Hotels in Mission Valley, San Diego, put you in the heart the city's Old Town, a place with an unparalleled role in the history of the American West. It's the site of the first Spanish settlement in California, where some of the oldest buildings in the state still stand, but today's Mission Valley also draws in visitors as a prime entertainment and shopping district. Find a San Diego flight today for a journey into California history.
The ruins that remain of the Presidio of San Diego, which was established in 1769, are in Presidio Park, a four-acre green space and National Historic Landmark overlooking Mission Valley. The original site is now marked by the Junipero Serra Museum, where you can learn about this earliest of all Spanish settlements in the state. Mission Valley hotels also put you close to the Old Town San Diego Historic Park, where preserved historic buildings from 1820 to 1870 show you what life was like in San Diego long before it became a destination for beach-seeking tourists. See stores, a stable, a schoolhouse, a blacksmith's shop, and a newspaper office. This desirable area of San Diego doesn't just appeal to history buffs. Book a vacation to San Diego for the whole family and take the kids to SeaWorld, located on the edge of Mission Valley. The valley ends at Mission Bay, a saltwater lagoon surrounded by the largest aquatic park in the country. Wander its pedestrian pathways, or take to the water with a sailing, jet-skiing, or wakeboarding excursion. And you can add shopping to your itinerary: Westfield Mission Valley and Fashion Valley Mall are just two of the area's major retail destinations.
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