Mission Valley in San Diego, California is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the San Diego area. This is a great place to explore, especially for those interested in touring the missions as this has been an initial Spanish Settlement site.
The City of San Diego’s official website has an entry on Mission Valley describing the whole area. It also mentioned the history of the community as well as the attractions that can be found in the area.
“Throughout the history of Mission Valley, the San Diego River has been a primary attraction, first as a source of fresh water and later as a scenic recreational asset. After the Kumeyaay Indians came the Spaniards, locating the Mission San Diego de Alcala there in 1769. Sand and gravel extraction was introduced in 1913, and began in earnest about 1923.”
Check out the full write-up here.
Tourism in Mission Valley
The San Diego Tourism Authority has described Mission Valley to those who are interested to tour the area. In their article they mentioned that Mission Valley is conveniently located and at the same time, provides affordable leisurely activities for both locals and visitors.
“Outdoor enthusiasts can play 18 holes at the Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley or go hiking and rock climbing in Mission Trails Regional Park. Cultural attractions in the area include the Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first of 21 missions established in California, and Old Town State Park with 12 acres of Mexican lore and historical sites. Quaint boutiques, mouth-watering restaurants, colorful art galleries and festive theatres also populate Old Town, making it a not-to-be-missed stop. Mexican cuisine is the specialty in Old Town.”
Check out the rest of the spots to explore when in Mission Valley in the original post here.
Top Spots in Mission Valley
WikiPedia has an entry on Mission Valley where it mentioned some of the top spots to visit in the area. They also mentioned the history, schools, as well as interesting facts about the community.
“Toward the eastern end of Mission Valley lies Mission San Diego de Alcalá, for which the valley is named. At the southwestern end overlooking the valley is Presidio Park. At the foot of Presidio Hill lies Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, the original site of the town of San Diego. All three attractions are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Three major shopping malls located in Mission Valley are Fashion Valley Mall, Hazard Center Mall and Westfield Mission Valley.”
Read about the whole entry here.
Mission Valley is a great place to explore, especially when interested in historic details of the whole San Diego area.