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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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SeaWorld San Diego

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

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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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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 18 - Sep 4, 2017

Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo, brought to you by your San Diego County Toyota Dealers. Come "rock and roar" every day this summer with live music, a variety of surprise encounters and the opening of the Zoo's newest experience, Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks.

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Snorkel with the Leopard Sharks

Aug 13, 2017

Join aquarium naturalists and visit leopard sharks in their underwater home off the La Jolla Coast. Pick up snorkel tips as you discover the abundant variety of animals that make their homes among the kelp, sandy bottom, and rocks. Intermediate swimming ability is required and previous snorkeling experience is recommended. Participants must supply their own gear. Ages 10+ (minors must also be accompanied by a paid adult). Pre-purchase is required. Tickets are $30 for the Public and $25 for Birch Aquarium Members. Please note, shark snorkels does not meet at Birch Aquarium. Shark snorkels occur from July through September. See our website for a list of dates. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu or call 858-534-7336. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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Back to Nature

Mar 22 - ongoing

Forget your worries, escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and reconnect with your wild roots. Join us for Back to Nature, an interactive exhibit featuring new animals such as parrots, mice, iguanas, falcons, frogs, and more! Be among the first to walk through our new Native Pollinator Garden, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees while learning about the role of native pollinators in our everyday lives. As we celebrate our 30 year anniversary, we invite you to look back to simpler times on the Sweetwater Refuge and leave your troubles back in the city.

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Snorkel with the Leopard Sharks

Jul 29, 2017

Join aquarium naturalists and visit leopard sharks in their underwater home off the La Jolla Coast. Pick up snorkel tips as you discover the abundant variety of animals that make their homes among the kelp, sandy bottom, and rocks.

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SeaWorld San Diego

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 18 - Sep 4, 2017
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Snorkel with the Leopard Sharks

Aug 13, 2017
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Back to Nature

Mar 22 - ongoing
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Snorkel with the Leopard Sharks

Jul 29, 2017
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The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Jul 20 - Jul 23, 2017

Comic-con is here! Power up your morning at Ingredients Grab n Go located in the lobby of The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter with Frappuccino® Blended Beverage specials that will include the...

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Sizzling Summer Fun Package

Kona Kai Resort & Spa
Valid: Apr 14 - ongoing

Summer just got hotter at San Diego’s Premier Resort on Shelter Island. Pack your bags and get ready to have a memorable summer vacation. Package includes: Guestroom overlooking the...

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Go San Diego Card by Smart Destinations
Valid: Jul 13 - Sep 30, 2017

Save up to 55% off the combined admission price at top San Diego attractions with the Go San Diego Card. Choose as you go from 38 attractions including LEGOLAND® California, San Diego...

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