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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 9 - Apr 28, 2019

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 23 - May 12, 2019

Thousands of beautiful butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in this much anticipated annual celebration at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park presented by Wheelhouse Credit Union, March 23 through May 12. Guests can walk through the Butterfly Jungle, a greenhouse filled with butterflies of all colors and sizes. There’s a special thrill in being surrounded by these fluttering beauties—and guests wearing bright colors may find the winged wonders perching on them! Enjoy taking amazing photos and “putting a face to a name” using the butterfly identification guides provided.

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Californian Races In America's Schooner Cup

Mar 30, 2019

Maritime Museum of San Diego will race the 142-foot schooner Californian in the 31st annual America’s Schooner Cup Saturday, March 30, 2019, hosted by Silver Gate Yacht Club. About a dozen schooners are expected to compete. Californian, the official tall ship of the state and popular on-the-water adventure attraction among locals and visitors to San Diego, is a replica of the 1847 Revenue Cutter C.W. Lawrence, which patrolled the coast of California enforcing federal law during the gold rush. The regatta draws West Coast schooners of all size and vintages. Guests can purchase tickets from Maritime Museum of San Diego to sail aboard Californian during the race and cheer volunteer sail crew on surrounded by schooner competitors. Maritime, history and outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to join in the fun day on the water. 

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Wind & Water: Sailing in San Diego exhibit

Jan 7 - ongoing

Maritime Museum of San Diego introduces a rare new photographic collection of historic, classic, and wooden yachts racing and sailing in San Diego. The exhibit includes an impressive body of work to amaze and inspire visitors about sailing and San Diego Bay from America’s Cup to historic Museum vessels to traditional wooden boats sailed for recreation on the waterfront. In the new exhibit Wind & Water: Sailing in San Diego, images from international yachting and nautical sport photographer, Bobby Grieser, are paired with photographs from his close sailing and photography master friend Mark Albertazzi.  

 

The exhibit is included with general admission. General admission tickets let visitors explore all ten historic vessels and internal and below deck exhibit experiences. 

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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 9 - Apr 28, 2019
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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 23 - May 12, 2019
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Californian Races In America's Schooner Cup

Mar 30, 2019
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Wind & Water: Sailing in San Diego exhibit

Jan 7 - ongoing
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