From exotic animals to thrilling rides, you'll find it in San Diego
The only hard part is choosing what to do first
San Diego is home to many of Southern California’s top attractions, with plenty of options for adventure-seeking, fun-loving explorers. Have a close encounter with an exotic animal. Take a wild ride down a 375-foot water slide. Step aboard a real aircraft carrier. Or even take a day trip to Disneyland, just a short drive north to Anaheim. Plus, you can save time and money with the multi-attraction Go San Diego card. Purchase attractions tickets right here on this site, just click to buy tickets from the list below.
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Maritime Museum of San Diego announces the return of Tim Flannery and Friends performing a colorful blend of folk, country, traditional music and storytelling Saturday, December 14, 2019.
“Flan” has spent more than thirty years in the Major Leagues as a baseball analyst for the MLB Network and currently as a broadcaster for NBC Bay Area Sports. He has consistently toured and played shows in support of his original music. The music now also serves another purpose: every cent from CD sales, merchandise, and ticket sales benefits his non-profit, the Love Harder Project, for anti-bullying and anti-violence programs across the country.
Cabrillo Sunrise 5K Fun Run & Walk 2020
Feb 8, 2020
Watch the sun rise over the city and then run or walk 5K through Cabrillo National Monument--San Diego's only national park. Spectacular ocean views in a unique setting at an hour of the day when the park is normally closed. Plus, your participation helps with the park's many programs, including science education for underprivileged children.
Event details and to Register, visit https://www.active.com/san-diego-ca/running/distance-running-races/cabrillo-sunrise-5k-2020?int=
Holidays at LEGOLAND
Nov 23 - Dec 31, 2019
Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND from November 23 to December 31 with music and twinkling lights and the world’s largest LEGO® Christmas Tree!
Belmont Park’s 8th Annual Beachside Fall Fest
Oct 4 - Nov 30, 2019
Belmont Park, San Diego’s iconic beachfront amusement park, returns with its 8th annual Beachside Fall Fest for guests of all ages in October and November. The magic of the season will transform the 94-year-old seaside park into a festive fall experience with shades of autumn leaves, hay bales and freshly harvested pumpkins; plus, FREE activities like trick-or-treating, live entertainment, kids’ activities and more!
Formerly known as BOOmont Park, Beachside Fall Fest will offer guests many of the same experiences through November such as festive-themed rides and attractions like the Giant Dipper, Tiki Town Mini Golf and Laser Tag; plus, the new fall Hay Maze. Seasonal in-park treats and savings on unlimited fun and food like Kids Free October* deals will also be offered.
The Balboa Park Explorer Passes are San Diego's best cultural value. The one-day pass offers admission to 5 museums, while the multi-day (seven consecutive days) offers admission to all 17 museums, with savings of more than 50%. The Multi-Day Explorer/Zoo Combo includes the Balboa Park Multi-Day Explorer Pass plus a one-day admission ticket to the San Diego Zoo, all for one low price.
The Go San Diego Card all-inclusive pass allows you to visit as many attractions as you’d like for one low price. The more you do the more you save…up to 55% vs. paying at the gate. Choose as you go from over 40 top attractions including the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, LEGOLAND, SeaWorld and more.
Or if you already know which attractions you plan to visit you can "Build Your Own" Go San Diego Pass. Purchase any 2 or more attractions and save 20%.
San Diego is packed with great things to see and do including these top theme parks and attractions.
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First Timer Trips to San Diego
Special 1-day itinerary highlights top attractions
To help you make the most of a first-time visit to San Diego, we've developed a special day-long itinerary highlighting some of the city's top attractions.
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Save Big with San Diego Passes to Local Attractions
Southern California’s Best Discounts
Whether you are a seasoned traveler or striking out to explore the San Diego area for the first time, discounts on attraction admissions, dining and shopping can help make the trip more enjoyable and the money last longer, especially if you are traveling as a family.
Day Trip to Disneyland - Hooray!
Tips for a day trip to the Magic Kingdom
Local San Diegans head to the Magic Kingdom for day trips all the time and so can you. Here are a few tricks to successfully navigate a successful day.
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