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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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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 17 - Sep 3, 2018

Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo! Come “rock and roar” every day this summer with live music, fun shows, and special animal encounters. The fun begins before the sun goes down with an amazing trampoline act, Dr. Zoolittle’s special performances, and African-themed entertainment for the whole family. Musicians will serenade and engage guests with tunes ranging from classic rock riffs to jaunty brass band sounds to sweet beats from throughout Africa. A procession of larger-than-life animal puppets headline and end-of-the-evening performance that is sure to wow viewers of all ages.

There’s so much to do, see, and hear at Nighttime Zoo—it’s a good thing summer hours are longer!

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Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts

Jun 19 - Aug 30, 2018

For 37 years, Twilights live music under the stars has been delighting visitors to Balboa Park. The music program ranges from military bands and Dixieland jazz, to big band swing and Latin salsa. Concerts run all the way through to August 30, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, plus special theme-events starting at 5:30 PM on the stage of the majestic Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

Our goal at Twilight is to provide a fabulous, free, family-oriented venue for folks to come and listen to some great music. Bring a picnic, sit back and relax, or kick up your heels to some wonderful tunes.

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Holidays at LEGOLAND

Nov 17, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019

Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND with music and twinkling lights and the world’s largest LEGO® Christmas Tree. Enjoy live entertainment with LEGO Friends Live in Heartlake City, Santa’s elves singing in Fun Town and a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and Reindeer that make for a perfect family photo.

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Cephalopod Celebration!!

Oct 20 - Oct 21, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the wonderful world of cephalopods. Squid, octopus, cuttlefish, and their cousins have been around since before the dinosaurs and have shaped the oceans we know and love today. Dive into the world of cephalopods with hands-on activities, crafts, scientists, authors 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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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 17 - Sep 3, 2018
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Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts

Jun 19 - Aug 30, 2018
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Holidays at LEGOLAND

Nov 17, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019
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Cephalopod Celebration!!

Oct 20 - Oct 21, 2018
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Rancho Bernardo Inn
Valid: Aug 20 - Oct 31, 2018

When you bring your group to Rancho Bernardo Inn on select dates between now and October 31, 2018, you will receive: 15% discount on audio/visual if in-house A/V is used exclusively 10%...

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$5 Off Go San Diego Card!

Go San Diego Card by Leisure Pass Group
Valid: Aug 6 - Aug 31, 2018

$5 off 3,5, & 7 day All-Inclusive Go San Diego Cards for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! 

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Rise and Shine Package

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Valid: Jun 11 - ongoing

Relax and unwind surrounded by the vintage vibes and modern charm in a spacious, plush guest room. Then wake up to a cozy breakfast for two, served to your room so you have more time to plan the day's...

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