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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 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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Must-See California Theme Parks & Attractions

San Diego is packed with great things to see and do including these top theme parks and attractions.

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

Just minutes from downtown, explore the history, legacy, and future of this ever changing, always amazing cultural park.

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SeaWorld San Diego

Spread across 190 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for its amazing animals, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides, beautiful landscaping and education programs for all ages.

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 16 - Sep 2, 2019

Stay after dark and celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo presented by One Medical, June 16 through September 2. Enjoy live music, fun shows, animal encounters, food, and more!

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Haunted Tales Aboard Maritime Museum Star of India

Oct 19 - Oct 26, 2019

Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to the annual Halloween Haunted Tales aboard Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship. The evening will be full of ghostly tales presented by our award-winning and theatrical Living History Education staff. They will recount tales of the Star of India’s past including the tale of a young crewman falling to his death. We will offer two opportunities for this spooky evening, on October 19 and 26, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Tours start at 6:00pm, with a new group of 25 guests starting every 10 minutes, with the last tour starting at 7:30pm. Total tour takes about 30 minutes. The Haunted Tales spooky adventure is free with general admission ticket purchase to the Museum, so come early and visit our entire fleet while you wait for your spooky tour to begin!

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Cheetah Safari

Feb 26, 2019 - ongoing

Witness the fastest land mammal up close and personal doing what it does best: run! Shiley's Cheetah Run, located near Lion Camp, is a unique, jaw-dropping experience for all guests that's included with Park admission. During Shiley's Cheetah Run, the sleek cat races on a straight 330-foot-long track that allows it to really stretch its legs and reach maximum speed of about 70 miles per hour.

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ANIMALS IN ACTION EXPERIENCE

Feb 25, 2019 - ongoing

See exotic cats climb and jump, feed flamingos, and much more! Bring your camera to this fun and interactive experience, as we bring the animals out to you for an up-close view. Our expert trainers will also take you behind the scenes to feed, touch, or help train some of our animal ambassadors. You will hear amazing stories about each animal you meet, and find out how the San Diego Zoo is helping to save species here and around the world. Some animals are unique to this experience and can only be viewed by attending Animals In Action!* Reserve your spot today!

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Must-See California Theme Parks & Attractions

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

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SeaWorld San Diego

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 16 - Sep 2, 2019
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Haunted Tales Aboard Maritime Museum Star of India

Oct 19 - Oct 26, 2019
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Cheetah Safari

Feb 26, 2019 - ongoing
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ANIMALS IN ACTION EXPERIENCE

Feb 25, 2019 - ongoing
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Kimpton Summer Offer

Kimpton Solamar Hotel
Valid: May 21 - ongoing

Book direct to receive 20% off our summer best available rates or join IHG Rewards to receive 25% off at Kimpton Hotel Solamar or Kimpton Hotel Palomar.

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Stay Cool in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter!

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Jun 1 - ongoing

Book a Summer stay at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter! Stay Cool in the heart of the city, surrounded by restaurants, nightlife & shopping.  We’re 90 steps from PETCO Park, home...

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Getaway on Mission Bay This Summer and Get More

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Valid: Jun 20 - Aug 31, 2019

Getaway on the bay this summer at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa to experience more than just sunshine. A waterfront resort on scenic Mission Bay, the resort is centrally located to all of San...

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