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San Diego, California area Theme Parks

Things to do in San Diego

Sunny year round weather and amusement parks go together like beaches and bikinis and San Diego has plenty of them.

Family fun is available for all ages at theme parks ranging from the famous Wild Animal Park to SeaWorld San Diego and Belmont Park at Mission Beach. Legoland, Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City, Disneyland/California Adventure and Baja and Ensendada Mexico are easy day trips.

San Diego Wild Animal ParkThe world famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Wild Animal Park are both fun for the whole family. You can easily spend all day at the Wild Animal Park watching exotic animals in natural settings.
Balboa ParkA week wouldn’t really be enough time to see all of Balboa Park with its many museums featuring California history, art, automotive, aviation and natural history. Balboa Park is also home to historic San Diego Zoo.
Belmont ParkMiles of sand beach combined with amusement park rides like the giant dipper and the wave flow surf rider for when the ocean is not cooperating at Mission Beach and Belmont Park could be just the ticket. Especially if you've staked out a nearby beach vacation rental.
SeaWorld San DiegoSeaWorld San Diego focuses on entertainment and education with killer whale Shamu and friends prividing daily shows. Three generations of killer whales, Dolphin Discovery, sea lions, otters and walruses all compete for your attention along with Shark Encounter, acrobatic shows and more.
Shamu show at SeaWorld San DiegoThere’s Manatee Rescue, Flamingo Cove, Clydesdale Hamlet, Aquarium de la Mer, Garden of Discovery, Anheuser-Busch Hospitality Center and a Games and Entertainment Center as well as several places to eat and shop so you'll want to plan to spend a full day at SeaWorld San Diego.

SoCal Theme Park Pass

Visit Southern California's best theme parks with the SoCal Theme Park Pass including San Diego Zoo. Save 17% on admission prices!Legoland California
The SoCal Theme Park Pass gets you admission to
four top family attractions for one low price:
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    San Diego Zoo
    Knott’s Berry Farm
    Sea World San Diego
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