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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 a multi-attraction Southern California CityPass or a 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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CityPASS and GoCard offer discounts on multi-day packages for big savings.

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San Diego Water Parks

San Diego is a water-loving town and in addition to 70 miles of beautiful coastline, the destination has built a handful of awesome water parks, providing fun alternatives to a beach day.

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SeaWorld San Diego

Feed and interact with white beluga whales at SeaWorld San Diego. 

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Legoland California

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Holiday Attraction Action

San Diego's world-class attractions get all decked out for the holidays with plenty of snow, lights, appearances by Santa, festive shows, music and more.

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Kids' New Years Eve at LEGOLAND

Dec 31, 2016

"Midnight" comes early for families at LEGOLAND California Resort, celebrating the New Year together without missing their bedtimes.

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Expedition at Sea: R/V Sally Ride

Dec 8, 2016 - ongoing

Combining science, art, and technology - along with hands-on learning for young aquarium guests - Expedition at Sea will provide a new lens through which visitors of all ages can connect with the global research activities of Scripps Oceanography scientists.

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Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

Dec 10, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

Twinkling lights, festive foods, and merry performances transform the Zoo into a wild, glowing wonderland. Ride the Twinkle Light Trolley to tour an array of animal light sculptures, enjoy jingly, jazzy carols, acrobatic trampoline elves, and more. Plus, it is one more chance to see the larger-than-life centennial animal puppets of "The Journey" - lit up and aglow for the holidays in celebration of our 100th birthday. Join us for plenty of good cheer!

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LEGOLAND California Tours

Jun 16 - ongoing

Enjoy a day at Legoland with Five Star Tours!

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Nov 19, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017

In our wintery, watery wonderland, you can enjoy amazing live shows, meet Christmas characters and bask in the glow of one million Christmas lights. SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration® is where the season meets the sea.

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Holiday Night Lights at Birch Aquarium

Dec 15, 2016

Light up the holiday season with creatures that glow at Birch Aquarium at Scripps during Holiday Night Lights. Guests get hands on with glowing activities, meet scientists who study illuminating creatures, and make a glowing path on a bioluminescent carpet. Celebrate the season with living light! All ages welcome.

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Save $136 or more at 4 Famous Theme Parks

Southern California CityPASS
Valid: Jan 1 - ongoing

Save $136 or more with Southern California CityPASS - an admission card that gives you 1-day admission to SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, PLUS a 3-day Park Hopper® ticket to Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park.

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KIDS GO FREE with Paid Adult Ticket to LEGOLAND® California and SEA LIFE® Aquarium

LEGOLAND California
Valid: Oct 1 - Dec 25, 2016

One complimentary Child Ticket with each Adult Ticket.

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SeaWorld® All-Day Dining Package

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Valid: Feb 5 - ongoing

Explore the wonders of marine life at SeaWorld® San Diego, just minutes from Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. Enjoy over $90 in savings on your two night stay when you book our SeaWorld All-Day Dining Package.

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