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. 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. 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
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
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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. 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
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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. 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
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. 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
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. 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
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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
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