Belmont Park

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Belmont Park showing rides

The amusement park at Mission Beachoffers lots of old-fashioned family fun, plus a range of newer thrill rides and attractions.

If the flashing lights, pumping music and high-speed rides of modern theme parks are overwhelming, then you’ll appreciate the gentler pace of the attractions in Belmont Park. Built in 1925 by local property magnate John D. Spreckles, the park was an instant hit thanks to attractions like the Giant Dipper roller coaster and the Plunge swimming pool. These are the only two original attractions that were kept when the park was restored in the 1980s.

Despite the dozens of newer rides, the Giant Dipper remains the most iconic feature of the park. Its curves dominate the skyline and you’ll see it from Mission Beach long before you enter the park.

The Wave House is a more recent Belmont Park attraction and features two new surf simulation rides, the Flowrider and the Flowbarrel. Rush Laser Tag and Arcade is great fun for groups, especially teenagers, but couples and smaller families may not get the same experience and atmosphere.

You’ll find plenty of other nostalgic attractions including an old-fashioned carousel and bumper cars. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for purchase at the ticket desk. Eateries at the park range from sit-down places like the Wave House Bar and Grill to fast-food options at the Patio Grill. With no admission fee, free parking and cheap food, Belmont Park is an inexpensive way to spend a day at the beach. Enter and leave as many times as you want throughout the day. In summer, head to the park at night for a great party atmosphere; it’s open until midnight on Friday and Saturday from mid-June through mid-August. You’ll find the lines for the rides less busy, or even non-existent, in winter, which makes the park a perfect holiday attraction even in the cooler months.

Top Hotels Close to Belmont Park

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
4 out of 5
1441 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is $161 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Situated on the waterfront, this spa resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mission Bay, SeaWorld, and Belmont Park. Mission Beach and Mission Beach Boardwalk are also ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,121 reviews)
"Location was great. The pool and waterslides looked fun!"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
Bahia Resort Hotel
Bahia Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $201 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Nestled on the beach, this Central Mission Beach resort is just steps from Bahia Point Beach and Mission Bay. Belmont Park and Mission Beach are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,008 reviews)
"We were very happy with the stay at your property. We hope to come back for a full week next July."

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Bahia Resort Hotel
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is $239 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in San Diego, this beachfront resort is in a regional park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mission Bay, SeaWorld, and Belmont Park. Mission Beach and Mission ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,348 reviews)
"Excellent place really feels like paradise beautiful all the way around"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
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Best Lodging Options Near Belmont Park

The Dana on Mission Bay
The Dana on Mission Bay
3.5 out of 5
1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is $144 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
4 out of 5
1441 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is $161 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
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Bahia Resort Hotel
Bahia Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is $201 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Bahia Resort Hotel
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is $239 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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Steps to beach! Ideal location in South Mission Beach!
San Diego, CA
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Oceanview Luxury Smart Home 2BR 2 Bath Sleeps 10
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The price is $400 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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