For a lovely time without adrenaline overload, board this floating bar disguised as a stern-wheeler paddleboat. It offers 30-minute...
Rents bikes and skates ($5/12 per hour/day), plus surfboards ($15 per day) and wetsuits ($10 per day) at Pacific Beach. It also takes...
Mission Bay Sportcenter
Old-fashioned neighborhood dive bar with front-row views of the Belmont Park roller coaster. It draws an unpretentious crowd for events...
Watch the surf while enjoying ‘California coastal cuisine,’ an ever-changing all-day menu of inventive dishes from the sea (lobster...
Lonely Planet review
This old-style family amusement park at the southern end of Mission Beach has been here since 1925, and when it was threatened with demolition in the mid-1990s, community action saved it. Now there’s a large indoor pool, known as the Plunge , and the Giant Dipper , a classic wooden roller coaster that’ll shake the teeth right outta your mouth, plus bumper cars, a tilt-a-whirl, carousel and other classics.
More modern attractions include wave machines like Flowrider , for simulated surfing. Even if it sits on dry land, it’s pretty much to San Diego what the Santa Monica Pier amusement park is to LA.