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4 Reasons to Visit Mission Bay Park

4 Reasons to Visit Mission Bay Park

Spread across 4,600 acres (yes, you read that correctly…4,600 acres!) Mission Bay Park is – arguably – the crown jewel of San Diego. Within it, you’ll find equal parts water sports, sandy public beaches, parks, and paths lined with shady palm trees, together making it a must-visit for travelers and locals of all ages.

This is especially the case for guests staying at Good Nite Inn hotels because the sprawling park is just a 6-minute drive from the hotel. That means you’ll be there before you can say ‘the country’s largest aquatic park’!

1. It’s a mecca for water sports

So, whether you’re looking for a place to get active, relax, or do a bit of both, you should no doubt consider exploring Mission Bay Park. If we haven’t managed to convince you yet, here are four reasons to visit Mission Bay Park during your stay at Good Nite Inn.

If water sports are your thing, you have to add Mission Bay Park to your bucket list. You’ll find everything here, from kayaking and paddleboarding to jet skiing and parasailing. If you’d rather get involved in something below the surface, there are plenty of opportunities for snorkeling and diving, too.

Looking for something a bit more… unusual? You’re in luck! You can cruise Mission Bay on a hot tub boat or soar over it on either a jetpack or a jetboard.

2. It’s the perfect place to pitch a tent

Voted in the Top 10 Urban Campgrounds by USA Today, Campland on the Bay is a great place for all-around family fun. On-site, you’ll find everything you could need from a skate park and basketball court to a game room, swimming pools, and watercraft rentals.

If you love the outdoors, you should also consider exploring the parks near San Jose and San Francisco. Looking for a base? Book a room at Good Nite Inn’s Redwood City hotel.

3. It’s home to SeaWorld San Diego

 SeaWorld is an institution that needs very little introduction.

Children and adults alike will love getting up close and personal with exotic animals and marine life and the shows and experiences offer those interested a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn more about life underwater.

For more information about what you’ll see at SeaWorld as well as essential tips for families, check out the Good Nite Inn blog!

4. You’ll find some of the city’s best eats

Just like Malibu is home to come of the best hotels in Calabasas, CAMission Bay Park is home to some of San Diego’s best bars and restaurants.

There’s a wonderful variety, meaning you’re in for a treat from breakfast all the way through to dessert post-dinner. Better still, most bars and restaurants have outdoor seating so you’ll enjoy a nice view of your meal.

Fair warning, though: Mission Bay Park is a popular destination for tourists and locals so if your heart is set on a particular place, make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

With so much to see and do at Mission Bay Park, you might want to spend more than one day exploring the area!


  1. Is it safe to swim in Mission Bay San Diego?
    A: Mission Bay Park is a activity spot. This is actually a man-made place and invites a lot of tourists here for all kind of water sports. There are also sandy beaches with bay guards. Swiming in the water is safe.
  2. When does Mission Bay San Diego Opens?
    A: Mission Bay opens at Morning and closes at 10 PM.