This is a list of the local smaller fun places for family fun, or couple fun, or just you fun. (I knew that wouldn’t be funny)
Ride the Giant (wood build) Dipper at Belmont Park San Diego or swim in the 174 foot Plunge. Many food and gift shops dot this area sitting steps away from the ocean. There are lots of things to see and do here plus a great beach. 3146 Mission Blvd, Mission Beach (619) 491-2988
Camelot Park family Entertainment
67-700 E. Palm Canyon Drive Cathedral City (760) 770-7522 Miniature golf, bumper boats, go-carts, laser tag, motion simulator ride, batting cages and lots more. 10,000 sq ft arcade.
3500 Polk Street Riverside. (909) 785-3000 or (909) 785-3031 Just off the 97 freeway. At Tyler off ramp. Lots of rides, food and games. One of our favorite haunts.
The 2008 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event not only for Orange County and Los Angeles but Southern California . .http://www.christmasparadeboats.com/
Located on the Santa Monica pier in Santa Monica. Great wild rides with an ocean view. Shops, food and games. (310) 260-8744
Scandia Recreation Center
1155 Wanamaker Ave Ontario (909) 390-3092 Roller Coasters, Thrill rides, Miniature golf, Racecars, Video games and much more.