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Spring Attraction Action

Animal Encounters, Wild Rides and More

Let your smile lead the way to your next adventure at San Diego's world-class attractions this Spring with new rides, events, baby animals and so much more.

Spring Attraction Action

Spring into action and bring the family to discover what's new at San Diego's world-class attractions!

SeaWorld San Diego's Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld San Diego

Seven Seas Food Festival

When: March 7 - May 3, 2020 (weekends)
Sip and sample your way around the world of international street food traditions, craft beers and wines, and enjoy live musical performances along the way. Waves of flavor will tantalize the taste buds with gourmet offerings created by SeaWorld's Executive Chef and his expert culinary team. This event features fresh cuisine featuring local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world. Be sure to stop by the Polynesian Flavors stage during festival evenings to experience Polynesian Fire Dancing, an exciting display of time-honored traditional dancing mixed with fire instruments. The fire dancers will be sure to leave you alight in amazement with blazing performances.

Sesame Street Parade

When: May 9 - September 6, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays)
The Sesame Street Party Parade is marching Sesame Street excitement throughout SeaWorld. This colorful, musical, show-stopping parade is fun enough to get the whole family dancing. This event features everyone's favorite Sesame Street friends, themed floats, contemporary tunes including Sesame Street favorites and two show-stopping performances throughout the parade route. SeaWorld San Diego is the only place to see this exclusive parade experience in California.

Monkeys at Africa Rocks exhibit.

San Diego Zoo

Mission: Spring Break

When: March 28 - April 12, 2020
Banish the winter blues and come celebrate wildlife with the San Diego Zoo! New surprises await you each visit as you experience special presentations that reveal animals’ unique behaviors, meet wildlife care experts, go hands-on with kid-friendly activities, and more. Join the family fun under the sun.

Butterfly jungle

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Butterfly Jungle

When: March 21 - May 10, 2020
Butterfly Jungle, presented by Wheelhouse Credit Union, features thousands of beautiful butterflies - flying, floating and fluttering in an aviary that also includes exotic birds, lush greenery and flowers. Butterfly Jungle guests are able to walk leisurely among butterflies of all colors, shapes and sizes, take photos and learn more about these remarkable winged creatures. Guests are encouraged to wear bright colors and move slowly, to attract the butterflies. They may land on your shoulder, your head or anywhere they want! There will be more than 30 species hailing from, Central, South and North America, including eye-catching butterflies such as the zebra longwing, orange-barred tiger, Grecian shoemaker, giant swallowtail and blue morpho. In addition to butterflies, 22 exotic bird species - including the endangered Bali myna and Mariana fruit dove - share the aviary.


LEGOLAND California Resort

LEGO® Movie World

When: Opening Spring 2020
Movie World, opening ispring 2020, is based on the blockbuster films The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. The new land fully immerses you into the LEGO Movie universe and places you onto the streets of Bricksburg. On the flagship ride, Masters of Flight, guests hop aboard Emmet’s triple decker flying couch for a thrill-seeking adventure. Enjoy the rush of falling from Unikitty’s Disco Drop after being launched to the top of Cloud Cuckoo Land, then dropped, spun and bounced down to earth. Explore Benny’s Play Ship, ride a fully reimagined carousel, and meet Emmet and friends in Emmet’s Super Suite apartment.

USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

Visitors can explore this remarkable City at Sea and relive nearly 50 years of world history on the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century.

> Find out more about USS Midway Museum

Sea dragon at Birch aquarium.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Seahorse Behind-the-Scenes Tour

When: 10:30 AM Daily
Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at the unique and diverse world of seahorses. See and feed seahorse babies, learn about Birch Aquarium’s renowned seahorse breeding program, and understand what it takes to care for these unusual fish. Find out how all the pieces of the seahorse conservation puzzle come together on this first-of-its-kind behind-the-scenes tour! Additionally this spring through summer the aquarium will feature a full lineup of family friendly events, guest lectures, and the Green Flash Concert Series.

Balboa Park in San Diego

Balboa Park

Food Truck Fridays

When: June 5 - September 25, 2020
With blooming flowers, extended museum hours, evening concerts, summer camps, food trucks, and more, spring and summer sizzle in Balboa Park. Come for fun and enjoy family-friendly activities all day and into the evening.

Ships on San Diego's Embarcadero

Maritime Museum of San Diego

2nd Annual Festival of the Sea

When: May 23-25, 2020
Join the fun at the Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea, an exciting waterfront celebration of community and shared passion for the sea. The festival includes live music, refreshments, harbor bay tours, pirate adventures, sunset sails, gun battles, and more!

Living Coast

Living Coast Discovery Center

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind

When: March 21 - April 12, 2020
This spring, we’re bringing you closer than ever to wildlife! Meet our animals and their trainers as we show off their wild side and the unique adaptations that allow them to survive in the animal kingdom. Get ready to see some ruffled feathers and feel some scaly skins in new animal interactions offered every day March 21 – April 12.

> Find out more about the Living Coast Discovery Center

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World-Class Attractions|

SeaWorld San Diego

Spread across 190 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for amazing animal shows, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides, beautiful landscaping and education programs for all ages.


San Diego Zoo

An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit amazing habitats for animals such as gorillas, Komodo dragons, tigers, flamingos, mandrills, polar bears, birds of paradise, giant tortoises, elephants, and more.


San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park immerses you in an active, hands-on safari experience where herds of animals roam natural habitats in a vast reserve.


LEGOLAND California

LEGOLAND® California Resort has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. Inside LEGOLAND, you can conquer dragons, battle pirates and discover ancient treasures.


World-Class Attractions

SeaWorld San Diego


San Diego Zoo


San Diego Zoo Safari Park


LEGOLAND California

Plan Your Spring Fling



Kids Go Free to LEGOLAND® California

LEGOLAND California
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

LEGOLAND® California Resort is NOW OPEN! Awesome awaits at the LEGOLAND Theme Park, where families with children ages 2-12 can enjoy more than 60 rides, shows and attractions! New for 2021, THE...


75-minute Naval History Bay Tour Only $15***

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: May 29 - ongoing

Weekends Only Starting Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 29, Sunday, May 30, and Monday, May 31. The US Naval Vietnam-era PCF 816 Swift Boat Listed In National Register Of Historic Places is part...


Kids Go Free at San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

Located adjacent to downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, the Zoo is 100 acres in size and is home to more than 4,000 animals representing more than 650 species from around the world. Spend the day...

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