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Family Guide to Mission Bay RV Resort with kids – Fun things to do

Mission Bay is the gem of San Diego, and the perfect place for a family RV trip

Location, location, location, the thing I love the most about Mission Bay RV Resort is the location. Just minutes from my favorite San Diego hangouts, Mission Bay RV Resort always provides ample opportunity for a fantastic family weekend. The views are gorgeous, the grounds are beautifully maintained and there are always plenty of events to keep the kids entertained.

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Drop Your Bags at Mission Bay RV Resort

There are plenty of options for great lots. It really depends on what is important to you. Some have views of the bay, some are located near the beach and the rest are scattered in between. We like spots 252 through 260, because there is a “no pull through” zone that is perfect for allowing the kids to play safely. Daily rates range from $95 to $65 depending on the site location. Mission Bay RV Resort also offers monthly rates ranging from $1275 to $875.

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Get Your Grub On at Mission Bay RV Resort

Everyone loves the Snack Shack. Kids love riding their bikes or skateboards up to the window to purchase tasty treats. Papa wakes up earlier than the rest of us (before the sun) and would enjoy an early breakfast at the Snack Shack every morning. We bring have jumbo percolator at our RV, but for if you buy the Mission Bay RV coffee club to go mug, you get refills for .50 for life!

The snacks are pretty inexpensive, ranging from $1 to $7 and there is always some sort of special going on. For instance, on Fridays the hot dogs are $1 during select hours. The Boss (my nephew) was very excited to find $3 in his pocket and made the executive decision to buy himself two and Grams one. He really enjoyed the independence of rolling up to the Snack Shack whenever he wanted to buy a snack. One morning the tart tots were on special and he surprised the kids with a couple orders. Very sweet, although I kept joking that he was going to spend all his birthday morning that he has been hoarding for something special at the Snack Shack.

On movie night, the Snack Shack was handing out popcorn for $1 in darling red and white popcorn boxes. CuddleBear is just like his mama and LOVES popcorn!

The most popular item for sure, is the shaved ice! For $3 the shaved iced comes in a huge cup with the choice of two flavors. Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day at the beach and we had to make a shaved ice stop at least once every day.

If you want to venture of the RV resort, there are plenty of dining options nearby. When we stay at Mission Bay RV Resort we always sent a day aside for Old Town San Diego. Good food. Great drinks. Good times. For more information on Old Town click HERE or where to drink in Old Town click HERE.

Mission Bay RV ResortChug-A-Lug at Mission Bay RV Resort

When you are RVing it is BYOB and we start every morning with HotDaddy’s special Bloody Mary. When camping at the beach make sure to bring more water than you think you need. It is amazing how thirsty you can get!

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Don’t be afraid to explore San Diego for watering holes.

Things to do at Mission Bay RV Resort

How can RVing at the beach not be entertaining, right? Every morning, waking up and running out to sand. The kids love splashing around in the bay and HotMama loves it, because there are no waves. You can rent paddle boards and paddle boats for more water fun or take the kids to the play ground. As if a day at the beach isn’t tiring enough, take the kids to the playground for the last push to really wear them out.

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To keep the kids and adults constantly entertained, Mission Bay RV Resort hosts numerous activities. Movie night, bag toss competitions, ladder ball, bingo, musical chairs, hula hoop contest and chalk art contest. There is also horseshoe pits and a basketball court.

Not to mention, Mission Bay RV Resort is conveniently located for all of San Diego’s local attractions. Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Downtown, Old Town, Legoland, Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village and much more. For more details on visiting any of these attractions, just click their links.

Above all the most entertaining is our time by the campfire talking and laughing together.

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That’s A Wrap!

Mission Bay RV Resort is one of our favorite places to camp. We love San Diego and all the local attractions. Camping at Mission Bay gives us the opportunity to explore different areas every time we stay. Mission Bay is a beautiful location with spectacular views and great rates. It is safe to say, we will be back again and again. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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Have you ever stayed at Mission Bay RV Resort? Or been to San Diego?


I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".


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  6. Mark Obleness Reply

    If want an expensive place to park your RV this the place. Absolutely no amenities!! No pool. No club house. Nothing to do with in the park. The restrooms and showers are OLD OLD OLD. The laundromat is a joke! Check Campland.

    • To each their own, but I disagree. I am personally not a fan of Campland. I think Mission Bay is very reasonable and with California weather being great most the year, there is no reason to book during peak season. There are fun events they put on for families, the park is beautiful on the water with the playground for the kids. The beach easily accessible and relaxing with numerous water activities available to rent. Not to mention, you a so close to San Diego attractions, like Old Town, that we are hardly at the site most the time.

  7. Great location. Close to everything. Restrooms need updating. The worst thing in the park are the speedbumps!!
    When you have an RV, it is ridiculous – please remove them.

  8. Campland is a spectacular place to spend your family’s summer vacation. As soon as school ends for summer break, families start arriving to enjoy Campland on the Bay, known for 50 years of family-friendly fun.

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