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Attractions

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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SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

Mar 9 - Apr 28, 2019

Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.

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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 23 - May 12, 2019

Thousands of beautiful butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in this much anticipated annual celebration at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park presented by Wheelhouse Credit Union, March 23 through May 12. Guests can walk through the Butterfly Jungle, a greenhouse filled with butterflies of all colors and sizes. There’s a special thrill in being surrounded by these fluttering beauties—and guests wearing bright colors may find the winged wonders perching on them! Enjoy taking amazing photos and “putting a face to a name” using the butterfly identification guides provided.

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 16 - Sep 2, 2019

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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Legacy Week

May 24 - May 27, 2019

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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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's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

Mar 9 - Apr 28, 2019
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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 23 - May 12, 2019
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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 16 - Sep 2, 2019
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Legacy Week

May 24 - May 27, 2019
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Spring It On

Kona Kai Resort & Spa
Valid: Feb 22 - Apr 30, 2019

This package provides all you need for a fun and easy getaway for the whole family. Spring break planning has never been so stress-free! Breakfast credit for 4 $100 adventure credit to enjoy all the...

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San Diego Zoo Package

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Valid: Jan 24 - ongoing

Let us help you plan the San Diego family vacation of your dreams. With the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa's San Diego Zoo package, experience the best that San Diego has to offer with ease. Take...

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$100 Macy's Gift Card Package

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Dec 10, 2018 - ongoing

Get ready to shop, stay and save in the city with our Macy's Package at The Westin San Gaslamp Quarter.  When you book this special package, you will receive a $100 Macy's gift card per night...

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