Best Outdoor Summer Activities in San Diego

Best Outdoor Summer Activities in San Diego

Summer in San Diego is ideal for spending the day in the sun and enjoying the coastal weather and ocean views. So whether you’re making plans for Labor Day or a weekend getaway, Belmont Park is the perfect beachfront experience, from thrilling rides to memorable meals.

belmont park boardwalk
belmont park boardwalk

Fun For All

Belmont Park is known for its thrill-seeking rides. You’re able to plan an adventurous afternoon with the family or for date night- with plenty of rides that are fun for all ages.

Giant Dipper

Belmont’s Giant Dipper is the iconic beachfront roller coaster. It was initially built in 1925, and in 1990 it was designated a National Historic Landmark! Now, this vintage coaster has more than 2,600 feet of train tracks and 13 hills- with unexpected twists, turns, and ocean views that will keep you on your toes the whole time. Don’t forget to snap a photo with this National Landmark!

big dipper belmont park

Liberty Carousel

This carousel transports the rider to a golden time in historic San Diego. With exceptional detail, hand-painted scenes are found on the carousel: Father Junipero Serra discovering the Mission San Diego, the Spirit of St. Louis flying over the Giant Dipper, the Hotel del Coronado, and girls on horseback in a 20’s beach scene.

carousel belmont park

The Carousel itself fits many riders- 30 feet in diameter, with 800 lights and spins to nostalgic carousel tunes. All ages are welcome aboard!

Grab A Pick-Me-Up

If you’re searching for a quick bite with a great outdoor atmosphere or looking to soak up the beachfront views, we’ve selected some of our must-see dining spots.

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El Jefe

This one-of-a-kind taco shop is nestled right along the Mission Beach boardwalk, with tasty and authentic Mexican food. El Jefe has the best prices and views you won’t find anywhere else on the boardwalk. This is a family-friendly environment for walk-up dining and encompassing excellent service to care for every guest.

Beach Treats

Snack on some mouth-watering sweet treats by the seashore! Beach Treats carries monster cones, shaved ice, and other satisfying sweets. So enjoy the Mission Beach boardwalk with a sugar rush!

tasty treat belmont park

Watch the Sunset

The Mission Beach boardwalk and Belmont Park have spectacular views for sunset. End the day with a sunset you’ll hold close to your heart.

Beach House

End your outdoor activity-filled day at Beach House– a beachfront bar with unique activities like outdoor games, fire pits, a tiki bar, and outdoor cabanas. Then, sit back and sip from a drink list while you unwind and watch the evening sky.

In addition, Beach House will be offering an outdoor summer concert series. Throughout the summer, you’ll be immersed in catchy tunes, great drinks, and an unforgettable San Diego experience!


For an upscale and award-winning dining experience, Cannonball offers Pacific Rim-inspired California cuisine, shareable appetizers, and craft cocktails. Experience local San Diego culture with Acoustic Sunsets; every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., a featured local San Diego artist performs as you dine and relax.

Ride Through Mission Beach Boardwalk

Grab a bike or rollerblade rental and ride along the Mission Beach boardwalk. Feel the breeze on your face and watch the night sky light up as you take in the views. Mission Beach has character everywhere you look- whether you’re a local San Diegan or visiting, you’ll want to check this off your bucket list.

arial view belmont
arial view belmont

Visit Belmont Park

From outdoor dining, cocktails, and fun- Belmont Park has the best outdoor activities San Diego has to offer. With our beachfront experience, the fun never ends. Stop by our 18-hole Tiki Town mini-golf range, Escapology Escape Room, and classic arcade for more adventure and activity. Are you lounging the day away? Club Aqua is our premium beach rental service; relax and enjoy the beach views without the stress.

With new restaurants and games opening soon, remember to stay up-to-date with Belmont news on our Instagram and Facebook. Then, let the summer fun begin!


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