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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 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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San Salvador Sailing Adventure Package

Jan 10 - ongoing

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is the only attraction to offer this 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.

Your tickets include general admission to visit the Museum fleet of ships and exhibits before your sail!

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Boarded! Pirate Adventure at the Maritime Museum

Mar 18, 2023

This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship crew, trained how to navigate, sword fight, bail water from a sinking ship, escape from the King’s Jail, swab the deck and other pirate skills. Board at the Maritime Museum and head out on San Diego Bay for this non stop outdoor pirate playground staged aboard the galleon replica San Salvador.

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Lunar New Year at the San Diego Zoo

Feb 4 - Feb 5, 2023

Celebrate good fortune this Lunar New Year, a holiday recognized throughout many East and Southeast Asian countries. 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, and those born during this zodiac year are known for being calm, agile, and prosperous.

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Oceans at Night

Mar 23, 2023

Birch Aquarium is launching Oceans at Night, a first-of-its-kind event that invites a 21+ audience to experience an immersive blend of art, science and technology after hours. The new monthly series celebrates the wonders and mysteries of the ocean after dark. 


Oceans at Night features interactive experiences highlighting ocean phenomena that occur at night including bioluminescence and biofluorescence, while creating a fun, adults-only atmosphere with live music, a glow lounge with life-sized games, glowing nighttime dives and epic ocean views. 

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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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San Salvador Sailing Adventure Package

Jan 10 - ongoing
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Boarded! Pirate Adventure at the Maritime Museum

Mar 18, 2023
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Lunar New Year at the San Diego Zoo

Feb 4 - Feb 5, 2023
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Oceans at Night

Mar 23, 2023
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Days Inn By Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Valid: Jan 3 - ongoing

One night in San Diego is never enough. Slow your next stay down and savor the little moments with our Linger Longer, Save More offers. This rate includes savings between 15% - 25% off our...

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Days Inn By Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Valid: Jan 3 - ongoing

Plan your perfect San Diego getaway in advance, and save! When you book and prepay your stay 7 or more days in advance, you’ll take advantage of these special savings today, and have no...

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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Valid: Jan 3 - ongoing

Treat yourself to the breakfast aromas and morning views that make our signature Bed & Breakfast package the perfect way to start your morning! For no additional cost, all adults in room enjoy...

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