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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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Must-See California Theme Parks & Attractions

San Diego is packed with great things to see and do including these top theme parks and attractions.

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

Just minutes from downtown, explore the history, legacy, and future of this ever changing, always amazing cultural park.

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SeaWorld San Diego

Spread across 190 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for its amazing animals, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides, beautiful landscaping and education programs for all ages.

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Nov 23, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is a holiday waiting to be made, with seasonal shopping, festive food and drinks, and stunning live shows.

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Fee Free Day at Cabrillo National Monument

Sep 28, 2019

On this date, the entrance fee is waived at Cabrillo National Monument. There are only a few days a year this occurs. In 2019, the fee free days include 1/21/2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 4/20/2019 First Day of National Park Week, 8/25/2019 Founders Day and National Park Service Anniversary, 9/28/2019 Public Lands Day, and 11/11/2019 Veterans Day. The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

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DISCOVERY CART TOUR

Feb 25, 2019 - ongoing

Sit back in the comfort of our expedition cart, as you enjoy a 60-minute guided tour of the Zoo led by one of our knowledgeable guides. As you explore the Zoo together, your guide will share stories about the plants and animals in our care, and how our conservation research is making an impact worldwide. The Discovery Tour route includes areas of the Zoo not seen from the Guided Bus Tour, and the small group size allows us to answer all your questions! Step off the cart for a closer look at some of your favorite critters, and snap some amazing photos, as you enjoy this unique Zoo experience.

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Toddler Time: Little Aquarium Artists

Sep 25, 2019

Our popular toddler series is back! From storytime and live music, to art activities or animal interactions, Toddler Time is a fun and engaging event for our littlest guests ages 5 and under and an accompanying adult. Every other Wednesday showcases a different activity with a special guest. Check the website for details. Included with admission. 


This week, get hands-on with interactive beginner painting exploration (process bases) using paint brushes and stamps with author  and artist Spramani Elaun. This art experience uses earth-friendly art supplies and participants will take home their art. 

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Must-See California Theme Parks & Attractions

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

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SeaWorld San Diego

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Nov 23, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020
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Fee Free Day at Cabrillo National Monument

Sep 28, 2019
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DISCOVERY CART TOUR

Feb 25, 2019 - ongoing
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Toddler Time: Little Aquarium Artists

Sep 25, 2019
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San Diego Zoo Experience

Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo SeaWorld Area
Valid: Mar 28 - ongoing

Add a fun experience to your stay when you book this package. Includes 2 general admission tickets to the San Diego Zoo, plus hotel parking during your stay and a welcome bag. Additional tickets can...

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Old Town Western Inn
Valid: Dec 19, 2018 - ongoing

Stay 3 nights and save 15% off on your next stay at the Old Town Western Inn.

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La Valencia Hotel
Valid: Jan 9 - ongoing

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