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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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SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

Mar 7 - May 3, 2020

Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.

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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 21 - May 10, 2020

Spring brings a magical experience to the Park, as more than 10,000 dazzling butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in our Hidden Jungle habitat. There are stunning photos to snap (guests wearing bright colors may find a butterfly perching on them) and fun for everyone. This popular event is one you won’t want to miss!

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SeaWorld's Inside Look

Feb 8 - Mar 1, 2020

Get inspired with Inside Look! SeaWorld guests will receive special access and a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiring day-to-day care our animal experts provide.

Meet the vets, rescuers and behaviorists that make SeaWorld the incredible place that it is and ask the questions you’ve always wanted answered. Experience this one-of-a-kind, up-close event weekends beginning February!

Presentations in each area may differ day-to-day. Consult the special Inside Look guide for scheduled times.

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Growing up Seahorse Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Dec 20, 2019 - ongoing

Growing Up Seahorse Behind-the-Scenes Tour

10:30 a.m. daily

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at the unique and diverse world of seahorses. See seahorse babies, learn about Birch Aquarium’s renowned breeding program, and understand what it takes to care for these unusual fish. Find out how all the pieces of the seahorse conservation puzzle come together on this first-of-its-kind behind-the-scenes tour! 

Ages 8+ and closed-toed shoes are required. Please read our FAQ before booking.

Price (Pre-Purchase Required)
Members/Public: $30/$35 + General Admission

Get your tickets at https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/experiences/programs/behind-scenes-tours

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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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SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

Mar 7 - May 3, 2020
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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 21 - May 10, 2020
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SeaWorld's Inside Look

Feb 8 - Mar 1, 2020
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Growing up Seahorse Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Dec 20, 2019 - ongoing
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Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
Valid: Jan 21 - Mar 15, 2020

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City Lights Sale

InterContinental San Diego
Valid: Feb 11 - Feb 29, 2020

Experience the vibrancy of downtown San Diego’s most exciting neighborhoods and save up to 25% on stays of 2+ nights now through April.

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Birch Aquarium Family Package

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Jan 28 - ongoing

Go "Under the Sea" and explore the wonders of sensational exhibits at Birch Aquarium. See more than 5000 fish in 60 plus aquarium habitats plus exhibits showing cutting-edge research from Scripps...

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