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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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$10.00 Historic Bay Cruise w/general admission!

Apr 1 - ongoing

This boat tour provides visitors with an educational tour of San Diego 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 vessel 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.

Sheduled daily tour times Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Weekends: 11:00 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

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Boarded! Pirate Adventure on 16th Century Galleon

May 18, 2024

This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship crew, trained how to navigate, sword fight, bail water from a sinking ship, escape from the King’s Jail, swab the deck and other pirate skills. Performances are 90 minutes.

Choose from two show times at 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p,m. (please check-in 15~30 minutes before)

General admission included making the experience an excellent value and opportunity to explore the waterfront museum fleet and exhibits before or after your Boarded experience.

2024 Boarded Pirate Adventure dates are Saturdays on March 23, May 18, July 13, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 30 and Dec 28.

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Guided Docent-Led Tours

Apr 10 - May 22, 2024

Guided Docent Led Tours at the Maritime Museum of San Diego is your opportunity to learn of the ships in-depth stories from our trained knowledgeable historians, and enjoy the waterfront sights of San Diego Bay while meeting other people with like interests in maritime heritage and history. The docent and volunteer community share a wealth of knowledge, and a passion and pride with visitors for these extra special tours. Guided Docent-led Tour tickets include General Admission. So, after your tour you are welcome to explore more of the fleet and exhibits if you have time. Once at the museum, you can add-on a 45 min Historic Bay Cruise for only $10.00 more. Check with the Ticket Booth staff on availability. Leaving the museum for lunch, and returning is allowed, with lot’s of lunch and nibble options in close walking distance.

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GoCar Luxury Driving Experience

Mar 4 - ongoing

The GoCar Exotic Driving Experience is for anyone that wants to get away from the busy city life and take in the fresh air and beautiful scenery in the mountains. You’ll be driving a 2020 Vanderhall Blackjack with GoCar technology.

Start in Old Town San Diego before taking the winding streets through the mountains to an Old Mining Town. Julian is located in the Cuyamaca Mountains just an hour east of San Diego. The drive to Julian is full of breathtaking views with changing landscapes. As you enjoy the drive, it takes you to all the best sites, recommends restaurants, cracks jokes and tells the stories that bring the destination to life. Learn the history, stop for lunch, take a bite of Julian’s famous apple pie, and much more.

 

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

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$10.00 Historic Bay Cruise w/general admission!

Apr 1 - ongoing
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Boarded! Pirate Adventure on 16th Century Galleon

May 18, 2024
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Guided Docent-Led Tours

Apr 10 - May 22, 2024
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GoCar Luxury Driving Experience

Mar 4 - ongoing
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Simple Pleasures Package

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Valid: Nov 13, 2023 - ongoing

LOVE IS IN THE BAY BREEZES OF SAN DIEGO'S HAWAIIAN ISLE! You and that special someone will be treated like royalty when you reserve this pleasurable package. Delight in one of our well-appointed...

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Dana Bay and Breakfast Package

The Dana on Mission Bay
Valid: Mar 4 - ongoing

There are few words that can get someone to jump out of bed the morning of vacation, but breakfast is certainly one of them! Live your best life with our Bay & Breakfast Package and...

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Seaforth Boat Rentals

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Valid: Jun 16, 2023 - ongoing

Seaforth Boat Rental is the longest established boat rental, charter, and tour company in San Diego. They’ve been a family-owned business since 1976. They offer everything and anything you can...

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