Over The Line – Fiesta Island is where they hold the annual O.T.L (Over the Line) Tournament which is held on the second and third weekends in July. OTL serves as the primary fundraising source for OMBAC’s year-round charitable programs. OTL is more than “beer, babes and bats on the beach.” With worldwide competition, OTL began as a San Diego original, played by men and women into their 80’s. It is one of the last pure Southern California traditions left untouched by commercialism. OMBAC is continuing to enjoy the respect and admiration of the community. Focused on serving amateur sports and youth athletics, OMBAC enjoys unmatched leadership. If not for the dedication of its members and the unselfish gift of their time, OMBAC would no longer exist. Any profits from OTL go back into our community.
Mission Bay Aquatic Center –www.mbaquaticcenter.com1001 Santa Clara Pl, San Diego,CA 92109(858) 488-1000The sailing program at the Aquatic Center is rivaled by no other collegiate facility in the nation in its diversity and depth. Their small boat sailing program is built on the premise that participants begin in a small single-handed boat and move into larger, more complicated boats. Students who progress through the Basic, Advanced or Laser Sailing, and Hobie Cat class can earn a USSAILING Small Boat Certification.For those of you who share the dream of someday chartering a sailboat and sailing to a tropical oasis, you’re not alone. The Basic Keelboat series and Basic Cruising Course are for you! The Basic Keelboat series uses the Aquatic Center’s fleet of two J/24s to teach the mechanics of sailing a 24 ft. keelboat. After you learn the fundamentals, they will teach you the skill of navigation and the art of anchoring. Students who complete Keelboat Sailing Level I, II and III are eligible to earn a USSAILING Keelboat Certification and are one step closer to making your dream a reality. The final step on your path to chartering a boat in the tropics is the Basic Cruising Certification. Completion of this course will earn you US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification which is recognized by charter companies such as Moorings, and at exotic destinations throughout the world! This is just one of many things that The Mission Bay Aquatic Center has to offer. Check out their website at www.mbaquaticcenter.com
Santa Clara Recreation Center1008 Santa Clara PlaceSan Diego, CA 92109(858) 581-9928Located next door to the MB Aquatic Center is the Santa Clara Recreation Center which also provides a number of activities for all ages. Santa Clara Recreation Center is located directly on the water front in Mission Bay. It offers two rooms for rentals, tot lots, picnic areas, a softball field, outdoor courts, a weight room, plus various classes and programs. Please be sure to check out their latest Program Guide for more information.This center was dedicated in 1952. This recreation center has evolved into a popular location for the local community and visitors from around the globe. Complete with a scenic view of the bay, the ball field, basketball courts, and picnic areas serve as a wonderful spot to enjoy one of San Diego’s finest parks. This center has also become known for its special events throughout the year. Offering a variety of fundamental free weights and new fitness machines, the weight room is one of the oldest, but finest weight rooms in San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department.
Their motto is: “Where Grand meets the sand and sunsets are served daily.” PB Shore Club is located right on the boardwalk in Pacific Beach. What is awesome about PB Shore Club is that no matter where you are sitting you have a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. The open windows provide the freshest ocean breeze possible. Further, by combining the delicious tastes of the sea, prepared with classic Mexican flair, their casual ambiance will be your destination to take in the California surf culture. PB Shore Club is famous for their fish tacos and is usually voted ‘Best Fish Taco’.Mon – Fri 11am – 2amSat & Sun 8am – 2am4343 Ocean Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109858.272.SURF (7873)http://pbshoreclub.com/
Tower23 Hotel723 Felspar StSan Diego, CA 92109http://www.t23hotel.com/Now, if you don’t mind putting a dent in your pocketbook, then head over to Tower 23. T23 has a great atmosphere and is located right on the ocean in Pacific Beach. They have a great out door bar that is open with a view to the ocean or sit inside with a seat looking west, out to the ocean. Tower 23 reminds me of being in South Beach. That’s the vibe I get. The crowd here is usually a bit more mature than what you would find in other Pacific Beach establishments. The restaurant is very good, as are the happy hour specials. Valet parking or street parking only. First three hours free at Valet with validation. Eight dollars an hour for each hour thereafter.
Moondoggies832 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA(858) 483-6550moondoggies.comMoondoggies has been around for years and is firmly established as a ‘go to’ spot for those living in the beach area. Moondoggies recently remodeled it so has that great outdoor/indoor atmoshpere as well. They have great food specials and games like shuffleboard, billiards, and of course their happy hours are fabulous!! Located near the corner of Garnet and Mission Blvd, next to Denny’s.
Sport Fishing/Whale Watching Tours –Seaforth Sportfishing1717 Quivira RoadSan Diego, CA. 92109(619) 224-3383http://www.seaforthlanding.com/index.phpThe Half Day trip is perfect for the beginner and the casual angler. Fishing ranges from La Jolla south to Imperial Beach, giving you a good view of the California coastline as well as good fishing. It is a favorite trip for families looking to spend some time together on the water.During the spring and summer months you’ll go in search of Yellowtail, Barracuda, and Bass in the Point Loma and La Jolla kelp beds. During the winter months, you’ll fish for shallow water Rockfish, Lingcod, Sculpin and Sheephead. For the first timers, the crew will be more than happy to help you set up your gear and get fishing. If you have a little more experience, they can give you some pointers to make you trip more enjoyable.All of their boats have full service galleys. From cooking you breakfast to making you a cheeseburger, or getting you a soda, water, or even beer, the galley cook is ready to serve you. Although alcohol is available on board, please don’t bring any of you own.During your trip, you’ll be on board one of their sportfishing vessels ranging in length from 65′ to 85′. The 85′ New Seaforth and 85′ Dolphin are the regular half day boats, but schedules may vary due to charters and boat availability. Please note that all prices are subject to change.
http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sandiego/Sea World is pretty awesome…you have to admit. Where else can you kiss a killer whale, swim with dolphins, or touch a bat ray all in one day? Experience the Shamu Show, One Ocean, and thrilling rides like Journey To Atlantis, Shipwreck Rapids and Wild Arctic. Join Elmo and his friends at the Sesame Street Bay of Play, featuring family-friendly rides. Don’t miss the Pets Rule! And of course hillarious antics of Clyde and Seamore’s sea lion and otter show. Feed and touch dolphins and bat rays, and get up-close to beluga whales, polar bears, sharks and penguins. Enjoy fascinating aquariums and exotic birds from around the world. Then dive into the world of sea turtles at the all-new Turtle Reef attraction. And, coming summer 2012 — soar, dive and twist like a ray on Manta, an all-new coaster that only SeaWorld could create. Each night during the summer Sea World has an amazing fireworks display that they put on. If you are staying in Mission beach all you have to do is walk over to the bayside of the peninsula to see them. They are so close it feels like your own private fireworks show, made just for you!
San Diego has a ton of golf courses. And why shouldn’t we, with all this amazing sunny weather? Well, if you are visiting and love to golf, you’re in luck. Here are a list of golf courses in San Diego with a link to each. Enjoy.
San Diego Golf Courses
Walk the Piers in Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach!Let’s face it, when it comes to vacations in the Mission Beach area, there is a lot of good eating going on!! Now it is time to walk off some of those great appetizers and desserts and check out some very scenic places at the same time. There are 2 very cool piers to visit in the area. The first is Crystal Pier. While you walk out onto the pier you will see right away it is a very popular spot for surfers and boogie boarders to go out in the water. Approaching the end of the peir you have a panoramic view of the beach areas and plenty of fresh air. Bring a camera and you won’t be disappinted.The second pier to check out is The Ocean Beach Pier Why? Because it is the largest pier on the west coast and is only about 4 miles south of the Crystal Pier in beautiful Ocean Beach. This pier has a little cafe on it and has some of the best views from the very end of the pier, looking north and south. It is an amazing pier and a great place for some relaxing time outdoors.
Check out a cruise on the Bahia Belle Sternwheller Paddleboat on Mission Bay at night!http://www.bahiahotel.com/dining-entertainment/bahia-belle-boat-cruise/The Bahia Belle is a beautiful old 3 story Mississippi style sternwheeler paddleboat that cruises on Mission Bay to and from the Bahia Hotel and The Catamaran Hoetl showcasing great views and live music. This is one of the most fun things to do in the beach areas because it is perfect for so many occasions. It can be fun for a romantic night out watching the sun set on the beautiful Pacific Ocean and then going down for dancing on the second floor with the live entertainment and plenty of seating and a bar as well to get your favorite beverage. The Bahia Belle leaves fromThe Bahia Hotel at 6:30PM and arrives at TheCatamaran Hotel at 7PM. It goes back and forth all night long letting visitors on and off at both hotel locations. It runs until 12 midnight in the off season and until 1am during the summer time and weekends. The boat runs every day in the summer and Thursday thru Sunday during the off season. The cost is $6.00 per person and is free to hotel guests. Suprise your friends or special someone with this for fun and you won’t be disappointed!
Pillars Swimwear3790 Mission Blvd.San Diego Ca. 92109 (858) 488-3056http://www.pilarsbeachwear.com/Pillars offer a wide variety (seriously, a TON of variety) of not only swim wear but other garments that accent the large line of swimwear for any size body. I have found that Pilar’s Swimwear has name brand suits that I can’t find other places. I personally love the customer service I receive when I shop for a suit at Pilar’s. The staff knows what will look good on my body shape before I do! Really – they do. The girls that work there are highly qualified and everytime I go in to Pilar’s they help me find a great suit that fits well and makes me feel pretty (and skinny). Now, be prepared to spend a pretty penny on a suit at Pilar’s Swimwear. This ain’t Target. But know you are buying a suit that will last longer than one season and is of high quality craftsmanship. Plus your new suit will look great on you…or you will look great in your new suit. What ever the case is…get on the beach and rock that body!
Shopping – The best shopping is in Pacific Beach on Garnet Avenue. Start on the corner of Garnet and Mission Blvd and head east for about a mile and a half. There are scads of fun and quirky shops just waiting for you to hand over your hard earned cash. There are quite a few clothing stores, shoe stores, bars, palm readers, a ton of eateries ranging from Greek to Thai to Mexican to burgers. It is a fun place to roam with the family during the day. At night, most of Garnet turn in to quite the young party scene, with full bars and hoppin’ restaurants.
The Coaster Saloon & Grill744 Ventura Place858-488-4438coastersaloon.com/index.htmlLocated in the heart of Mission Beach, the Coaster Saloon and Grill opens at 7am so if you’ve got the hankerin’ for an awesome breakfast burrito and a strong bloody mary, then this is your place. What was once called The Coaster Saloon (without the Grill) recently received a needed remodel. Now you can sit inside or out and view your favorite sport on any of the 15 plus flat screen televisions they have. But wait! There’s more!! The Coaster Saloon and Grill boasts one of the biggest projection televisions in San Diego, where you can watch The Padres, The Chargers, or any of the popular local programs they have. They’ve got a great juke box too. The Coaster Saloon also offers a great happy hour Monday- Friday and a popular late night special is buy one burger, get one free!!! Now, that’s a great offer.
North Shore Cafehttp://www.wavehousesandiego.com/north-shore-cafeNorth Shore Cafe has been known to serve the best breakfast on the beach. It sits right on the boardwalk next to The Wave House and the main Mission Beach lifeguard station. If it’s a California Omelet overflowing with cheese and avocado or maybe you are on a health kick and are craving an Acai bowl topped with granola, North Shore Cafe has it! North Shore Cafe also make some of the best waffles in Mission Beach. They open bright and early every morning at 7am and they also serve lunch where they whip up some of the best burgers in town. Sit at North Shore Cafe is one of the best places to sit and watch for dolphins in the pacific ocean.