Mission Valley can be found on part of the wide valley where the San Diego River runs. This community overlooks the beautiful Mission Bay. Because this area is so large, it is split into two parts: Missiona Valley East and Mission Valley West. Mission Valley has grown larger and larger over the years as new apartment and condo complexes pop up throughout the popular shopping district. More and more people are drawn to Mission Valley as the convenient shopping opportunities and great living opportunities become more widespread and luxurious.
First opened in 1969 and since renovated, Fashion Valley Mall is by the far the favorite shopping destination for residents. This modern, open air mall has quickly become one of the most popular shopping centers throughout San Diego County with its great boutique and department store sopping opportunities. Department stores like Macy's, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, JC Penney, and Saks Fifth Avenue are surrounded by other luxury boutiques and international designer stores. Mission Valley is also nearby Westfield Shoppingtown Mission Valley and Hazard Center Mall.
Getting to and from Mission Valley is a breeze, as this area is nearby many main thoroughfares, including I-8, I-5, and the 15 freeway. Residents can enjoy quick and convenient to the San Diego Aiport, the main business district, and many other parts of San Diego.
Some main attractions that bring visitors to this area include Mission Bay Park, with its many recreational opportunities, and Sea World San Diego, a marine mammal park that draws thousands of visitors every year with its wide array of wildlife species and favorite whale and dolphin shows.