Going to San Diego? You’ll want to check out Mission Beach. With a beautiful stretch of oceanfront boardwalk, this area provides ample activities for everyone, whether you’re looking for family fun or exciting nightlife.

Here are 20 things to do in Mission Beach.

  1. Relax on the beach. Obviously, this has to be on the list. There’s more than a mile of beautiful sand and ocean views to enjoy.
  2. Take a dip in the ocean. The water’s perfect, and Mission Beach has permanent lifeguard stations.
  3. Learn to surf. Mission Beach offers low-level difficulty surfing that RootsRated says is perfect for beginning and intermediate surfers. You can take lessons at the Mission Beach Surfing School.
  4. Check out Bellmont Park. This amusement park has rides, games, shops, restaurants and more.
  5. Ride the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. Located in Bellmont Park, this wooden roller coaster has been thrilling visitors since 1925.
  6. Go ziplining. Also available at Bellmont Park, this is definitely one of the more exciting ways to take in the views.
  7. Experience a movie in seven dimensions. The Xanadu Theater provides an immersive experience that’s a cross between a movie and a game.
  8. Relax at the Catamaran Spa. Get a massage, do yoga or treat yourself to any of the other relaxing services at this spa.
  9. Play beach volleyball. You can find a game or tournament through Beach Volleyball World.
  10. Go on a bike ride. A bike ride is a great way to see the coast. Don’t worry if you didn’t bring a bicycle. You can rent one at Mission Beach Rentals, along with bodyboards, skates, scooters and other items.
  11. Fly with a jetpack. Seriously – it’s not science fiction. You can rent a jetpack through Jetpack America, located in the Mission Bay Sportcenter.
  12. Try to escape. No, you won’t want to escape Mission Beach, but you can have fun trying to get out of one of the escape rooms at Quicksand Escape Games.
  13. Play golf. If you can’t make time during the day, you can even play at night – the Mission Bay Golf Course golf course has night lighting.
  14. Kick back at the Barefoot Bar & Grill. This restaurant offers delicious food, a laidback atmosphere and stunning views.
  15. Drink and dance at the Beachcomber. This beach bar has a dance floor, and weekly events include karaoke, bingo and trivia.
  16. Get a burger at the Guava Beach Bar & Grill. It’s also a great place to catch up on your favorite sports.
  17. Sip drinks at Miss B’s Coconut Club. In addition to the tempting tropical cocktails, this place also has mouthwatering food.
  18. Go to SeaWorld. In addition to marine animals – like otters, dolphins and sea lions – this famous attraction has rides and shows.
  19. Head to Fiesta Island Park. This island is a great spot for water sports, bonfires, picnics and more.
  20. Go on a sailing adventure with Gone Sailing Charters. Experience the ocean in the best way possible – from a luxurious yacht. You’ll enjoy the views, sip drinks and maybe even spot whales.