Belmont Park

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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.

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3.5 out of 5
1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is $159 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
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Paradise Point Resort & Spa
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4 out of 5
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The price is $239 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
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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 $199 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Nestled on the beach, this Central Mission Beach resort is just steps from Mission Bay and Bahia Point Beach. Mission Beach and Belmont Park are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,122 reviews)
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Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

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