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SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego

3.8
#3 of 41 in Zoos & Aquariums in California
Theme Park Zoo / Aquarium
Spreading over 77 hectares (190 acres), SeaWorld San Diego features 26 animal habitats and dozens of shows and interactive exhibits depicting sea life in its many forms. Make a splash on the water roller coaster Journey to Atlantis, with its 18 m (60 ft) drop, or venture through the underwater tunnels for an up-close look at the giant sea turtles and great white sharks. Swim with the dolphins or dine alongside Shamu the orca. To visit SeaWorld San Diego on your trip to San Diego, use our San Diego trip itinerary planner.
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  • We have participated in the morning at the "dolphine interaction program" very impressively to interact with the dolphins. Very good coaches that come on the animals, it's obviously fun animals and you can feel that they're okay. The Park is very clean, very tidy, there are many Verpflegunfsmöglichkeiten, the prices are right. The shows are entertaining, it can spend much time in the Park. Some good shows start even after dusk.
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  • Had a great day at Sea World, excellent shows and the summer night shows are amazing. A great place for the family to visit.  more »
  • Family vacation with kids. Rides were fun and recommend the animal actors the manta ride Atlantis sea lion show. The WiFi was my only complaint. Needed a connection for business and couldn't get one.  more »
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  • This is a great park for small children even though they can't go on some of the rides. It's very spacious and well laid out. The kids playground is fantastic and all the sea life and mammal tanks are beautiful! Loved the sky ride! Such a great variety of things to see and do for all ages. 🐳🦑🐋🐟🦈🐠🦀🦐
  • Love Sea World. Definitely renting a stroller came in handy. I recommend getting the All day dining wristband. Definitely worth it. It's $35.99 for an adult and I think like $19 for children ages 3 to 10. We bought 2 adults and 1 kids wristband for my 4 year old. Honestly though we are a family of 5. We have 2 2year olds and a 4 year old and I feel like we would have been good with either 2 adult wristbands or 1 adult and 1 child because you can get a meal once every hour and one meal has a lot of food. We also got the souvenir cup where it's free refills all day and it was so worth it. The cup was like $16 but we got our money well worth. We had tons of fun! The dolphin show is the best!!! My family loved it.
  • Sea world is really good place to visit. One can spend the whole day here. All animal shows are awesome, I like dolphins show in particular. My toddler loves pet show. I like all rides, even though, there is a long waiting time on week days. There are small rides for kids and a children's play area too. One can feed and pat the animals. I love to come here again and again.
  • This is such a family friendly park. There are so many things for every age to experience. I recommend you make reservations if you are wanting to participate in any animal encounters. We didn't do it ahead of our visit and the available times for them were already filled by the time we arrived. Still had an amazing day!
  • I absolutely loved Sea World! There is so much to see at this park, so I would dedicate a whole day to see everything. The shows here are incredible. We based what to do throughout the day based on when the shows were. I would recommend seeing the different sea animals and rides around all the amazing shows they have. If I could do it over, I would pack a picnic instead of buying the food they offer and reapply sunscreen more often!

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Offering accommodations at a wide range of price levels, San Diego is one of the easiest cities to stay in, regardless of whether you're simply passing through or hanging around for a long vacation. If you don't mind splurging, book your stay at a luxury downtown hotel or a lavish bayside resort. You can also rent a spacious private cottage within walking distance of the city's popular beaches. For a more affordable alternative, try a family-friendly hostel or quaint inn in a quiet residential area.
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