Mission Beach (92109)
Considered one of San Diego's ultimate beach towns, Mission Beach boasts 45,000 residents, mostly young and single. Belmont Amusement Park holds the historic roller coaster, "Giant Dipper", along with the Boardwalk, that connects Mission Beach to Pacific Beach (which also is lined with restaurants and clubs). Saska's restaurant on Mission Blvd. is over 50 years old and has great steaks and seafood and serves late. The Beachcomber and The Pennant bars in South Mission are the OMBAC staples and have not changed in years. Bahia Hotel and Luigi's Pizza anchor Belmont Park district. Bayside Walk and Ocean Front Walk are the most expensive streets, with South Mission commanding the highest prices.
Pacific Beach (92109)
Located between Mission Beach and La Jolla, Pacific Beach is a bustling beachside community filled with over 44,000 residents, mainly students and young professionals. The boardwalk is always busy, filled with runners, bikers, roller bladders, and people watchers. Garnet Avenue has become a popular night spot, with bars, clubs, and restaurants, giving visitors plenty to do. Pacific Beach, or "PB", as referred to by locals, features street fairs, such as the annual, "PB Block Party", a "Taste of Pacific Beach Festival", and the weekly, "Farmer's Market". Sail Bay has many great bay front condominiums along Pacific Beach Drive and Riviera Drive and there is Crown Point on the SE side of the Mission Bay. The boardwalk extends all around the bay and the bayfront homes are a finite commodity and afford a very special view. The Catamaran Hotel is a local landmark and there is a great shopping district a la Melrose Blvd. on Garnet Avenue. Cass Street Bar and Grill, Rocky's, Poor Boy Subs, Mr. Sushi, and Sushi Ota are some favorites along with family style Filippi's Pizza Grotto.