Southern California, one of the top spots to visit in the Golden State, is where the sun always seems to shine, the skies are an endless blue and the cool breezes from the Pacific maintain never-overbearing temperatures. Whether you travel through this portion of the state for your first or fifth time, it`s a special place to visit that offers the best of all worlds for transient RVers.
Of the many hot spots, which attracts countless of RVers that come to stay for several weeks or even several months at a time, is San Diego and Mission Bay RV Resort, which is located on the coast and nearby to several attractions the area is acclaimed for.
Lety Lopez, Regional Manager of Mission Bay RV Resort, explains that the main draw to the park is the location. From the countless sand beaches to all the different sights and sounds nearby, this southern gem is a must see for any RVer, any time of the year.
“Anytime is a good time to visit San Diego,” explains Lopez. “We’re located in the heart of the city, just ten miles from downtown and near everything that is well, really cool. We attract people from all over the State, the Southwest and as far North as the Mid-West and Canada. The area and RV park are really that popular.”
Mission Bay RV Resort Amenities at a Glance
- Gated RV park with 24-hour security
- Full hook-up sites ranging from 12 to 40-plus feet
- 50 amp, sewer, water, cable TV and WiFi
- Super Sites up to 80 feet in length are available
- Bathhouses, laundry facilities
- Snack Shack
- Planned seasonal activities and events
- Sand Beaches accessible from the RV Park
- Minutes from Old Town, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial, Sunset Cliffs, and more
Owned by the City of San Diego, Mission Bay RV Resort prides itself with the natural, lush surroundings in the area. It’s set on 12 acres and consists of 250 spacious, paved sites, ranging from 12 to 40-plus feet (“super size“ 80-foot sites are available). Every type of RV and RVer can be accommodated and 50-amp hookups, sewer, water, cable TV and WiFi are a few of the given amenities at this featured-packed park. More importantly, access is undeniably easy. Interstate 5 is within an ear shot of the park, making it quick and simple to get in or out of to explore all local attractions.
“You can drive to the Pacific Ocean in less than 10 minutes and the park is surrounded by scenic Mission Bay,” says Lopez. “RVers can simply drive to the beach or to any of the popular sights for the day. ”
One of the highlights is Mission Bay Park (not to be confused with the actual RV park), which is considered the largest man-made aquatic park in the United States. It consists of miles upon miles of sand beaches and pathways, providing the perfect grounds for walking, cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, or sunbathing. No matter how active you are, the area specifically caters to those that love the outdoors.
Aside from all the outdoor activity, some popular attractions include Historic Old Town San Diego – the Birthplace of California where the first Europeans settled (with more than 17 historic points of interest) while Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial, The San Diego Zoo and Sunset Cliffs are all worth a visit.
With all the hustle and bustle commonly associated with larger U.S. cities, Lopez explains Mission Bay RV Resort is relatively quiet given its location right in San Diego. Around-the-clock security and gated premises provide a great means for kids and adults to enjoy the RV Park if they choose to stay “close to home” for the day.
On-site Pavilions are available for group family events, a popular food truck serves typical (and popular) Southern California comfort food, and planned seasonal activities and events are held throughout the year. Other amenities include spacious bathhouses, full service laundry facilities, and more. If you don’t see it, ask any one of the friendly RV park staff and they will be happy to help meet your needs.
“It is fairly quiet as the park is surrounded by water,” says Lopez. “Freeway noise has never been a complaint and people come here because it is quiet. It’s completely fenced in and provides that feeling of safety for families.”
With its vast clientele, repeat customers, and ideal location, Mission Bay RV Park Resort serves its customers well, and will certainly complement a visit to San Diego that offers all types of enjoyment and excitement throughout the year.
Mission Bay RV Resort Rates
Site Type May 15-Sept 14 Sept 15-May 14
Bay View $105 $90
Super Size $95 $80
Preferred $85 $70
Premium $75 $60
31 Day Rates
Site Type September 15 – May 14 ONLY
Bay View $1325
Super Site $1125
Cancellation Fee $25
Site Guarantee $25
Extra Vehicles $10/Day
Extra Vehicles $50/Week
Extra Vehicles $150/Month
Boat and/or Trailer Parking $10/Day
Pets Max of 3 $1/Pet per Day
(Occupancy tax of 10.5% must be added to Rates above. *Rates are subject to change without notice*)