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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 a multi-attraction Southern California CityPass or a 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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SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks

Jul 4, 2018

SeaWorld will celebrate Independence Day with a 15-minute display of fireworks set to a musical soundtrack, starting at 9:40 PM on July 4. Park hours on the Fourth will be 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

All summer long, SeaWorld lights up with Electric Ocean™, a summer nighttime extravaganza that transforms the park into an underwater world of colorful luminescence. Electric Ocean immerses guests in a glowing sea of wonder with bioluminescent-like lighting, an electrifying dance club with a world-class DJ and and your favorite SeaWorld attractions like never before. Electric Ocean kicks off June 16 and runs on select dates through Sept. 3.

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 17 - Sep 3, 2018

Stay after dark and help us celebrate the Zoo’s newest experience, Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks! Come “rock and roar” every day this summer, with live music, a variety of surprise encounters, and African-themed entertainment for the whole family, which will add a chorus of excitement to your summertime plans. An amazing trampoline act, Dr. Zoolittle, and more are ready to “wow,” plus a procession of larger-than-life animal puppets headline an end-of-the-evening performance. Rock—and roar—on!

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Legacy Week

May 26 - May 28, 2018

The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. The lineup of activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage. Events also offer the community an affordable and inspiring way to kick off summer in San Diego on one of the most iconic museums in the world.

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Summer Camps on San Diego Bay

Jun 4 - Jul 20, 2018

Make this a summer the kids will never forget with our Summer Wildlife Camps on San Diego Bay. Meet endangered sea turtles, sharks, rays, reptiles, invertebrates, hawks, owls and more.
Kids and teens (ages 4-18) will enjoy hands-on nature fun, scientific and career exploration, arts, crafts, games and outdoor fun on San Diego Bay and the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.

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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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SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks

Jul 4, 2018
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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 17 - Sep 3, 2018
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Legacy Week

May 26 - May 28, 2018
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Summer Camps on San Diego Bay

Jun 4 - Jul 20, 2018
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Chemistry in the Kitchen Package

Paradise Point
Valid: Jan 8 - ongoing

Feel the romance all year long with this couples' cooking package! Enjoy bayside accommodations, a Paradise Point cookbook, wine delivered to your room and a private cooking lesson with one of...

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SeaWorld® Eat Free Package

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Valid: Nov 8, 2017 - ongoing

Explore the wonders of marine life at SeaWorld® San Diego, just minutes from Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. Enjoy over $90 in savings on your two night stay when you book our SeaWorld Eat Free...

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Discount San Diego Attractions Tickets Available at Western Inn San Diego

Old Town Western Inn
Valid: May 24 - ongoing

Pick up discounted ticket to The San Diego Zoo and USS Midway from the Western Inn Old Town.

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