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SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego

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. Arrange to visit SeaWorld San Diego and other attractions in San Diego using our San Diego holiday planner.
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  • OK no kids prices... All the same $89 at the gate and $15 parking. That said you can save money booking online or at your hotel. I never really agreed with the Sea World concept after going many years...  more »
  • My family and I had a great time. Halls were decked out with Christmas cheer. Lines were relatively short, maybe 30 minutes tops which is welcoming considering it was on a Saturday. Prices are what yo...  more »
  • Simply wonderful. Beautiful place. Divine animals. If it is expensive. There is to save. The stores face.
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  • We went back as guests of a Sea World team member (who I have had the pleasure of working with at Disneyland many moons ago). This is the first time we've been in over 20 years. The park has gotten smaller, but it is nice in the sense that there is so much to do there! My 6 year old loved the Sesame Street area (she loves Elmo... Who doesn't?) And I enjoyed all the exhibits!
  • Wonderful place to go and enjoy the day. Fun for all ages. Lots of interactive things to do. I would highly recommended a year pass with the parking attached. And when you get inside the park, be sure to get the all day armband for meals. Worth every penny. ENJOY!
  • This place brings back so many memories. Used to get in for free once a year for being a military dependent. So many cool things to see there. I recommend going up in the sky tower. Also, the Manta roller coaster is kind of like hanging on to the back of a bald eagle. In other words, it's very fast and fun.
  • This attraction is amazing. There is a very large amounts of animals to see, it is well themed, and there is good facilities and great food. The one thing I really don’t like about SeaWorld is the small enclosures. One of the most unique species part of this attraction is the killer whale, which is in the tiniest enclosure ever for how big it is, while continuously having to do shows. It is extremely cruel. Overall, SeaWorld is good.
  • We had a fantastic first visit to SeaWorld San Diego! Our day unfortunately started out with our daughter falling down some stairs in the kids play area. We went to go find the first aid and we were helped by staff member Cassandra. She walked us to get help and stayed with us the whole time. When our daughter got ice for her leg and a bandage for her finger Cassandra waited with us and walked us to our next stop (the dolphin show). Thank you Brian for offering us reserved seating for our first show. Just when we thought the service could not get better Cassandra came back on her own with an ice cream treat to cheer up our daughter. Our family has never had such attentive and caring service anywhere. Our day at the park was filled with shows, attractions and rides but the most memorable part of our day was the amazing staff at SeaWorld. Thank you! We will be back.

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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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