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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Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.
Mar 23 - May 12, 2019
Thousands of beautiful butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in this much anticipated annual celebration at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park presented by Wheelhouse Credit Union, March 23 through May 12. Guests can walk through the Butterfly Jungle, a greenhouse filled with butterflies of all colors and sizes. There’s a special thrill in being surrounded by these fluttering beauties—and guests wearing bright colors may find the winged wonders perching on them! Enjoy taking amazing photos and “putting a face to a name” using the butterfly identification guides provided.
Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo
Jun 16 - Sep 2, 2019
Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo! Come “rock and roar” every day this summer with live music, fun shows, and special animal encounters. The fun begins before the sun goes down with an amazing trampoline act, Dr. Zoolittle’s special performances, and African-themed entertainment for the whole family. Musicians will serenade and engage guests with tunes ranging from classic rock riffs to jaunty brass band sounds to sweet beats from throughout Africa. A procession of larger-than-life animal puppets headline and end-of-the-evening performance that is sure to wow viewers of all ages.
There’s so much to do, see, and hear at Nighttime Zoo—it’s a good thing summer hours are longer!
May 24 - May 27, 2019
The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. The lineup of activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage. Events also offer the community an affordable and inspiring way to kick off summer in San Diego on one of the most iconic museums in the world.
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%.
This package provides all you need for a fun and easy getaway for the whole family. Spring break planning has never been so stress-free!
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San Diego is packed with great things to see and do including these top theme parks and attractions.
Awesome Attractions for the Whole Family
Adventures await for kids and adults alike
San Diego is well-known for its world-class attractions that are a haven for younger kids and teenagers, who may even be surprised by how much they can crank up the fun.
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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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