Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Mission Bay that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $165 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Mission Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take to the water from a condo rental in Mission Bay

Mission Bay is a manmade saltwater bay south of Pacific Beach. The bay, part of Mission Bay Park, remains a popular destination for jet skiing and sailing. Families can enjoy seeing killer whales and dolphins or getting soaked on a rapids ride at the nearby SeaWorld San Diego. For sports enthusiasts, you can ride a bicycle around Fiesta Island or swing away at the Mission Bay Golf Course. Several Pacific Beach apartments contain a rooftop deck with a grill, where you can savor hamburgers and barbecue chicken while observing a lovely panoramic view of the bay.

 
Things to do

Mission Bay's wild, wonderful waterfront

After a grueling day of sun-baked revelry, you may want to entrust any further planning to an entertainment professional. Fortunately, your Mission Bay vacation rental is surrounded by 'em. SeaWorld San Diego is a family favorite with locals and visitors alike, and you'll find an aquarium, rides, and dolphin and sea lion shows throughout the park. Or you can journey back to a simpler time at Belmont Park, a beachfront amusement park. The park boasts concessions and thrill rides, but the main attraction is the Giant Dipper, a 1925 wooden coaster that's also been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Activities

A bay in the life on San Diego's Mission Bay

Waterfront recreation is the name of the game in Mission Bay. Everything's on the table, from jetskiing and kitesurfing to paddleboarding and riverboat cruises. There are plenty of boating agencies offering chartered fishing tours, and whalewatching is a seasonal favorite. Back on dry land, you can enjoy bonfire, barbecue, and picnic opportunities along the 27 miles of shoreline, and there are a number of campsites around the bay as well. If you're feelin' like wheelin', just snag one of the many beach cruiser rentals and you'll be pedaling off into the sunset in no time.

Weather

It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day at Mission Bay

San Diego has a mediterranean climate, which means lots of warm, sunny weather all throughout the year. Average highs in the winter hover around 65 degrees, with lows in the upper 40s and low 50s between December and March. Spring and fall are warmer, and average summer highs generally peak around 75 in August and September, with occasional leaps into the 80s and above. With such mild, sunny weather all year round, you'll find that prices on Mission Bay vacation rentals don't change much from one season to the next.

Natural features

There's more to the shore in Mission Bay

Mission Bay is a saltwater lagoon on the western edge of San Diego, just inland from the Pacific Ocean. Originally a tidal marsh, the bay was fortified and developed during the mid-20th century into a municipal waterfront playground. Now the bay has 27 miles of shoreline, including a number of sandy beaches and islands. A popular spot for kayaking, you'll find inlets and bays along Tecolote Creek on the east side of the bay, while the San Diego River empties into the Pacific just to the south.

How many vacation rentals are available around Mission Bay?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 4,164 vacation rentals around Mission Bay. From 2,002 house rentals to 1,921 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.