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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Platypus Cam: Presented by Animal Crossing: New Horizons Game
The underwater world of the Safari Park’s platypus pair is as close as your online smartphone or computer. Relax by watching Birra and Eve—the only platypuses living outside Australia—as they swim and frolic in their world-class habitat’s three pools, naturalistic riverbanks, extensive tunnels and nesting areas.
Giraffe Cam: Presented by Fiesta
May 18 - ongoing
Giraffes, rhinos, and more! Enjoy this live view of the African Plains habitat from the Kijamii Overlook at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
LEGOLAND Water Park Season!
Mar 21 - ongoing
With slides to ride and rafts to build, the sun is always shining at the LEGOLAND and CHIMA Water Park!
Cabrillo Sunset 5K 2020
Jul 25, 2020
The Cabrillo Sunset 5K Fun Run & Walk is a fundraiser in support of the underfunded programs at Cabrillo National Monument.
The route passes the park's most important landmarks before linking with the road down to the tidepools - where participants can enjoy spectacular views as the sun sets below the horizon. The route is entirely paved, but challenging, with a significant incline (200 foot loss/gain) as participants return uphill and back to the Visitors Center. First place winners in Men’s & Woman’s division will qualify for fee entrance in the Americas Finest City (AFC) Half Marathon
Walk, run or cheer! All REGISTERED participants will receive a numbered bib and event T-shirt. Walkers, runners and baby strollers are welcome; this is an event for your entire family.
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!
The Go San Diego Explorer pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Save up to 60% on admission to 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions of your choice. Choose from a list of over 50 top attractions and shows, including your choice of San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Speed Boat Adventures, Go Car Tours, jet ski rentals, snorkeling, kayaking bike rentals, and more. Enjoy the flexibility to choose attractions as you go and take up to 60 days to use your pass.
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San Diego is packed with great things to see and do including these top theme parks and attractions.
10 Wild Adventures at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Discover Wide-open Wonder
If you’re looking for the ultimate animal experience, then check out the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. You’ll find tours that take you through beautiful habitats, guides who can introduce you to the animals, and even adrenaline-filled excursions. It’s all about getting acquainted with your wild side. Check out these 10 adventures at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Awesome Attractions for the Whole Family
Adventures await for kids and adults alike
San Diego is well-known for its world-class attractions that are a haven for younger kids and teenagers, who may even be surprised by how much they can crank up the fun.
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First Timer Trips to San Diego
Special 1-day itinerary highlights top attractions
To help you make the most of a first-time visit to San Diego, we've developed a special day-long itinerary highlighting some of the city's top attractions.
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