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Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
The racetrack was famous for years as a favorite hangout for many
Hollywood celebrities including Bing Crosby and Jimmy Durante.
Race Season runs from Late July to Early Sept annually.
Mission Bay Park, located midway between Downtown San Diego and La Jolla, is the largest man-made aquatic park in America.
It consists of 4,235 acres and has over 15 million visitors annually.
Mission Bay features nearly 27 miles of shoreline, 19 of which are soft, sandy beaches with swimming areas.
The many children's playgrounds and hiking and biking trails are also popular.
Some areas in the park allow dogs to be on leashes and other areas such as Fiesta Island are leash free.
The bay is home to several large boat marinas with related facilities include boat and kayak rentals.
Mission Bay Park hosts a number of professional events including volleyball, softball, basketball.
and motorboat racing with free admission to the public.
Mission Bay Park Ranger
2581 Quivera Court., San Diego; 619-221-8899;
Eastshore Visitors Center: On Claremont Mesa Drive; 619-276-8200;
Misson Bay Boat Parade [DEC]
The annual Christmas Parade of Lights features over 100 distinctly decorated boats in an evening parade around the bay.
This unique California tradition is followed by fireworks. Parade starts from Quivira Basin.
Mission Bay Sports Center
1010 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109; 858-488-1004;
This 7000 Sq.ft. facility is a safe and fun environment for watersports enthusiasts.
Equipment available includes windsurfing, wakeboards, jetskis, kayaks, paddleboats, sailboats and catamarans.
Summer youth camp programs focus on aquatic activities.
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Permitted in all areas of Mission Bay, except in areas designated for swimming, water skiing and personal water craft use.
Fishing is also not allowed from any bridge.
Come experience the thrill of Deep Sea Fishing off the coast of Southern California.
Mission Bay is hosts several ocean sportsfishing charters. 1 and 2 day trips have caught squid, yellowtail, rockfish, bass and sculpin.
Mission Bay Sportsfishing
- short and long range fishing trips, whale watching, private charters and group rates.
Two dozen boats dock at Seaforth Landing and Dana Landing.
San Diego Youth Aquatic Center
Located on Fiesta Island, this youth watersports and marine biology camp facility is home to a boy scout camp, SeaCamp oceanography youth club
and San Diego's Kayak Team. It is adjacent to Enchanted Cove which is a popular for non-motor based watersports such as Kite Surfing,
Small Sailboats, Boardsailing and Kayaking.
San Diego Crew Classic Regatta - Early April
Since 1973, the San Diego Rowing Club (men) and ZLAC Rowing Club (women) have sponsored this
2-day rowing race across San Diego's Mission Bay. This race offers exposure of junior rowers to established collegiate programs.
Crew Classic Website - General Info
Mission Bay Yacht Club
1215 El Carmel Place, San Diego CA 92109; (858) 488-0501;
Founded in 1927 by publishing giant Tom Scripps, first commodore. The early boats had to be flat bottomed to maneuver in the shallow water.
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Mission Bay Boating Adventures
Islandia Sportfishing - experience the thrill of deep sea fishing off the coast of Southern California
Watersports activities include
sailing, water-skiing, swimming, wind-surfing and jetbikes.
Southern California Boating,
Hyatt Islandia Resort
1441 Quivira Road, San Diego, CA 92109;
Location: Quivera Basin overlooking Mission Bay Channel
The ideal resort for vacation visitors, this waterfront resort tower surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens provides , magnificent city, bay and ocean views.
Steps from your guestroom are many water activities including sportfishing, boat rentals, jet skis and kayaks, waterfront dining, poolside lounge, and eco-friendly spa.
From its premier location close to famous sights, the San Diego Hyatt Islandia Resort is a luxurious, modern hotel.
430 newly redesigned guestrooms with calming décor and Hyatt Grand Bed with iHome Stereo with iPod dock
Blue Marble Spa - Promoting life in harmony with nature where eco-conscious treatments offer guests the beauty and purity of life-promoting properties derived from nature.
Red Marlin Restaurant:- Premier waterfront dining location with excellent cuisine served daily.
Official San Diego Parks Department Map
Mission Bay Catamaran Resort and Spa
3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109;
Location: Between Mission Bay, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach
313 guestroom California Vacation Resort Waterfront Tower located on the shores of Mission Bay Park.
Hotel amenities include 24-hour front desk, shoeshine, currency exchange, safe deposit box, wake-up calls, gift shops, security guard, concierge,
Express Check-in/out, multilingual staff, limited room service, business center, game room, computer rental, picnic area, sand volleyball courts,
fitness center, and an outdoor heated pool with Jacuzzi.
Water sport rentals are available onsite, including inline skates, bicycles, paddleboats, kayaks, powerboats, boogie boards, rafts, and jet skis.
Sea World Howard Johnsons Resort
3330 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110 ;
Location: 1/2 mile to MCRD in Point Loma.
Centrally located with east access to Sea World, Mission Bay, Old Town and Downtown San Diego.
The on-site Tio Carlos Mexican Restaurant serves lunch, dinner and room service .
This property is a Hojo Gold Medal Award Winner For Excellence.
Handlery Resort & Hotel
950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108;
Location: Adjacent to Riverwalk Golf Course and I-8 Freeway.
Find a restful vacation paradise at the Handlery Hotel & Resort with an atmosphere that's both friendly and gracious.
The Handlery family owns and operations this facility that boasts lovely accommodations, state-of-the-art health and fitness facilities and award-winning dining.
You will find that the prices are surprisingly reasonable and all guestrooms are comfortable and nicely equipped to give a feeling of being home while away from home.
The hotel also has a variety of facilities and services that are sure to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers.
Mission Bay Dana Inn
1710 West Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92106;
Location: Mission Bay Dr Exit from I-8 Freeway Near Sea World
For an unforgettable vacation in San Diego try the Mission Bay Dana Inn featuring a picture-postcard
waterfront setting on Mission Bay.
Adjacent to Sunset Park, it is the closest hotel to SeaWorld and within minutes of San Diego's
most popular attractions.
Mission Bay Bahia Resort Hotel
998 West Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109;
Location: Mission Bay Westshore by Santa Barbara Cove
Escape from the ordinary with your next vacation to this secluded 14-acre peninsula resort in the heart of Mission Bay.
The year-round Mediterranean climate of San Diego will treat you to sun-drenched luxury.
You'll be close to all the major attractions, adventure, recreation, culture and excitement of bustling downtown San Diego.
Home of the Bahia Belle.