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Photo By Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld® San Diego

In addition to 70 miles of beach and plenty of sunshine, summer in San Diego also comes with plenty of family fun and excitement at world-class attractions.

OCEAN EXPLORER: DEEP SEA DISCOVERY

SeaWorld San Diego

Ocean Explorer

Dive in to SeaWorld's new realm of deep-sea discovery, Ocean Explorer. With multiple undersea bases featuring unique aquariums and digital technology. Unlock the ocean's greatest mysteries and plunge to new depths in your mini-sub on the interactive ride Submarine Quest. Get up close to some of the ocean's most fascinating creatures like a giant Pacific octopus, elusive moray eels and Japanese spider crabs that measure nine feet from claw to claw! Then take a spin on three new family-friendly rides inspired by the sea. Team up with SeaWorld researchers in this immersive new world, Ocean Explorer.

When: Opening Summer 2017

Electric Ocean

Surf beyond your expectations as the sea comes alive at night and dive into Electric Ocean, SeaWorld's all-new summer nighttime celebration! Electric Ocean is an outrageous festival of lights, music, and life that's as vibrant as the sea itself. Give yourself permission to voyage into exotic underwater worlds that come alive as the sun sets with brilliant energy, electrifying dance music, and dazzling light. Join live performers inspired by playful sea creatures at the party along the shore where world-class DJ's transform the night into an all-ages club beneath the waves.

When: June 17 - September 4, 2017

> Find out more about Electric Ocean

AFRICA ROCKS AT SAN DIEGO ZOO

San Diego Zoo

Africa Rocks at San Diego Zoo

This spectacular, eight-acre exhibit complex will transform an entire section of the Zoo, replacing the 1930s-era exhibits in Dog and Cat Canyon. Africa Rocks will showcase Africa's diverse habitats, from kopjes and woodlands to highland savanna, tropical forest, and rocky shoreline. The distinctive wildlife that calls these areas home will be the stars: rock hyrax and klipspringers, baboons, leopards and vervet monkeys, sociable weavers and sunbirds, several species of lemurs, and - returning to the Zoo since the 1970s - African penguins. Africa rocks will include a spectacular, state-of-the-art habitat for a large flock of endangered African penguins.

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Nighttime Zoo offers visitors a different perspective on the Zoo. The summertime event includes special performances from a variety of artists, but the animals continue to steal the show.

When: June 18 - September 4, 2017
> Find out more about Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

This year's Summer Safari at the Safari Park will "explore the world" with exciting entertainment from locales around the globe, including Africa, Thailand, Idsia, the Pacific Islands, and Mexico. Enjoy acrobatic feats, rhythmic drumming, colorful music and dance, a flag-filled, world-themed show, and much more.

When: June 24 - August 13, 2017
> Find out more about Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Aquatica SeaWorld's Waterpark

Aquatica SeaWorld's Waterpark

Aquatica is set to make a splash with a combination of high-speed thrills, a relaxing beachside resort atmosphere, up-close animal encounters, and heated resort pools and children's attractions. Big Surf Shores, Loggerhead Lane, Slippity Dippity, Walkabout Waters and Kata's Kookaburra Cove will all be heated to a relaxing 78-80 degree temperature! Also adding to guest comfort this year are additional shade structures, shade trees, lounge chairs and dining tables.

Open Dates:
- Daily: May 26 - August 27, 2017
- Select Dates: August 31 - October 8, 2017
> Find out more about Aquatica SeaWorld's Waterpark

SURFER'S BAY

LEGOLAND California Resort

At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park.

Surfer's Cove

This competitive water raceway is designed for children to compete against each other by jumping on a mat and racing down one of six water slides in this California beach themed expansion of LEGOLAND Water Park. Surfer's Cove includes a new "spray ground" with multiple water jets splashing on and off and plenty of new LEGO models to create a fun place to cool off.

>Find out more about LEGOLAND California

Balboa Park After Dark

Balboa Park

Balboa Park After Dark

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, enjoy extended evening hours at eightmuseums, as well as food trucks and entertainment throughout the Park on select dates.

When: May 26 - September 1, 2017
> Find out more about the Balboa Park After Dark

Mission Beach's Belmont Park

Belmont Park

Located on the surf and sand of Mission Beach, Belmont Park is San Diego's only beachfront amusement center! From the historic Giant Dipper roller coaster to the famous simulated wave machines and four dynamic oceanfront restaurants, Belmont Park is the quintessential Southern California beach experience.

> Find out more about Belmont Park

Living Coast Discover Center

Living Coast Discover Center

Back to Nature

Forget your worries, escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and reconnect with your wild roots. Join us for Back to Nature, an interactive exhibit featuring new animals such as parrots, mice, iguanas, falcons, frogs, and more! Be among the first to walk through our new Native Pollinator Garden, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees while learning about the role of native pollinators in our everyday lives. As we celebrate our 30 year anniversary, we invite you to look back to simpler times on the Sweetwater Refuge and leave your troubles back in the city.

When: Thru September 4, 2017
> Find out more about Back to Nature

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

This summer the aquarium will feature a full line-up of exhibit events, guest lecturers and the summer Green Flash Concert Series.

> Find out more about Birch Aquarium at Scripps

USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museums

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

Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument

A visit to San Diego's "only" National Park offers tremendous views of the San Diego region and excellent opportunities to explore the natural, historical and cultural history of the area.

> Find out more about the Cabrillo National Monument

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