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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Come and join in all the autumn festive fun as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park celebrates the season of color with special activities, entertainment, and culinary comforts.
October 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31
Mary Celeste Maritime Mystery Tour
Oct 29 - Oct 31, 2021
Maritime Museum Of San Diego Ghost Ship Experience Fun For The Family Halloween Weekend! Friday through Sunday, October 29-31st.
Join us for this fun, unusual, educational, challenging, somewhat spooky, and engaging activity for young visitors 12 and under to solve this lengendary unsolved maritime mystery of the sea.
Enter the Maritime Museum of San Diego and make your way to the official tall ship of the state, the schooner Californian. Learn from one of the Museum’s resident storytellers, and uncover clues before making your contest entry at the Museum Gift Shop located on the National and State historic landmark vessel, the steam ferry Berkeley.
The winner will receive a Maritime Museum of San Diego Tall Ship Adventure 4-hour Sail experience for four, valued at $400.00.
$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.
Sep 29 - Oct 31, 2021
Don't miss Howl-O-Scream, San Diego's newest and biggest nighttime Halloween event featuring multiple haunted houses, roller coasters in the dark, themed cocktail bars and more.
Evade angry haunts as they rampage through scare zones. Seek shelter indoors, only to find you've entered a house of horrors. Quench your thirst for fear with fiendishly delicious cocktails, beer, and spirits. Feel the monstrous electricity of a live show. Dance the night away at steam-punk themed dance club, The Underground. And deepen the thrills with a nighttime coaster ride. Above all, try to resist the eyes of evil that threaten to follow you everywhere. Experience the thrill of Howl-O-Scream, select nights NOW through October 31.
Balboa Park is America’s largest urban cultural park. Experience all it has to offer with a Balboa Park Explorer Pass! You will have access to more than a dozen venues including museums, gardens and more, with big savings over buying admission to individual venues. Add the San Diego Zoo to a Multi-day Pass for the ultimate Balboa Park experience!
Discover 55+ top San Diego attractions and save up to 45% with Go City. Choose a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7-day All Inclusive Pass and meet the animals at San Diego Zoo, spend the day at SeaWorld®, explore the impressive USS Midway, cruise the bay with Speedboat Adventures, and more!
Visit GoCity.com to choose the pass that's perfect for you.
San Diego is packed with great things to see and do including these top theme parks and attractions.
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8 Awesome Adventures at LEGOLAND® California Resort
Let Your Imagination Lead the Way
Think of LEGOLAND® California Resort as a “build your own adventure” kind of place. From the epic new The LEGO® Movie World™ expansion to classic rides, from giant water slides to itty-bitty miniature cities, you can’t go wrong. Don’t miss these eight awesome stops on your San Diego journey.
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Whether you are a seasoned traveler or striking out to explore the San Diego area for the first time, discounts on attraction admissions, dining and shopping can help make the trip more enjoyable and the money last longer, especially if you are traveling as a family.
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