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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 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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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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Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

Feb 2 - Feb 18, 2019

Come celebrate SeaWorld San Diego's family-friendly Lunar New Year event, where you'll enjoy a riveting Chinese acrobat show, be awed by lion dancers, and be enveloped in wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and aromas characteristic of Asia. 

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SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

Mar 9 - Apr 28, 2019

Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld's Seven Seas 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.

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Naval Art & Plein Air Painting Exhibits

Feb 23 - ongoing

Maritime Museum of San Diego is proud to announce the opening of two new exhibits for maritime and art enthusiasts Saturday, February 23 – September 30, 2019. The new exhibitions are included with general admission ticket purchase and located aboard the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley Gould Eddy and Compass galleries.Arthur Beaumont’s “Art of the Sea” curated by The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine will be open in the Gould Eddy gallery, located on the lower deck of the Berkeley. Beaumont’s body of work encompasses numerous portraits of specific naval vessels. Open concurrently with the Beaumont art exhibit, the Museum is proud to introduce “At Shore & Sea” on display in the Compass Gallery located on the main level of the Berkeley featuring PAPASAN artist works.

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Swift Boats at War in Vietnam

Jan 7 - ongoing

Swift Boats at War in Vietnam is a compilation of thirty-eight firsthand accounts of sailors and officers who fought on the Patrol Craft Fast (PCF). These are their stories of heroism, humor and heartbreak, told in first-hand accounts and photos by the men who were there, 50 years ago.

Based on the book Swift Boats at War in Vietnam, this immersive new exhibit lets you experience their courage under fire. Weekend bay tours on a real Swift Boat are available for an additional charge.

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

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SeaWorld San Diego

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Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

Feb 2 - Feb 18, 2019
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SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

Mar 9 - Apr 28, 2019
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Naval Art & Plein Air Painting Exhibits

Feb 23 - ongoing
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Swift Boats at War in Vietnam

Jan 7 - ongoing
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Locals Staycation in La Jolla

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Valid: Jan 7 - ongoing

We're showing major love to our locals with this special package exclusive to West Coast (best coast) residents only. Includes: Complimentary self parking and $65 breakfast credit. Must provide proof...

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La Valencia Hotel
Valid: Jan 9 - ongoing

Save 30% on suites with a three-night minimum stay based on availability and get more room for less.

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Long Weekender Package

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Valid: Jan 1 - ongoing

Turn your weekends into mini vacations with the Long Weekender package and save up to 40% on Sunday nights with a 3+ night stay. Rediscover where you live or explore some place completely new. ...

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