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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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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jul 20 - Sep 6, 2021

Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo. Come "rock and roar" every day this summer with live music and other amazing entertainment experiences. There's so much to do, see and hear at Nighttime Zoo - it's a good thing summer hours are longer!

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Aquatica Waterpark Summer Season

May 29 - ongoing

Aquatica San Diego features guest experiences from serene to extreme, with water play as endless as the sea itself, and is home to a variety of exotic animals, providing an educational component to a waterpark visit that is both unexpected and enriching.

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$10 Historic Bay Cruise w/general admission!

Jun 10 - ongoing

Launched in 1914 to her removal from regular service in 1996, Pilot enjoyed an active career as San Diego’s chief pilot craft – assisting almost every one of the thousands of major commercial ships to enter or leave the bay during that time. Restored by the Maritime Museum of San Diego and relaunched in 2002, Pilot provides visitors with an educational tour of our Bay. The 45-minute Bay sightseeing tour takes guests out on the water in a large loop first heading toward North Island and the Aircraft Carriers, then stopping at buoy 22. Guests will then head just under Coronado Bridge and make a port (left) turn around one of the bridge pillars. The vessels then heads back towards the Maritime Museum along the downtown side of the waterfront.  Several attractions will be highlighted along the way as guests enjoy the fresh air and view.

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2nd Annual Oceanography Merit Badge Days

Jul 31 - Aug 14, 2021

Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s largest collections of historic vessels, fascinating exhibits, and on-the-water adventure guest experiences, will host the 2nd Annual Oceanography Merit Badge Days Saturdays, July 31, August 7, and 14, 2021. The Museum invites scouts and BSA youth to enroll and earn their Oceanography Merit Badge through attendance at one of three classes held on three consecutive Saturdays at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Classes will run 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Scouts must complete one class to earn their Oceanography Merit Badge.

 

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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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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jul 20 - Sep 6, 2021
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Aquatica Waterpark Summer Season

May 29 - ongoing
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$10 Historic Bay Cruise w/general admission!

Jun 10 - ongoing
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2nd Annual Oceanography Merit Badge Days

Jul 31 - Aug 14, 2021
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Weekyay Special Offer At The Westgate Hotel

The Westgate Hotel
Valid: Mar 8 - ongoing

Stay one night, get the second night 50% off Sunday through Wednesday. Guests will enjoy shorter lines and smaller crowds while exploring San Diego. 

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Pet Package! Furry Friends, Sit, Stay, Relax.

Andaz San Diego
Valid: Apr 5 - ongoing

Sit, Stay, Relax. Bring your furry friends and enjoy our Andaz Pet Package which includes: -Waived Pet Fee -Pet Bed and Bowl -Welcome Treat and Toy Available all year!

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STAY 3 & SAVE $100

Grande Colonial Hotel
Valid: Mar 19 - ongoing

Stay more and save more and find paradise all at the same time…right here in the Village of La Jolla, just a block from the ocean, with our “Stay 3 and Save $100”...

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