About the area:
Mission Valley is a wide valley trending east-west in San Diego, California, through which the San Diego River flows to the Pacific Ocean. Due to its massive size, it is divided into two neighborhoods: Mission Valley East and Mission Valley West.
Mission Valley serves as an important shopping and entertainment center for San Diego. Some newly-built condominiums and apartments can be found in the area as well. Much of the valley floor consists of parking lots.
To the east up Mission Valley is Mission San Diego de Alcala, for which the area is named. At the southwestern end is Presidio Park.
Three major shopping malls located in Mission Valley are Fashion Valley Mall (Mission Valley West), Hazard Center Mall (Mission Valley East) and Westfield Mission Valley (Mission Valley East). The frontage roads parallel to Interstate 8 from Presidio Park to Highway 163 are named Hotel Circle North and Hotel Circle South, for the many hotels and motels located on them. Other commercial developments can be found in the valley as well, including smaller shopping plazas, auto malls and vocational schools.
Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers and the San Diego State University (SDSU) Aztecs football teams, is located in Mission Valley East near the I-8/I-15 interchange. Nearby, Dave & Buster's restaurant and entertainment venue is located at the intersection of the I-8 and I-805. At the outlet of Mission Valley is SeaWorld, Mission Bay, and many other San Diego attractions.