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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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Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

Feb 2 - Feb 18, 2019

Come celebrate SeaWorld San Diego's family-friendly Lunar New Year event, where you'll enjoy a riveting Chinese acrobat show, be awed by lion dancers, and be enveloped in wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and aromas characteristic of Asia. 

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Cabrillo Sunrise 5K Fun Run & Walk

Feb 9, 2019

Watch the sun rise over the city and then run or walk 5K through Cabrillo National Monument--San Diego's only national park. Spectacular ocean views in a unique setting at an hour of the day when the park is normally closed. Plus, your participation helps with the park's many programs, including science education for underprivileged children.

Event details and to Register, visit https://www.active.com/san-diego-ca/running/distance-running-races/cabrillo-sunrise-5k-2019

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Adventure Day Sail on Galleon Replica San Salvador

Jan 7 - ongoing

Maritime Museum of San Diego, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels, announces new day sail adventure dates 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. Very few people have sailed aboard galleons of the sixteenth century. For locals and visitors alike, we invite you to come aboard the magnificent galleon, San Salvador. No sailing experience required.

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Hi-Speed Historic Bay Cruise on PCF 816 Swift boat

Jan 7 - ongoing

Take a High-Speed Naval History Tour Aboard A Legendary Swift Boat. Only $10 with purchase of general admission.


Feel the history & power of the twin 12 cylinder Detroit Diesels as you take a behind the scenes 75 minute tour of San Diego’s military history. Enjoy this unique one of a kind adventure aboard our historic Swift Boat, PCF-816. Be a part of history.

Tour route heads under Coronado Bay Bridge, Naval Base San Diego, and then Naval Amphibious Base. It then heads back by the aircraft carrier basin and Naval Air Station North Island before returning to the Museum, plus a high speed run to feel the unique power of the twin supercharged engines.

First started Memorial Day 2014, this unique tour is narrated describing PCF 816’s role in the U.S., Malta, Viet Nam, Swift Boat sailors, and the above establishments on the Bay.

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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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Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

Feb 2 - Feb 18, 2019
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Cabrillo Sunrise 5K Fun Run & Walk

Feb 9, 2019
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Adventure Day Sail on Galleon Replica San Salvador

Jan 7 - ongoing
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Hi-Speed Historic Bay Cruise on PCF 816 Swift boat

Jan 7 - ongoing
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Extend Your Cruise in San Diego

Homewood Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayside
Valid: Aug 17, 2018 - ongoing

Extend your cruise and spend a day in San Diego.  Book our Park, Stay & Go package and receive overnight accommodations and parking just .6 miles from the San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal....

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New Year, New Me

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Valid: Jan 7 - Jan 31, 2019

Treat yourself in the new year and practice self-love. Book our New Year, New Me package and kick off the new year with a relaxing getaway. Unwind in our plush guest rooms, explore 10 acres of lush...

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Stay Another Night and SAVE!

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown
Valid: Jan 1 - ongoing

From January 2019 - May 2019, staying an extra night means big SAVINGS!  We are offering the following: Stay 2 and Save 15%  Stay 3 and save 30%  The following blackout dates...

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