Walk the Piers!!

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 …

Bahia Belle Paddleboat on Mission Bay

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 …

Hamel’s Castle in Mission Beach

Hamel’s Castle Surf Shop and Rentals704 Ventura Place(between Ocean Front Walk & Strand Way)San Diego, CA 92109(858) 488-5050This castle has been around for over 30 years and is located in the heart of Mission Beach where Ventura and Ocean Front Walk meet.  Hamel’s not only offers surfing equipment, they also have a wide variety of rentals such as boogie boards, …

Shopping

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, …

Beach Laundromat

Beach Laundromat. 3817 Mission Blvd.San Diego, CA 92109. 7am – 10pm. There is a new, brightly lit laundromat near the corner of San Jose at Mission Blvd. you can’t miss it, the exterior is painted in bright colors and polka dots. It is a clean, locally owned, hip place to do your laundry. (HINT: This is the the one laundromat …

Belmont Park

Belmont Park/The Plunge -http://www.belmontpark.com/The entire project was the idea of sugar magnate, John D. Spreckels, a major force in San Diego’s development.The 2,600 ft. long coaster was built in less than two months with a crew of between 100 and 150 workers. The original cost to build the coaster was $50,000, which included two, 18 passenger trains.The Mission Beach Amusement …

Coaster Saloon and Grill Mission Beach

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 …

Filippi’s Pizza Pacific Beach

Filippi’s Pizza GrottoFilippi’s is an kitchy, authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Pacific Beach. The Filippi family came to America in the 1920’s and opened a deli in Little Italy and then quickly expanded their restaurants in several areas around San Diego. From the pizza pies to the spaghetti with meatballs…it’s all d’lish and everything is made with love. …

Rays Bike Rental Mission Beach

Rays Rentals3221 Mission Boulevard(between Island Ct & Mission Bay Dr)San Diego, CA 92109(858) 488-7297www.rays-rentals.com Located smack dab in the middle of the peninsula, Rays Rentals has been in Mission Beach for a long time. Rays is a bit less expensive than some other rentals in Mission Beach and they offer a discount coupon on their website.  Rays also offers discounts …

Lahaina’s Beach House Mission Beach

Lahaina Beach House 710 Oliver Ave(at Strand Way) San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 270-3888 Lahaina’s is the only beach bar in San Diego where you can have your favorite adult beverage and stare out at the ocean with only sand between you and the water. There really isn’t anything else like it in San Diego. You must be 21+ and once the sun …