Welcome to Bay Park
A relaxed San Diego neighborhood with trendy restaurants and stunning Mission Bay views
Nestled in the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Bay Park is one of San Diego’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods. Boasting incredible views of the sparkling water, Bay Park is considered a hidden gem among San Diego’s more exposed cities. This unassuming enclave is completely free of pretension, evoking the laid-back feel of a classic seaside town, yet sports a thriving restaurant scene and endless potential.
Called San Diego’s most livable neighborhood, Bay Park offers perhaps the most convenient location of all the city’s suburbs, sitting just minutes from the 5 Freeway and situated in the center of San Diego’s most dynamic areas. With trendy, upscale restaurants, spectacular sunsets, and a booming craft beer scene, Bay Park seamlessly blends the cosmopolitan vibe of a sprawling city with the suburban tranquility of a quiet residential neighborhood. A relatively young community, Bay Park was first developed in the 1930s, and many of the homes here are comfortable mid-century designs, while, tucked into the hillside, stunning custom-built estates feature luxe amenities, and spectacular ocean vistas.
What to Love
Relaxed and suburban, Bay Park pampers residents with a tranquil residential feel, plenty of outstanding bistros, and a picturesque setting. Supportive of local businesses, Bay Park is an ideal place for entrepreneurs and business owners to set up shop, and many restaurants and boutiques here are owned by residents, creating not only a warm, community-centric feel but also cultivating an eclectic and exciting collection of restaurants and independent designer shops you won’t find anywhere else.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Bay Park may be young compared to other San Diego towns, but this vibrant neighborhood is leading the way when it comes to foodie culture. Begin with a visit to Morena Boulevard, which boasts a carefully curated collection of bistros and boutiques, as well as Bay Park’s vibrant nightlife. Stop in at the industrial-chic Luce Bar and Kitchen for elevated American gastropub fare, or visit the elegant Baci for a romantic dinner for two and an upscale menu of Italian classics like Osso Buco Milanese, as well as an extensive wine selection. Bay Park Fish Company provides ocean-to-table seafood and a relaxed atmosphere for a casual lunch or dinner with friends, while the laid-back High Dive invites guests to indulge their youthful spirit with games of pinball and a menu of pub bites. If Mexican food is what you crave there is no shortage of restaurants serving up delicious tacos in one of San Diego's most popular destinations called Old Town. Our go-to spot with the best tortillas is Old Town Mexican Cafe with a delicious assortment of Mexican dishes, a fun atmosphere, and delicious margaritas. Weekends call for a treat from neighborhood favorite Rose Donuts and a latte from the cozy Bay Park Coffee.
Things to Do
Bay Park makes the beach your playground and offers plenty of ways to enjoy the stunning scenery and balmy San Diego weather. Mission Bay Park invites adventurers to get out on the water for sailing, surfing, kayaking, and water skiing. One of the nation’s largest waterfront parks, this aquatic playground spans an impressive 4,600 acres of land and water. If you prefer mornings on the golf course, Tecolote Canyon Golf Course offers an award-winning championship course. Just a short trolley ride away, Old Town San Diego provides a charming village atmosphere and a fascinating display of historic architecture, while Western Hills Park delights with its grassy knolls, children’s play area, and loungy spots for sunny picnics. For a day in the sun, locals head to the Tennis & Racquet Club where you can enjoy a game of tennis or plan doubles of pickleball while the kids can grab easy bites and lounge by the pool.