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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 9 - April 28, 2019 (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 25 - September 1, 2019 (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.

Tidal Twister Roller Coaster

When: May 2019
SeaWorld San Diego's new dueling roller coaster, Tidal Twister, will make its debut in May 2019. A first-of-its-kind adventure, this unique ride is an exhilarating experience that demonstrates the power of the ocean. Accelerating to 30 mph, riders will twist and bank as if riding the tide along a tight figure-8 track that includes a dynamic zero-G roll at the center section. Two trains, holding 16 passengers each, load at opposite ends of the figure-8 track and cross in the center with guests facing both forward and backward on the trains. A height requirement of only 48" makes this a perfect ride for younger guests and family members.

Monkeys at Africa Rocks exhibit.

San Diego Zoo

Africa Rocks

San Diego Zoo's Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks spotlights the amazing biodiversity found on the African continent, with unusual and striking species ready for their rise to fame. Ushering you into each new habitat are rock formations unique to their regions - from the craggy granite outcroppings of the kopje, to the jagged, layered tsingy rocks of Madagascar, to the smooth, wave-worn boulders of the South Africa coastline. Discover the headliners of Africa Rocks - these amazing animals and plants will have you starstruck!


When: April 6 - 21, 2019
Come celebrate spring by taking a Yaycation at the San Diego Zoo! As the days grow longer, the Zoo bursts into bloom with fun for the whole family. Join us for oodles of special animal experiences, a fun treasure hunt, tasty limited-time treats, and laughter with Zany Dr. Zoolittle, as the San Diego Zoo Rock Radio DJ adds to the lively beat.

Butterfly jungle

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Butterfly Jungle

When: March 23 - May 12, 2019
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 Days

When: February 16 - 18 & 23 - 24, 2019
Movie Days celebrate the release of The LEGO® Movie™ 2: The Second Part and are filled with fun activities for guests, including photos with the cast, a scavenger hunt, and a LEGO build activity inspired by the blockbuster film. This spring, you can also see the debut of "LEGO® City 4D - Officer in Pursuit," a new 4D short film exclusive to LEGOLAND parks that combines dazzling 3D computer animation with 4D real-world effects. LEGOLAND® California Resort celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019 and is giving children aged 12 and under a free admission on their birthday.

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.

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Sea dragon at Birch aquarium.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Seadragon Exhibit

When: May 2019
Be on the look out for a new exhibition that brings seadragon conservation to the forefront, set to open by Memorial Day 2019. The exhibition will be home to weedy and leafy seadragons as well as several species of seahorses and pipefish. With an expanded seahorse nursery, hands-on experiences for young learners and a sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes Seadragon Lab, the exhibition will immerse guests into the underwater lives of seahorses and seadragons, while giving them a peek into the work Birch Aquarium's world-class husbandry team is doing to ensure the species survive into the future. Additionally, this spring through summer the aquarium will feature a full lineup of exhibit events, guest lecturers and the summer Green Flash Concert Series.

> Find out more about Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Balboa Park in San Diego

Balboa Park

Food Truck Fridays

When: June 1 - September 28, 2019
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

New Art Exhibits

When: February 23 - September 30, 2019
Maritime Museum of San Diego will open two new exhibits for maritime and art enthusiasts. Arthur Beaumont's "Art of the Sea" encompasses numerous portraits of specific naval vessels, including mighty aircraft carriers and battleships, as well as personal yachts of presidents and celebrities. The exhibit "Sea and Shore" will display plein air art that features San Diego's beautiful beaches, tidepools, estuaries, harbors and marinas. The new exhibitions will be included with general admission ticket purchase.

> Find out more about the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Living Coast Discover Center

Living Coast Discovery Center

Trail to Bay Challenge

When: February - March, 2019
This spring, become an outdoor champion and join the #TrailToBayChallenge! Take the challenge by attending three hikes and one cleanup hosted by the Living Coast Discovery Center. Groups that complete the Trail to Bay Challenge will get a family four pack valued at $64 (one per household). The challenge takes place every weekend at various locations. Additionally, the Living Coast Discovery Center has adventures for everyone - from VIP Animal Encounters and daily feedings to tours and wildlife camps.

> 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




$3 Off Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Valid: Dec 27, 2019 - ongoing

Looking for fun with a side of science? La Jolla’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the place for you. As the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch...


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Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Valid: Dec 27, 2019 - ongoing

Looking for fun with a side of science? La Jolla’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the place for you. As the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch...

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