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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Take a Wildlife Safari at the Safari Park! This exclusive, one-hour tour takes your own private group on a safari excursion in an open-air truck to see a variety of African wildlife in their savanna habitat. Your expert guide will share stories and insights about the animals as you travel through the open savanna, the perfect way to see some of the Park’s best-known residents and newest babies up close!
Fireworks at SeaWorld
Apr 5 - May 30, 2021
The spectacular SeaWorld Fireworks show is back! Celebrate spring with a visit to SeaWorld and end your day watching fireworks light up the sky! Fireworks begin at 7:45pm on the dates listed below.
Enjoy SeaWorld fireworks safely with limited capacity and enhanced safety procedures. Take in the spectacular presentation from a variety of physically-distanced viewing areas available around the park.
Monday, April 5
Tuesday, April 6
Wednesday, April 7
Thursday, April 8
Friday, April 9
Saturday, April 10
Sunday, April 11
Spark up your nights at SeaWorld with a fireworks show every day through April 11. Then, every Friday and Saturday, plus Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend through May 30.
SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival
Mar 5 - May 2, 2021
Oceans of flavor and fun are waiting at SeaWorld. From foodies to families, everyone will find tasty delights among more than 125 distinct (and mostly new this year!) offerings. It’s the most we’ve ever had, and it makes Seven Seas the biggest theme park food festival in San Diego.
Explore more than 25 unique recipes from around the world (plus a new vegan-only station) to pair with over 75 craft beers and over 25 cocktail and wine selections. Revitalize your taste buds as you share this welcoming, open-air experience select dates, March 5 – May 2. Add a taste of live acoustic guitar or jazz shows, and enjoy exciting sights and sounds at our new Polynesian dance presentations.
Make your plans today to embark on a special culinary voyage at SeaWorld San Diego, select dates in March and April!
Polar Bear Cam
Jul 29, 2020 - ongoing
Being at home doesn’t have to be a “bear” when you can catch all the action on the San Diego Zoo’s Polar Cam, and other live wildlife cams featuring animals at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. From their habitat to yours, these livestreaming video cams provide “being there” views of wildlife as they explore, eat, swing, roll, pounce, scratch, and play through their day.
Balboa Park is America’s largest urban cultural park. Experience all it has to offer with a Balboa Park Explorer Pass! You will have access to more than a dozen venues including museums, gardens and more, with big savings over buying admission to individual venues. Add the San Diego Zoo to a Multi-day Pass for the ultimate Balboa Park experience!
The Go San Diego Explorer pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Save up to 60% on admission to 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions of your choice. Choose from a list of over 50 top attractions and shows, including your choice of San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Speed Boat Adventures, Go Car Tours, jet ski rentals, snorkeling, kayaking bike rentals, and more. Enjoy the flexibility to choose attractions as you go and take up to 60 days to use your pass.
San Diego is packed with great things to see and do including these top theme parks and attractions.
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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.
8 Can’t-Miss Experiences at SeaWorld San Diego
Come Face-to-Face with the Wonders of the Sea
SeaWorld San Diego is the ultimate combination of oceanic inspiration, animal amazement, immersive education and awesome thrills. Learn about SeaWorld’s rescue and rehabilitation efforts, get up-close-and-personal with your favorite animals and brave the world-class coasters … it’s all part of a SeaWorld day. Check out these eight unforgettable experiences at SeaWorld San Diego.
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Virtual San Diego: Bringing Culture and Attractions to You
While social distancing and travel restrictions have many around the world staying home, people everywhere can still feel the warmth and joy of a San Diego experience through a number of virtual connection opportunities.
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