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Mission Valley and Mission Trails

The Heart of San Diego

Mission Valley and Mission Trails provide a medley of things to see, do and explore from history to hiking and biking to skateboarding to world-class shopping - and more.

For Nature Lovers

If the great outdoors is what gets you going, then you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy San Diego's sunshine and scenery. Hikers flock to Mission Trails Regional Park to enjoy some of the best hiking trails in the city. Climb up Cowles Mountain for a 360-panoramic view of the city or explore the 60-plus miles of trails in the park. Lake Murray sits nearby Mission Trails and offers up plenty of family-friendly activities including boating and fishing.

The San Diego River runs through Mission Valley and provides several miles of scenic pathways for walking and biking. If you’re looking for a different kind of outdoor experience, check out the Riverwalk Golf Course for an affordable and fun round of golf. There’s even the option to have a craft beer pairing with a nine-hole round.

World-class Shopping

Head to Fashion Valley for a beautiful, open-air mall with all the latest fashions and tons of dining options. After spending the day shopping at luxury retailers, including Gucci, Prada and Kate Spade, fuel up at one of several restaurants like the healthy True Food Kitchen or STACKED where diners build their own creations on iPads.

Dine like a Local

Del’s Hideout is a local favorite, featuring an eclectic menu ranging from traditional barbecue favorites to ahi poke bowls. Equipped with a fun and kid-friendly play place, it’s the perfect spot to dine with the whole family. Don’t forget to check out the extensive tap list that includes some of San Diego’s finest brews.

History Comes Alive

Did you know the first mission, Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá, is right here in San Diego? Founded in 1769, this historic center marked the expansion of Christianity on the West Coast. Visit the site to learn more about California’s history and why San Diego is often referred to as the birthplace of California.

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