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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As the sun goes down, the fun heats up this summer at the San Diego Zoo. From global rhythms and spectacular entertainment to one-of-a-kind moments with your favorite wildlife after dark, join us under the stars for wild and unforgettable experiences—perfect for the whole family.
Balboa Park Twilight Concerts
Jun 20 - Aug 31, 2023
For decades, Twilight's live music under the stars has been delighting visitors.
Twilight in the Park Concert events are scheduled to return this summer starting Tuesday, June 20th - Thursday August 31st, 2023. The performances will be every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Performances are typically 6:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.
A detailed program will be available with all the information by the end of April or in early May.
May 26 - Jun 11, 2023
Join us for Rescue Weekends, an extraordinary event that combines the excitement of the park's all-new Arctic Rescue coaster and kid's play area Rescue Jr., animals, and entertainment with our heartwarming mission of animal rescue and conservation. At SeaWorld, we believe in creating unforgettable memories with family and friends while making a difference, helping over 40,000 sick, injured, or orphaned animals to date. Experience the thrill, compassion, and excitement of Rescue Weekends starting May 26 through June 11!
Steam and Splendor
May 26, 2023 - ongoing
The new exhibit transports visitors to a time when ocean travel was sedate, luxurious, and exclusive. This exhibit draws upon some of the Museum’s hidden treasures, never shown to the public. Its collection of ocean liner and cruise ship ephemera, numbering thousands of individual items, is one of the largest in California. Coupled with vintage brochures, passenger lists, menus, cabin plans, and images of dining rooms and recreational areas, the curators have gathered rare ocean liner-related artifacts from both the Maritime Museum of San Diego collection as well as those generously loaned by local private collectors. Displays cover more than 100 years of ocean-going recreational and destination travel, during the great age of steam, and invite visitors to journey back in time to the era of the great ocean liners of the 20th century.
Visit San Diego’s top attractions and save up to 43% on combined admission. See your choice of SeaWorld® San Diego, LEGOLAND® California, or both. Plus, get admission to 3 of the following attractions: San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, USS Midway Museum, City Cruises and Old Town Trolley Tours.
Discover 55+ top San Diego attractions and save up to 47% with Go City. Choose a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7-day All Inclusive Pass and meet the animals at San Diego Zoo, spend the day at SeaWorld®, explore the impressive USS Midway, cruise the bay with Speedboat Adventures, and more!
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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 are traveling as a family.
Must-See California Theme Parks & Attractions
Not to be missed!
San Diego is packed with great things to see and do including these top theme parks and attractions.
Tours & Sightseeing
First Timer Trips to San Diego
Special 1-day itinerary highlights top attractions
To help you make the most of a first-time visit to San Diego, we've developed a special day-long itinerary highlighting some of the city's top attractions.
Take a day trip to Disneyland!
Tips for a quick visit to the Magic Kingdom
San Diegans head to the Magic Kingdom for day trips all the time — and so can you! Here are a few tricks to navigate a successful day at the two Disney parks in Orange County.
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