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Spring Break Attraction Action

New Rides, Experiences, Events and More

Get happy at San Diego’s world-class attractions — and discover all the new, family-friendly fun they have to offer this Spring! 

SeaWorld San Diego's Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld San Diego

New Emperor Roller Coaster

When: Opens March 12, 2022
Get ready for SeaWorld’s latest thrill ride to drop in March. And we do mean DROP: The Emperor is billed as the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in California. Plunge like a penguin (the ride’s inspiration) and accelerate up to 60 mph as you zoom through the loops of the adrenaline-inducing Emperor, which is also the state’s only floorless dive coaster.

Seven Seas Food Festival

When: March 4 - May 1 (Fridays-Sundays), 2022
Sip and sample your way through 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. The festival features fresh cuisine with local, sustainable ingredients and signature flavors from around the world.

Viva la Musica

When: May 7-29, 2022
Get into the rhythm of irresistible Latin music and cuisine in this festive celebration, featuring a live concert series, dance performances and a family-friendly party atmosphere in the Zócalo zone. Enjoy fish tacos, traditional pupusas and more as you take in the tunes and good times at this one-of-a-kind happening.

Attraction Action Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Wildlife Explorers Basecamp

When: Opens March 11, 2022
It’s a whole new world of wildlife adventure for kids and their families at the Zoo’s new, 3.2-acre exploration zone, which hosts more than 100 species in four distinct environments. The Basecamp features numerous interactive play opportunities and species-themed sculptures as well as opportunities to get up close to the plants and animals and learn about how we’re all connected to a healthy ecosystem. From a rain forest to wild woods to marsh meadows to desert dunes, the Basecamp offers a globetrotting journey of discovery!

Attraction Action Sesame Place

Sesame Place San Diego

Sesame Place San Diego

When: Opens March 26, 2022
Get ready to reunite with Elmo and the gang at Sesame Place, the only theme park on the West Coast based entirely on TV's beloved "Sesame Street.” Not only will Sesame Place San Diego offer a chance to hang out with all your favorite characters from the show, but it also will be chock-full of rides, from Super Grover’s Box Car Derby to Big Bird’s Beach — one of nearly a dozen water attractions. And the park will open as a Certified Autism Center, with designated quiet spaces and lots of pre-visit resources.

Attraction Action LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND California

LEGO Ferrari Build And Race

When: Opens in Spring 2022
Be the fastest driver on the block with Legoland California’s latest attraction. Race-car aficionados of all ages will get a shot at designing a model car and testing it on the track — plus an opportunity to sit in a life-size LEGO Ferrari F40 for a keepsake photo! The youngest guests also can get in on the fast-moving fun with a DUPLO® build zone for constructing cars out of bigger bricks.

Butterfly jungle

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Spring Safari, featuring Butterfly Jungle

When: March 19 – May 8, 2022
The Safari Park’s immersive wildlife experience will include semi-exclusive access to the Hidden Jungle aviary, which teems with colorful butterflies. With a ticketed reservation, visitors ages 3 and up can take in the delicate majesty of these fluttering wonders, and learn all about the park’s conservation efforts along the way.

Attraction Action USS Midway

USS Midway Museum and San Diego Maritime Museum

When: Throughout Spring 2022
A historic aircraft carrier and a fascinating fleet of vintage vessels make for see-worthy adventures on San Diego’s beautiful Embarcadero. Climb aboard the USS Midway for an unforgettable experience, featuring gorgeous views of the city and harbor from the carrier’s flight deck. Take in a self-guided audio tour and check out the Midway’s flight simulators, climb-in aircraft, ejection seats and cockpit and more. Then, muster yourself over to the Maritime Museum for a tour of the Star of India — the world's oldest active sailing ship, and a proud San Diego landmark — plus the stately Victorian Era steam ferry Berkeley, the USS Dolphin submarine, a replica of the 16th-century galleon replica San Salvador and more.

Attraction Action Balboa Park

Balboa Park

When: Throughout Spring 2022
No place captures the heart and soul of San Diego quite like Balboa Park, the 1200-acre oasis of art, culture, recreation and reflection just minutes from downtown. With its rich history, its eye-catching architecture and its bounty of museums and beautiful green spaces, the park is a must for any visitor. And the Balboa Park Explorer Pass is one of the best ways to experience it, providing discounts of up to 58% on regular admission at museums and more.

Attraction Action Belmont Park

Belmont Park

When: Throughout Spring 2022
From the signature swoops of the historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster to midway games, beachside restaurants, beer tasting and even rock climbing, Belmont Park offers something (or probably several somethings) for everyone. Revel in the fun and sun at this classic California destination along the Mission Beach boardwalk, just steps from the sand and surf.

Attraction Action Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins Habitat

When: Opens Spring/Summer 2022
This must-see aquarium, perched on a coastal hillside with sweeping views of La Jolla, is making big news this year with a habitat for some very small seabirds. The Birch will become the only aquarium in the Western United States to host the Little Blue species — the smallest penguins on Earth.

Attraction Action Petco Park

The San Diego Padres and Petco Park

MLB season and concert series

When: Opens April 14, 2022 (Padres' home opener)
Petco Park — home of the resurgent Padres and their contingent of phenomenal young ballplayers — brings big-league excitement right to San Diego's East Village, with views of the skyline and sparkling waterfront. But baseball is just the start of what's happening there: Petco also will host numerous pop concerts and other events throughout 2022. And not only does the park offer some of the best dining options of any baseball stadium in the country, but it's barely a bunt’s length away from the restaurants and nightlife of Downtown’s historic Gaslamp Quarter.

Exterior of the newly renovated Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Renovated and reimagined La Jolla location

When: Opens April 10, 2022
After a five-year closure for a full-scale re-envisioning, the flagship La Jolla location of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has now reopened with double its previous space and a design meant to showcase not only the museum's 4,700-piece collection but its breathtaking setting on the edge of the Pacific. Lead architect Annabelle Selldorf has created expansive gallery spaces bathed in natural light, and museum director/CEO Kathryn Kanjo’s opening exhibitions connect firmly to the institution’s San Diego roots. It all makes for a stunning rebirth.

Attraction Action Discount

Discount Passes

When: Throughout Spring 2022
For more great discounts on activities and attractions around San Diego, check out such excellent deals as the San Diego CityPASS, which can save you up to 40% on visits to SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland California, the San Diego Zoo and more; and Go City, with all-inclusive passes offering discounts of up to 45% on 50-plus attractions and happenings.

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Save $3.00 off Admission to the Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Apr 4 - ongoing

Come and explore our connection with the sea at the Maritime Museum of San Diego! Spanning 500 years of seafaring history, your visit to the Museum will give you a chance to step aboard an historic...

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San Diego Zoo Experience

Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo SeaWorld Area
Valid: Nov 22, 2021 - ongoing

Add a fun experience to your stay when you book this package. Includes 2 general admission tickets to the San Diego Zoo, plus hotel parking during your stay and a welcome bag. Additional tickets can...

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

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Jan 21 - ongoing

Join us at the Maritime Museum of San Diego for a high-speed 75-minute narrated Naval History Tour! The US Naval Vietnam-era PCF 816 Swift Boat Listed In National Register Of Historic Places is...

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