SAN DIEGO FANATIC
Mission Beach is a favorite for many reasons. You have the Mission Beach roller coaster. (The Giant Dipper) Which was built in 1925, it is one of only two oceanfront roller coasters still operating on the west coast. Cost to ride 6 dollars. Belmont Park has "The Plunge" which is a huge indoor pool and there are also many great rides and things to do in Belmont Park. There is some parking behind the roller coaster, there is a huge parking lot (Beach Parking) the next (go South) entrance past the roller coaster, you can also park your car at Mission Bay Park and walk across the street. Go South on West Mission Bay Drive you'll see a lot on the left.
Then there is the beach, restaurants, bars. The boardwalk is perfect for a long bike ride, run or roller blade and there is a huge parking lot. Pretty much a
vacationers paradise. Across the street is the Mission Bay park with picnic tables and fire rings so that you may barbecue.