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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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San Diego Water Parks

San Diego is a water-loving town and in addition to 70 miles of beautiful coastline, the destination has built a handful of awesome water parks, providing fun alternatives to a beach day.

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SeaWorld San Diego

Feed and interact with white beluga whales at SeaWorld San Diego. 

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Legoland California

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San Diego Zoo

An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit amazing habitats for animals such as gorillas, tigers, sun bears, flamingos, mandrills, polar bears, birds of paradise, giant tortoises, leopards and more.

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Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

Jan 28 - Feb 20, 2017

Celebrate Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy riveting performances from the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei inside Mission Bay Theater®. Be awed by lion dancers on the Festival Stage and take in the beautiful scenery and décor. Fill your appetite with Asian-inspired food and drinks like our mouth watering Bao sandwich and Sweet Lunar Stuffed Pancakes. Start a new tradition at SeaWorld's Lunar New Year.

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Expedition at Sea: R/V Sally Ride

Dec 8, 2016 - ongoing

Combining science, art, and technology - along with hands-on learning for young aquarium guests - Expedition at Sea will provide a new lens through which visitors of all ages can connect with the global research activities of Scripps Oceanography scientists.

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Tidepooling Adventures at Birch Aquarium

Mar 11, 2017

Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders.

For ages 2+. Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium

Feb 26 - Mar 26, 2017

Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders.

For ages 2+. Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Pre-registration is required.

Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium

Mar 25, 2017

Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders.

For ages 2+. Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Pre-registration is required.

Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium

Feb 11, 2017

Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders.

For ages 2+. Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Pre-registration is required.

Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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$13 Whale Watching Cruise Special During Migration (Save $23)

Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportsfishing
Valid: Jan 17 - ongoing

Enjoy 2.5 hour whale watching cruises with multiple times daily to choose from. Departing from Newport Beach view gray whales on their migration along with finback whales, minke whales, humpback...

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3rd Night Free

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Valid: Jan 12 - Mar 31, 2017

Book a two-night stay and receive night three for free!

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Stay & Save at the Omni San Diego Hotel

Omni San Diego Hotel
Valid: Jan 18 - Feb 6, 2017

SAVE 20% OFF OUR BEST AVAILABLE RATES Get away for a little while at Omni San Diego Hotel and receive 20% off our best available rates on select nights in January & February. Go ahead and take a...

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