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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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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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$24 Swift Boat Naval History Bay Tour w/ Admission

Mar 9 - ongoing

Are you in town for the weekend? Or are you a local San Diegan and want to get out on the Bay to learn about Naval History?

Be a part of history and ride the only active passenger carrying Swift Boat in the country. Feel the power of the twin 12 cylinder 2-stroke Detroit Diesel engines as you take a behind the scenes 75-minute narrated tour of San Diego’s military history. 

Tour route heads under Coronado Bay Bridge, Naval Base San Diego, and then Naval Amphibious Base. It then heads back by the aircraft carrier basin and Naval Air Station North Island before returning to the Museum, plus a high speed run to feel the unique power of the Swift Boat.

This is a narrated tour describing PCF 816’s role in the U.S., Malta, Viet Nam, Swift Boat sailors, and the above establishments on the Bay.

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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Apr 1 - ongoing

The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to join us for Tall Ship adventure sailing! This is a four-hour adventure history sail aboard the schooner Californian.
The Californian is a replica of a gold rush era revenue cutter and the Official Tall Ship of the State of California.

Arrive early to take in your general admission visit to the entire fleet and exhibits, then set sail! 

Join the crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship! Passengers will be invited to haul a line, man the helm and watch the crew as they scamper up and down the rigging to set and furl the sails. Listen as the Californian’s crew relates the history of sailing and exploration in San Diego, tales of whaling and sea otter trade, local sea battles, the art of ship’s gunnery, life at sea and more.

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Pianist on Thursdays

Apr 1, 2024 - ongoing

Come join us on Thursdays at 6pm for our Keyslayer attraction. Romantic and cozy ambiance makes the perfect setting for a date and more!

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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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GoCar Luxury Driving Experience

Mar 4 - ongoing
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$24 Swift Boat Naval History Bay Tour w/ Admission

Mar 9 - ongoing
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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Apr 1 - ongoing
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Pianist on Thursdays

Apr 1, 2024 - ongoing
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Bayside Booze & Bites 

Humphreys Half Moon Inn
Valid: Nov 13, 2023 - ongoing

Join us for some Booze & Bites at Humphreys Half Moon Inn! Treat yourself to a tasty appetizer, enjoy delicious sips, and soak up beautiful bay views at Humphreys SoCAL Dining &...

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Dana for Dogs Package

The Dana on Mission Bay
Valid: Nov 13, 2023 - ongoing

Eat, Fetch, Love your way to Happiness! Make the Dana on Mission Bay your four-legged-family members home away from home as well, with this special pet-friendly package. PACKAGE INCLUDES: Daily...

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Show Your Badge & Save At Belmont Park

Belmont Park
Valid: Mar 11, 2024 - ongoing

Enjoy $10 off Belmont Park's Ride & Play pass. This includes unlimited rides, attractions, and 2 ziplines.

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