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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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Inside Look Tours at the San Diego Zoo

Feb 22, 2019 - ongoing

The Inside Look Tour is a two-hour entertaining and educational adventure offering special behind-the-scenes views and interesting information about how we take care of our animals. It is filled with experiences and stories you can’t get anywhere else. You’ll be part of a small group traveling the Zoo on foot and in a shuttle cart visiting off-exhibit areas. See the Zoo the way everyone wishes they could—from behind the scenes! Which Inside Look will you choose?

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MMSD hosts Parade of Lights Viewing & Dinner

Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2019

Maritime Museum of San Diego has been known for years as the best place on the waterfront to view the annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, which takes place along the north embarcadero.

 

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Birch Aquarium’s Haunted Aquarium:Sea Monster Mash

Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2019

Enjoy close encounters with Scripps Oceanography scientists and search the exhibits for unusual underwater creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium. Discover a sea of glowing monsters (big and small), get sticky with slime, enjoy spooky stories, and boo-gie down to live music, all while having a monstrously good time. Recommended for ages 2+.


*This is a special after-hours event. You will need to purchase a separate ticket for the special event. The aquarium closes between 5 and 6 p.m. General admission discounts and coupons do not apply. Kids Free in October coupons cannot be used for this event.

**Member discount is available only for pre-purchase tickets, which are sold online. Member guest passes cannot be used for Haunted Aquarium.

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2019 Halloween Spooktacular

Sep 21 - Oct 27, 2019

Our Halloween Spooktacular is our biggest fall festival, with weekends brimming with family fun. Catch spooky live shows, join in on Halloween activities and let the little ones trick-or-treat throughout the park in a safe, family-friendly environment.

This popular event is included with park admission, and takes place every Saturday and Sunday from September 21 through October 27, 2019.

 

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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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Inside Look Tours at the San Diego Zoo

Feb 22, 2019 - ongoing
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MMSD hosts Parade of Lights Viewing & Dinner

Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2019
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Birch Aquarium’s Haunted Aquarium:Sea Monster Mash

Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2019
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2019 Halloween Spooktacular

Sep 21 - Oct 27, 2019
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San Diego Zoo Package

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Valid: Jan 24 - ongoing

Let us help you plan the San Diego family vacation of your dreams. With the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa's San Diego Zoo package, experience the best that San Diego has to offer with ease. Take...

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Four Points by Sheraton San Diego - SeaWorld
Valid: Jun 5, 2019 - ongoing

Use your AAA/CAA Membership card to receive exclusive savings. 

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Hotel Indigo - San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Jul 8, 2019 - ongoing

IHG® has over 5,500 hotels worldwide, and is pleased to welcome AAA/CAA members with hotel deals and discounts (at participating hotels). In addition to hotel discounts, IHG® Rewards Club...

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