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Don't Miss San Diego


From exotic animals to thrilling rides, you'll find it in San Diego.

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. 

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The only hard part is choosing what to do first.

There’s a San Diego attraction for every style of adventurer.   Plus, you can save time and money with a multi-attraction Southern California CityPass or a Go San Diego card. For in-person information, stop by San Diego's Visitor Information Centers, located on the San Diego Big Bay Embarcadero at Harbor Drive.  You can also advance purchase attractions tickets right here on this site, just click to buy tickets from the list below.  

San Diego Attractions

Things to Do
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Save with Discount Passes to Local Attractions

CityPASS and GoCard offer discounts on multi-day packages for big savings. 


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.


SeaWorld San Diego

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


Legoland California


Fall in San Diego


Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

Dec 9, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

During Jungle Bells, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Guests enjoy lighted animal sculptures, live animal presentations, festive music, holiday treats, storytelling, and, of course, Santa Claus.


Kids Free in Oct at San Diego Zoo

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016

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


LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat Party Nights

Oct 1 - Oct 29, 2016

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND® California Resort is back with more Halloween excitement and extended Park open hours!


Kids' New Years Eve at LEGOLAND

Dec 31, 2016

"Midnight" comes early for families at LEGOLAND California Resort, celebrating the New Year together without missing their bedtimes.


LEGOLAND California Tours

Jun 16 - ongoing

Enjoy a day at Legoland with Five Star Tours!


Sea World California Attraction Tours

Jun 16 - ongoing

Experience SeaWorld with its many attractions, shows and sea life exhibits with Five Star Tours.


Deals just for you


Save $136 or more at 4 Famous Theme Parks

Southern California CityPASS
Valid: Jan 1 - ongoing

Save $136 or more with Southern California CityPASS - an admission card that gives you 1-day admission to SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, PLUS a 3-day Park Hopper® ticket to Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park.


Build Your Own Pass to Top San Diego Attractions!

Go San Diego Card by Smart Destinations
Valid: Jun 8 - ongoing

Save 20% off admission when you choose 2 or more attractions Pay nothing at the gate Take up to 30 days to visit the attractions you choose Your pass is valid for one year from the purchase date and is fully refundable if unused.


Kids Play and Ride Free at Belmont Park

Belmont Park
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016

1 Free Child with Purchase of Adult Unlimited Ride Wristband. 1 Free child's Unlimited Laser Tag wristband with purchase of adult’s Unlimited Laser Tag wristband. One Free Cotton Candy w/ the Purchase of a Ice Cream Cone at The Sweet Shoppe!

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Mission Bay and the surrounding beaches is truly a water-lovers paradise.

If it's the water that you love there's no where in Southern California that gives you more choices to get out on the water and play.  From sailing and fishing, to surfing and tide pooling, you'll find it all here.  


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