SoCal may have bigger, glitzier theme parks, but if you enjoy the traditional vibe of an old boardwalk and amusement park, spend an afternoon at Belmont park. Deals are often available, and you can get ride wristbands online in advance to save time when you get there. Some of the deals were just updated, so check them out below.
WHAT TO EXPECT: The park’s Giant Dipper roller coaster is a fan favorite, one of west coast’s two original oceanfront roller coasters still operating. Belmont Park also features San Diego’s largest indoor heated swimming pool, called The Plunge. Catch the sheet waves in the wave pool generated by FlowRider and FlowBarrel technology.
Some other park favs include the Laser Maze, Sky Ropes, and Sky Climb, Chaos spinning ride, wave machine, children ride go-karts, indoor miniature golf, and arcade game classics like Pac-Man, Guitar Hero and skeeball. You can grab a snack at Belmont Park’s many boardwalk eateries, and shop for coastal kitsch at nearby shops.
WHY IT’S SAVVY: The park offers a more intimate setting than SoCal’s more well-known giant theme parks, with less walking required to see the entire park. Plus, admission and parking are free, so getting in is easy. Pay as you play or — even savvier — get ride wristbands in advance and save time and cash.
Although Belmont Park has changed shape and modernized since opening in the 1920s, surviving vintage attractions such as the Giant Dipper roller coaster and the Plunge swimming pool stand as fun reminders of the park’s family-friendly roots… –Belmont Park
GET IT NOW: Unlimited Ride Wristband — Get it here for $17.95 – $28.95 from our travel partner. Print-At-Home and use Any Day (but note expiration date). Getting ride tickets online in advance saves time.
DEAL 1: Belmont Park Unlimited Ride Wristband x 2– Get two wristbands here for $14 (reg. $28.95) from one of the big daily deal websites. This is a limited time offer, so get it before it’s gone.
DEAL 2: Belmont Park Mini Golf — Get 44% Off here from one of the daily deal sites. Two options …
- $9 for one round of mini golf for two (reg. $16)
- $18 for one round of mini golf for four (reg. $32)
COUPON: No coupon available at this time. Check this space for future coupons and codes.
WHEN: Belmont Park is always open, but individual rides and attractions have different schedules. Most open at 11am.
SAVVY TIPS: To make your visit a little savvier …
- Where to Park — You’ll find four free public parking lots available, but they fill up fast so get there early, especially on sunny weekends.
- ADA Accessible — View their Accessibility Guide PDF here.
- No-No’s — No smoking, and no pets except for guide and service dogs. Also no skateboarding, running, rollerblading, bicycling.
- Airport Shuttle — Stuck at San Diego Airport for a few hours? You can take a 20-minute bus or shuttle directly to Belmont Park from the airport.