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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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SeaWorld San Diego

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

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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.

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SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks

Jul 4, 2017

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 11:00 PM.

All summer long, SeaWorld lights up with Electric Ocean™, a brand new 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, a dance club and pathway entertainment. Electric Ocean kicks off June 17 and runs on select dates through Sept. 4.

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 18 - Sep 4, 2017

Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo, brought to you by your San Diego County Toyota Dealers. Come "rock and roar" every day this summer with live music, a variety of surprise encounters and the opening of the Zoo's newest experience, Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks.

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Perspectives Lecture: Baja's Wild Side

Jul 11, 2017

Daniel Cartamil has traveled the Pacific coast of Baja California for over a decade. He discovered a fragile paradise of remote landscapes, wildlife, and cultural treasures, on the verge of being overtaken by modern civilization. At this month’s Perspectives lecture, science and art converge as we take a photographic journey through western Baja California illustrated with breathtaking photography from Cartamil’s new book, “Baja’s Wild Side.” Doors open at 6:30; lecture 7-8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for Public Admission, $5 for Students and Educators, and free for Birch Aquarium Members. RSVP is recommended for this popular event. Annual Memberships are also available. For more information or to RSVP, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu or call 858-534-5771. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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Balboa Park After Dark

May 26 - ongoing

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, enjoy extended evening hours at eight museums, as well as food trucks and entertainment throughout the Park. Visit the following institutions until 8:00 PM on Fridays* this summer:

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SeaWorld San Diego

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SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks

Jul 4, 2017
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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 18 - Sep 4, 2017
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Perspectives Lecture: Baja's Wild Side

Jul 11, 2017
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Balboa Park After Dark

May 26 - ongoing
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Bristol Hotel
Valid: Mar 6 - ongoing

Ignite your own memorable moments and discover downtown San Diego with this Great Escape Stay Package!

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Summer Connections Package

Kona Kai Resort & Spa
Valid: Apr 17 - ongoing

Summer Connections Package Reserve your family getaway now and enjoy the best of Summer in San Diego! Relax and enjoy 2 spacious connecting guest rooms, each with private patio. Two rooms for more...

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Skating by the Sea Offer

Hotel del Coronado
Valid: Nov 23, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018

Fantastic offer to stay at the iconic Hotel del Coronado with seaside ice skating for 4 and a food & beverage credit.

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