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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For more than 40 years, the San Diego community has welcomed in the holiday season by celebrating the annual December Nights in Balboa Park. Due to the potential uncertainty of public health conditions at the time of December Nights, and out of an abundance of caution, the City has made the decision to expand upon the 2020 successful drive-through experience, "Taste of December Nights," for this year's event.
$10 Historic Bay Cruise w/general admission!
Jun 10 - ongoing
Launched in 1914 to her removal from regular service in 1996, Pilot enjoyed an active career as San Diego’s chief pilot craft – assisting almost every one of the thousands of major commercial ships to enter or leave the bay during that time. Restored by the Maritime Museum of San Diego and relaunched in 2002, Pilot provides visitors with an educational tour of our 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 vessels 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.
San Salvador Sailing Adventure
Sep 24 - ongoing
The Maritime Museum of San Diego is please to announce the return of the popular day sail adventure experience aboard San Salvador, a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship that arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542. These 4-hour Sailing Adventures are for people who love history and sailing. Few 21st Century people have sailed aboard a 16th Century galleon. You can become one of them. No sailing experience is required. An invaluable addition to your experience is the onboard historian who will explain how the San Salvador was sailed, navigated and defended.
In addition to learning about the exploration of the West Coast, guests can assist the sail crew, enhancing their back-in-time experience.
Tim Flannery & Friends Return to Maritime Museum
Sep 13 - ongoing
100% of the proceeds from this concert are donated to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
Tim Flannery and Friends will perform a colorful blend of folk, country, traditional music and storytelling. After a tough year of pandemic stress and fears, and overcoming his personal health challenges, Tim Flannery, the beloved former San Diego Padres, MLB broadcaster network show announcer and analyst turned musician and passionate philanthropist will perform his new appropriately-themed concert “Prevail”.
Throughout his baseball career, Tim Flannery had his guitar in hand. His uncle, Hal Smith – hero of the 1960 World Series with the Pittsburgh Pirates – was one of Flan’s earliest baseball and musical influences. “He was also a songwriter and carried a Gibson J 35 everywhere. I grew up never knowing you couldn’t do both.”
Visit San Diego’s top attractions and save up to 40% on combined admission. See your choice of SeaWorld® San Diego, LEGOLAND® California, or both. Plus, get admission to 3 of the following attractions: San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, USS Midway Museum, City Cruises and Old Town Trolley Tours.
Discover 55+ top San Diego attractions and save up to 45% with Go City. Choose a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7-day All Inclusive Pass and meet the animals at San Diego Zoo, spend the day at SeaWorld®, explore the impressive USS Midway, cruise the bay with Speedboat Adventures, and more!
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Southern California’s best discounts
Whether you are a seasoned traveler or striking out to explore the San Diego area for the first time, discounts on attraction admissions, dining and shopping can help make the trip more enjoyable and the money last longer, especially if you are traveling as a family.
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Live Web Cams Sending San Diego Warmth
Whether you’re looking for a virtual beach escape or just want to say “awww!” as adorable animals play, these San Diego live web cams are sure to delight no matter where you’re watching.
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While communities across the globe practice social distancing, you are never far from our hearts here in San Diego, and we'll be here to provide you with plenty of virtual sunshine.
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