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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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CityPASS and GoCard offer discounts on multi-day packages for big savings.

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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 San Diego

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

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Legoland California

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San Diego Zoo

An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit amazing habitats for animals such as gorillas, tigers, sun bears, flamingos, mandrills, polar bears, birds of paradise, giant tortoises, leopards and more.

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Expedition at Sea: R/V Sally Ride

Dec 8, 2016 - ongoing

Combining science, art, and technology - along with hands-on learning for young aquarium guests - Expedition at Sea will provide a new lens through which visitors of all ages can connect with the global research activities of Scripps Oceanography scientists.

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Tidepooling Adventures at Birch Aquarium

Mar 11, 2017

Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders.

For ages 2+. Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium

Feb 11, 2017

Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders.

For ages 2+. Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Pre-registration is required.

Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium

Mar 25, 2017

Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders.

For ages 2+. Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Pre-registration is required.

Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium

Feb 26 - Mar 26, 2017

Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders.

For ages 2+. Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Pre-registration is required.

Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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$13 Whale Watching Cruise Special During Migration (Save $23)

Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportsfishing
Valid: Jan 17 - ongoing

Enjoy 2.5 hour whale watching cruises with multiple times daily to choose from. Departing from Newport Beach view gray whales on their migration along with finback whales, minke whales, humpback...

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Valid: Sep 6, 2016 - ongoing

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Valid: Oct 23, 2016 - ongoing

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Day Trip to Disneyland - Hooray!

Tips for a day trip to the Magic Kingdom

Local San Diegans head to the Magic Kingdom for day trips all the time and so can you. Here are a few tricks to successfully navigate a successful day. 

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San Diego's Water Wonderland

Mission Bay and the surrounding beaches is truly a water-lovers paradise.

If it's the water that you love there's no where in Southern California that gives you more choices to get out on the water and play.  From sailing and fishing, to surfing and tide pooling, you'll find it all here.  

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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 traveling as a family.

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