San Diego is one of the most historic cities in California and with its beautiful tidal marshlands and canyons, there’s always something new to explore in the natural surroundings. What may be most impressive though, are the man-made bays in San Diego, bringing recreation, natural beauty, and entertainment all into one area. For guests at Good Nite Inn Calabasas, this might be one of the most alluring tourist destinations.
With a history dating back to the 19th century, the Mission Bay area of San Diego is well worth a visit, and not only for its recreational activities and broad variety of services and attractions. If visiting the best hotels in Calabasas, then San Diego’s Mission Bay should undoubtedly be on your to-do list. Here are just some of the reasons why.
What is Mission Bay?
Mission Bay is a 4235-acre bay area on the Pacific coast of San Diego. Created to enhance the opportunities for recreation in the area, the bay has become one of the most popular tourist destinations for hotels in Redlands CA guests and beyond. Created from 2000 acres of wetland, the bay has enhanced the opportunities available in the city by providing watersports, beaches, and entertainment across the coastal stretch.
History of Mission Bay
Mission Bay saw rapid expansion throughout the ’40s, 50’s and 60’s but had a long life before its development as a water park. Dating back to 1542, the then natural bay was known as “False Bay” due to its ever-changing wetland habitat.
During the 19th century, the bay was improved upon as its river inlets began to empty into the city. Dams were built to ensure the bay did not flood populated areas and with these manmade developments came extra space for hunting and fishing. In the late 19th century, the area was slowly being developed, but it was not for another 50 years that the Mission Bay that stands today began to be built.
Swimming in Mission Bay
With its 27 miles of shoreline, the Mission Bay area is a hotspot for swimming. With at least 8 swimming spots across the area, the sandy beaches, and warm weather make for prime summer vacation, and with the Good Nite Inn San Diego close by, the warm weather and great value accommodation certainly plays in the favor of beach lovers the country over.
Entertainment in Mission Bay
It’s no surprise that San Diego’s Mission Bay is home to one of the best Sea Worlds on the planet, and promises a range of water-themed rides and animal shows. As the first SeaWorld opened, this 1964 dated theme park is one of the top tourist attractions in the Mission Bay area.
Activities in Mission Bay
Alongside the theme park, Mission Bay visitors can make use of a variety of services along the coastline. From restaurants and bars to beautiful boardwalks, the Mission Bay area promises something for even those who’d rather stay dry and out of the water. Activities on the coastline include skate parks, cycling routes, and nature trails.
Whether you’re a beginner or a watersports veteran, you can enjoy a range of water skiing, windsurfing and jet ski activities along the shoreline. With the eastern side of the bay dedicated to many more watersports, Mission Bay is the perfect place to learn and practice your craft.