Tourist Attractions in Mission Valley, CA

Visiting Mission Valley for a day or two will prove for a jam-packed itinerary given the many tourist attractions in the city.

The San Diego Tourism Authority describes Mission Valley as part of the center of San Diego County, and that it is near main tourist attractions visitors would like to visit. A Family Day Out in Mission Valley, San Diego

Tourist Attractions in Mission Valley, CA

Part of the Mission Trails Regional Park where locals and tourists can explore the great outdoors. (Photo Credits)

“Just minutes away from the San Diego International Airport and within easy reach of all that San Diego has to offer, Mission Valley and Old Town are a great place to call home base.  Conveniently located in the center of San Diego County, the area is within a 15 minute drive of the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego and Downtown Gaslamp District and offers a wealth of affordable accommodations, family friendly dining options a great shopping at both the Fashion Valley and Mission Valley malls.”

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The Great Outdoors

For tourists who would love to explore the great outdoors, the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) offers a 42-mile trail where people can hike, bike or trail. Commune closely with nature as you go through walks, enjoy the mountains, and take in the beauty of the lakes within the vicinity. Mission Valley California Information

In their official website, the MTRP described the many attractions and activities visitors can do within the park.

“Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses 7,220 acres of both natural and developed recreational areas. Its rugged hills, valleys and open areas represent a San Diego prior to the landing of Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542. Centrally located and only eight miles northeast of downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional Park provides a quick, natural escape from the urban hustle and bustle.”

Take a look at the schedule and visitor information from the website here.

Mission San Diego de Alcala in Mission Valley

Visiting the Mission San Diego Alcala meanwhile is yet another worthwhile trip to take while in Mission Valley. In its official website, it recounted the history of the mission which is also like recounting how Catholicism started in the US West Coast. Best Eats in Mission Valley CA

“San Diego de Alcalá, the first of the twenty-one great California Missions, marks the birthplace of Christianity in the west coast of the United States. It is California’s first Mission Church. This remarkable and significant historical shrine provides an understanding and appreciation of the beginning of Catholicism in this corner of the world, so remote from the Mother Country of Spain and yet so similar. Today the Mission, which was founded in 1769, serves as an active parish church and cultural center for people of all faiths who are welcome to visit and relive the grandeur and excitement of more than two centuries of California history and tradition.”

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Mission Valley is indeed rich in both nature and cultural destinations best enjoyed by both locals and tourists.

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