Mission Valley San Diego

Travelers’ Guide to Mission Valley San Diego

As the summer heat fades and the pleasant embrace of fall settles in, Mission Valley in San Diego emerges as a captivating destination for travelers seeking a mix of adventure, culture, and relaxation. With an array of attractions that cater to diverse interests, this vibrant neighborhood invites you to discover its hidden gems and enjoy a memorable fall getaway. From sporting spectacles to historical landmarks, here’s why you should consider a stay at Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle when  visiting Mission Valley this season.


Visit Snapdragon Stadium (6 miles)


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Sports aficionados will find themselves in the heart of excitement at Snapdragon Stadium. Home to the San Diego State University Aztecs, this stadium buzzes with energy during football games, creating an unforgettable experience for fans of the sport. Witness the thrill of live college football and immerse yourself in the spirited atmosphere that only a stadium can provide. Plus, Snapdragon is also the site of large, arena-scope entertainment events, including upcoming concerts from Coldplay, Guns N’ Roses, Alice in Chains, P!nk, Brandi Carlisle, and many more.  

2101 Stadium Way, San Diego, CA 92108


Skydive Indoors at iFly (2.7 miles)


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iFly San Diego offers an exhilarating experience of indoor skydiving for those seeking a truly unique adventure. Feel the rush of the wind as you soar in a vertical wind tunnel, simulating the sensation of freefall — without having to jump out of an airplane. Whether you’re a seasoned skydiver or a first-timer, iFly promises an unforgettable experience adrenaline junkies will love.

2385 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108


Tee Off at Riverwalk Golf Club (0.8 miles)

Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego

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Duffers of all levels will appreciate the lush landscapes and challenging courses at this picturesque, pro-level course. Nestled along the scenic San Diego River, this club offers three nine-hole courses, each with its own character and challenges. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just getting into the swing of things, the serene setting and well-maintained fairways here will provide a delightful day out on the links.

1150 Fashion Valley Rd, San Diego, CA 92108


Get in Some Retail Therapy at Fashion Valley Mall (0.6 miles)

Experience a shopping haven that beckons with upscale elegance. This open-air destination offers an array of coveted stores nestled amidst lush greenery, including luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Prada, where you can indulge in high-end fashion. You’ll also discover lifestyle brands like Apple, H&M, and Zara. Beyond the shopping, Fashion Valley offers a culinary journey with an impressive lineup of restaurants, making it the perfect destination for a day of shopping, fine dining, and memorable experiences.

7007 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108


Travel Back in Time at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala (5.7 miles)

Immerse yourself in the wonder of the past at this historic sacred-ground settlement, which was the first of California’s 21 historic missions. The site and structure showcase stunning Spanish colonial architecture, and offer a glimpse into the region’s era of exploration. Explore the peaceful grounds, admire the intricate details of the church, and learn about the mission’s role in shaping San Diego’s heritage.

10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108


The Serene Escape of Presidio Park (1.8 miles)

Find solace amidst nature’s beauty at this storied park, a tranquil haven boasting lush green spaces, historic churches and panoramic views of San Diego. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, enjoy a picnic with loved ones, or simply relax while admiring the cityscape. This hidden gem is the perfect place to unwind and savor the crisp fall air.

2811 Jackson St, San Diego, CA 92110


Discover Delicious Delights at Mission Valley Restaurants

Couples enjoying delicious delights at mission valley restaurant

After a day of exploration, refuel your senses by exploring Mission Valley’s considerable culinary scene. Indulge in titanic tastes that cater to diverse palates and preferences at these and other exceptional dining destinations:

  • Arlo: Offering modern American cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean influence, this elegant eatery offers fine dining in a stylish environment. (0.3 miles, 500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108)
  • Lapper Kitchen + Tap: Head in for classic comfort food with a twist, perfect for families and friends looking for a casual yet satisfying sit-down. (0.6 miles, 500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108)
  • Puesto: Inventive and flavorful Mexican fare made with locally sourced ingredients. The vibrant setting and creative combinations make this a must-visit for taco enthusiasts. (1.3 miles, 5010 Mission Center Rd, San Diego, CA 92108)
  • Fig Tree Café: Start your day with a hearty breakfast at this community gathering place where fresh ingredients and inventive dishes are the stars of the menu. (1.9 miles, 7710 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108)
  • Bunz: A Burger Joint: Days Inn’s on-site eatery offers classically elevated pub fare, including piled-high nachos, made-to-order salads, beer-battered fish tacos and — of course — some of the best burgers around. (just steps away!) 


Discover Mission Valley at Days

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There’s no better place from which to explore Mission Valley than Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle! We’ve got a central location, excellent amenities, unbeatably comfortable accommodations, and lots of special offers to choose from. So when you’re ready to plan, we’re ready to help make your Mission Valley adventure as memorable as it can be!