While children spend all their days daydreaming about pushing paper, answering office phones, and filling out spreadsheets, adults long for the fragrant adventure-lands of their youth. Today's Groupon delivers sweet nostalgia to the old and novel excitement to the young: for $8, you get nine holes of mini-golf at Belmont Park along with unlimited saunters through its mirror and laser mazes, $5 worth of arcade tokens, and the refreshment of Chipstix and a cold soda or water.
The historic attractions of Belmont Park have enchanted mail clerks and amateur parrots for more than 80 years since the opening of the iconic Giant Dipper roller coaster and Plunge Olympic Pool. Refusing to remain static, the park has expanded and integrated new entertainment pulls over the years. The black-light mini-golf course provides nine holes of addictive frustration, glow-in-the-dark geometry, and humbling humiliation. With putting secured under one's golf-belt, a sojourn at the funhouse world of the Magical Mystery Mirror Maze can aid in the embrace of altered perception as California’s only mirror maze of its kind, where long halls of mirrors unfold to the sound of '60s psychedelic music, and a million reflections of yourself unite to find an exit. Enter the Laser Maze with or without a spandex-nylon suit for a timed course of laser evasion. Normally, $20 gets you the Super Combo Package, which includes 9 holes of mini-golf, the laser-maze–mirror-maze combo, and 20 tokens; chipstix and soda usually runs $5.
With spring break fast approaching, those without plans need not spend a week without the thrill of local attractions. Buy multiple Groupons and give them away as gifts to fellow thrill-seekers looking to revive old memories and create new ones. For a heaping handful of quarters, you can fill an entire day next to Mission Beach with putting, reflecting, and contorting to your youthful heart’s content.
The Mission Beach attractions at Belmont Park hold a near and dear spot in the hearts of many. Yelpers and an IgoUgo user give three stars, Google Mappers and Insider Pagers give four stars, and TripAdvisors give four owl eyes:
- This is classic fun, the adults will like it because it will remind them of their childhood vacations and the kids will enjoy it because it's fun. – Alana T., Insider Pages
- Belmont Park beachfront amusement park is a very charming old park you won't want to miss if you're planning a trip to Mission Beach/Bay. – debzilla, IgoUgo
- This place is still fun for the whole family. And it being on the beach and across from the bay makes it all the more fun. – Dad, Google Maps
3146 Mission Blvd
San Diego, California 92109Get Directions