Top 6 Mission Bay Activities With Kids

1. Kick back on Mission Beach

Mission Beach may have a lot of college visitors, but during the daytime this is the perfect area to kick back and soak up the sun with your family! If you are traveling with older children, make sure to take them to the Wave House, which has an artificial wave machine where they can try some rad surfing tricks!

Mission beach coastline
picnic at Mission Beach

2. Enjoy a Picnic in East Mission Bay

Kick back on the beautiful East Mission Bay lawn, where you can watch dolphins playing with one another while you relax in the sun! If you want, you can even rent bikes and take your family along our paved road for some sightseeing!

3. Hop on some rollercoasters at Belmont Park

Belmont Park is the perfect spot to bring your kids and family! since 1925, Belmont Park has been a San Diego staple, with activities for people of all ages! Take your kids to the old-fashioned wooden rollercoaster, or the laser tag arena! If your children are too young for the rollercoaster, don’t worry, they got you covered with all plethora of kiddie rides to choose from!

rollercoaster at Belmont Park
Bahia Belle Cruise

4. Enjoy the Sunset Cruise on the Bahia Belle

The Bahia Belle is a three-story steamboat designed for maximum relaxation! Kick back and enjoy your tour of beautiful Mission Bay while you are provided with snacks and family activities! This is the perfect way to watch some dolphins as they breach the surface in beautiful harmony.

5. Learn to Surf

Mission Bay is home to some of the best surfers and surf coaches in all of San Diego! Lessons are for everyone, from little kids, teens, all the way to adults! You can request a private lesson, or a group lesson which is perfect for a family looking to get the full San Diego experience! One lesson with a Mission Bay surf instructor and you and your family will be renting a board and heading out to the water in no time.

Surfing instructor riding wave
Wheel breaching Surface

6. Embark on a Whale Watching Adventure

There are few things in the world that will leave you completely speechless, and whale watching is one of those things. Seeing a humpbacks massive body breach the surface will leave your jaw hanging wide open as you watch with awe at these majestic creatures playing in the sun. Shock your family with this once-in-a-lifetime experience and book a whale-watching tour today!