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5 Things You Can’t Miss at Belmont Park This Fall (Including a Fall Festival)

Trick or Treat Your Family to These Autumn Experiences at Belmont Park

Belmont Park in Mission Beach, San Diego is a historic 97-year-old beachfront amusement park with rides, food and loads of fun for all ages. Parking and admission are free, so you can enjoy a wallet-friendly day by the beach! Race on the go-kart track or snack on seasonal fall treats. It’s not just witchful thinking—there’s so much to explore this autumn at Belmont Park in Mission Beach. Here are five festive attractions to check out this season! Fall Fest Belmont Park


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Beachside Fall Fest

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Looking for a place to take the family this autumn that has a little bit of everything? Beachside Fall Fest is back at Belmont Park from Sept. 9 through Oct. 31, and you can expect various activities for all ages. The park transforms into a fa-boo-lous fall wonderland where couples, friends and families can enjoy live entertainment, festive beers on tap and experiences (like trick-or-treating) and more. Don’t miss the seasonal go-kart track and the variety of sweet treats like fall-themed, caramel-dipped apples!


Enjoy the Ride(s)

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Thrill-seekers—gear up for some fun! You’ll find an unbe-leaf-able amount of adrenaline-boosting amusement for both kids and adults. For the adventurous ones, there’s rides like the Giant Dipper roller coaster, Control Freak, Beach Blaster, Tilt-A-Whirl and more. Small children can ride the more mellow attractions like the Liberty Carousel, Wave Jumper and Mic Drop. Buy an annual pass, a park pass for the day or ticket bundles for individual rides depending on how often you’ll be visiting.

Local Insight: If you’re a San Diego local or can make it to the park at least twice per year, the annual pass more than pays for itself!


The Sweet Escape

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Add a little spice to your San Diego getaway with an escape room adventure. Escapology is a live-action game that allows you to solve riddles, find clues and work together with your team to locate the keys to get to the next room. There are three themed rooms to choose from: Antidote (secret government laboratory), COD3 (biggest virtual hacking heist) and Budapest Express (an escaped murderer). These escape rooms pair story-telling with problem-solving. We can’t reveal much more, so you’ll have to unravel it for yourself. Can you escape the room in 60 minutes or less?

Fall Fest Belmont Park

Shopping on the Boardwalk

Shopping on the Boardwalk

Bring a piece of Belmont Park home with you. Purchase souvenirs, novelties and other beach gifts and apparel while you stroll around the park. From Belmont Beach Gifts & Apparel‘s huge range of shirts, keychains and magnets to Beach Trader‘s beachwear and beach art, you’ll find items to remember your trip for years to come. There are even carts sprinkled throughout the park that sell sea shells, sunglasses and stuffed animals. Don’t go home empty-handed after your fang-tastic autumnal amusement park experience.



Best View in the House

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Catch boo-tiful autumn sunsets, play games and snack on vegan ceviche and carne asada tacos at Beach House. Not only does Beach House serve delicious cuisine with a newly refreshed menu, but the oceanfront eatery also transforms into an outdoor concert venue with DJs, music and events throughout the season. Plus, they have a skate park and entertaining games to play, like cornhole and Giant Jenga. Make it a special evening by renting a table or a cabana for bottle service. The buoyant ambiance of this 30,000-square-foot venue makes it a must-stop spot for fall in San Diego.


Belmont Park
3146 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109


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Carmen Varner is a North County San Diego-based writer and social media manager. She writes about food, beverage, lifestyle, and travel. You can find her tending to her patio garden, sipping on Earl Grey tea, or looking up a fun place to visit.




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