking for!..." See More

  • 2 mentions in New Years in Southern California: What to do?!

    • Joelle H.

      Joelle H. said, "...I highly suggest Disneyland Park, Mission Beach, Balboa Park, Coronado Beach where the Hotel Del Coronado is which is the hotel the movie "Some Like it Hot" was filmed. The beach almost looks golden at sunset. Something in the sand. It's..." See More

    • Candace M.

      Candace M. said, "...Go to Mission Beach in San Diego. Its free, plenty of beach either along the boardwalk or you can walk along the bay which is across the street from the beach. Lots of locals here! otherwise, I would head to La Jolla..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Free things to do in San Diego?

    • John S.

      John S. said, "...to the beach. If you are staying in or near downtown San Diego, the closest beaches are Coronado Beach, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach. Each Beach has its own character. check them out on Yelp to get an idea..." See More

    • Johnny L.

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      Johnny L. said, "...Solana Beach to Imperial Beach, San Diego has some of the best beaches on the west coast. There's also La Jolla, Mission Beach, and Coronado Beach. My favorite is Imperial Beach. Parking is cheap and easy, the beach isn't over crowded..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Great neighborhood in SD to live for 6 weeks for a young professional (25)?

    • Chance A.

      Chance A. said, "... Mission Beach is a great place to live for everything you're interested in. It is near Pacific Beach which is also a great spot. Pro's: by the beach, great bars, good restaurants (both in PB, Downtown, and La Jolla which is near..." See More

    • Mark B.

      Mark B. said, "...If that's your primary interest, that's where you should be. Very different from downtown are the beach cities. Pacific Beach and Mission Beach are classic San Diego beach cities, but tend to be more oriented towards college-age residents. I think that downtown..." See More

  • 2 mentions in 7 day spring break from med school in March with two classmates?

    • Denise D.

      Denise D. said, "...the area bars. This is definitely a good area if you're in your 20's. You might also want to check out Mission Beach. You can do breakfast at The Mission Go to Point Loma, eat lunch at Tender Greens and visit..." See More

    • Cynthia I.

      Cynthia I. said, "...Diego Zoo SeaWorld San Diego Zoo Safari Park Balboa Park, museums, The Prado at Balboa Park for happy hour in park Mission Beach- Belmont Park, bike on Boardwalk, big, active beach La Jolla - cove, shopping, restaurants Gaslamp Quarter downtown and..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the must-do activities in the area?

    • Pam M.

      Pam M. said, "...Our family really enjoyed SeaWorld and Mission Beach. Lots of interesting people at Mission Beach. La Jolla is small and you can cover most areas in your first day. You should also try getting to Old Town, CA ...." See More

  • 1 mention in Mother/Tween Daughter vacation spots in California

    • Kyle P.

      Kyle P. said, "...Beach is beautiful and a stones throw from the picturesque Hotel Del Coronado. There's also plenty of shopping nearby Bike Riding: Mission Beach has plenty of places where you can rent a bike and ride up and down the boardwalk. Definitely a..." See More

  • 1 mention in Top kid-friendly attractions in San Diego?

    • Candace M.

      Candace M. said, "...Take them to Mission Beach Rent a bike, skateboard, or rollerblades and walk along the boardwalk which stretches about 2 miles. You can stop anywhere and play on the beach or just people watch. Lots of locals and tourists here alike. There..." See More

  • 1 mention in Beachfront hotel for a girls weekend?

    • Denis C.

      Denis C. said, "...Marriott Marquis & Marina on San Diego Bay. If you want to get more of the laid back beach community of Mission Beach or Pacific Beach, I would recommend the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. you can also go to VRBO and..." See More

  • 1 mention in Weekend road trip from LA to San Diego

    • Marc M.

      Marc M. said, "...train here if you're coming from LA. The station is right across the street from the club! Make sure you see Mission Beach, too. The land between the ocean and the bay is called "The Strand" and it filled with great..." See More

  • 1 mention in hiking near San Diego

    • Michael M.

      Michael M. said, "...Ocean Beach Walk begins at the south end of Mission Beach and adjoins the sandy ocean beaches for miles. A walk to Pacific Beach Park at the Pacific Beach Pier is about 2.7 miles one-way. Along the way Ocean Beach Park changes..." See More

  • 1 mention in Couple with twins: looking for best luxe resorts with kids

    • Lisa D.

      Lisa D. said, "...a kids program with a heated pool, a bike rental shack, and a kids club area. It is close to the Mission Beach but not of the pacific ocean...." See More

  • 1 mention in 14 days itinerary in California

    • Kelsey K.

      Kelsey K. said, "...favorite. Fresh Mexican food is plentiful, but if you find yourself in La Jolla, you absolutely cannot skip Rubicon Deli in Mission Beach for some seriously life-changing sandwiches. For nightlife, you can't go wrong anywhere in the Gaslamp Quarter. In Santa Barbara,..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best Beach towns in San Diego?

    • Brett D.

      Brett D. said, "...restaurants as well as just hanging out on the beach. I think the most popular party/fun beach areas are Ocean Beach, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. Ocean Beach is a little more hippie-ish and home to dive bars and chillax environment. Mission..." See More

  • 1 mention in Fun for a family with small children (NOT Disneyland!)

    • Michele S.

      Michele S. said, "...So many great places! Mission Beach, Balboa Park, or even the staple San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. I love Del Mar for a great classy beach town visit. There are some great museums and Old Town is a must for kids!..." See More