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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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SeaWorld San Diego

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

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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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Perspectives Lecture: The Lion and the Mouse

Oct 9, 2017

Breaking waves and swirling water take on new meaning when viewed through the lens of an oceanographer. At this month’s Perspectives Lecture, The Lion and the Mouse: How the Motions in the Ocean Impact our Planet, join Jennifer MacKinnon as she illuminates how these dynamic small-scale phenomena hold the key to understanding global processes.

Doors open at 6:30; lecture from 7-8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for Public Admission, $5 for Students and Educators, and free for Birch Aquarium Members. RSVP is recommended for this popular event.

Annual Memberships are also available. For more information or to RSVP, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu or call 858-534-5771. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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Kids Free in Oct at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017

Throughout October, kids receive free admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! Join us, and let your wild ones meet ours.

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Full Moon Pier Walks

Oct 5, 2017

Discover the 100-year history of pier-based data collection at Scripps while walking along the Scripps Pier on an exclusive moonlit tour.

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Food Truck Friday

Jun 2 - ongoing

Kick off the perfect San Diego weekend at Balboa Park's Food Truck Friday event! Each Friday evening from June 2 to September 29, visitors can enjoy live entertainment while eating gourmet dishes served by a rotating selection of more than a dozen food trucks parked in Balboa Park's historic Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. A foodie's paradise, the diverse selection of popular local food trucks serve everything from appetizers and main courses to desserts and specialty beverages, all in one convenient location. A different family-friendly musical group performs each Friday night in the Plaza de Panama, and park organizations will offer an array of fun, hands-on acitivites for kids. Select museums, including the San Diego Museum of Art, will keep their doors open after hours as well.

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SeaWorld San Diego

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Perspectives Lecture: The Lion and the Mouse

Oct 9, 2017
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Kids Free in Oct at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
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Full Moon Pier Walks

Oct 5, 2017
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Food Truck Friday

Jun 2 - ongoing
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The Westgate Hotel
Valid: Jul 20 - ongoing

Slip away and enjoy a luxurious getaway for some rest and relaxation. This package includes an overnight stay in a Premier Room, $50 breakfast credit per day that you can use in the comfort of your...

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Bristol Hotel
Valid: Mar 6 - ongoing

Ignite your own memorable moments and discover downtown San Diego with this Great Escape Stay Package!

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The Westgate Hotel
Valid: Jul 20 - ongoing

Book now and enjoy a $100 credit to use anywhere in The Westgate Hotel or AquaVie!

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