Only at SeaWorld® San Diego theme park can you get close to dolphins, penguins, sharks and more! See awe-inspiring shows with magnificent killer whales, playful dolphins, humorous sea lions plus an amazing pet show featuring adopted animals...
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This is always a HIT when visiting San Diego with children and you’re only a 15-20 min UBER from your Airbnb
If you have kids in your group they will love Sea World and is really close by. Also, have some fun rides and is around the Bay.
The kids love it! It's a 5 minute drive from the cottage; close enough so you can come home to have lunch or take a nap, then go back again (be sure to get your hand stamped!)
Popular for its marine rescue programs, SeaWorld brings in many people the ability to view marine life that would otherwise be unaccessible.
Oceanarium featuring marine mammals, the park also offers shows and presentations, and thrill rides including roller coasters.
“World Famous for a reason. Great for families, getting to know new animals, and getting your daily walking steps. They have a fantastic double-decker bus tour too! Features: Animals from All Over the World: these animals include polar bears, pandas, koalas, apes, gorillas, penguins, elephants, giraffes, grizzly bears, hippos, birds, reptiles, lions, zebras, tigers, and more. Animal Habitats: animal enclosures are generally smaller than those at Safari Park to ensure that visitors see lots of animal activity Exhibits & Attractions: Guided Bus Tour: Narrated double-decker bus tour of the entire zoo. Panda Canyon: A panda exhibit with a zookeeper always there to answer questions and talk about the famous icons of the zoo. Northern Frontier & Polar Bear Plunge: Home of the zoo’s polar bears, where you can get a unique underwater view of the playful bears, see snow white foxes, caribou, maned wolves, and more. Elephant Odyssey: See lots of elephants and other California-native animals of the past and present, including large birds, cheetahs, lions, and meerkats, among others. Lost Forest: Home to tigers, hippos, monkey’s gorillas, Scripps Aviary and Owens aviary, this is one of the livelier exhibits. Urban Jungle: Visit giraffes, kangaroos, koalas, flamingos, rhinos, and plenty of other creatures. Discovery Outpost: Kids can run around in the playground, interact with animals in the petting zoo, and see lots of reptiles, insects, and birds. Skyfari® Aerial Tram: Take a ride over the exhibits for an aerial view of the zoo and surrounding Balboa Park. Nighttime Zoo: San Diego Zoo is open late during the summer months, with live music and entertainment all evening until 9pm. The Nighttime Zoo will take place June 16 – September 2 2019 and is included with regular admission provided by the San Diego pass. Upgrades & Interactive Experiences -Exclusive VIP Experience: Get access to off-exhibit areas closed to the general public and experience animal interactions, get behind-the-scenes insight, and more. -Animals in Action: This behind-the-scenes experience allows visitors to help feed, train, and touch special animal ambassadors. -Inside Look Tours: An educational two-hour experience that highlights how the keepers care for their charges. -Discovery Cart Tour: 1-hour guided tour that covers 70% of the zoo grounds highlighting all the plant and animal life. -Crazy About Cats: Go on an early morning behind-the-scenes guided tour of the cat areas and learn about each cat, how the zoo cares for them, and how you can help the species. -Early Morning Photo Expedition: Enjoy an exclusive, small-group cart tour of the zoo before it opens while you get the opportunity to take rare close-up photos of the zoo’s inhabitants. -Sunrise Surprise Stroll: visit a surprise area of the zoo up close or behind the scenes and get a keeper talk, you won’t know what you’re getting until you get there (surprise!). -Keeper for a Day: This pricey but worthwhile special experience allows you to shadow a keeper for an entire day and learn what their work is all about. -Morning with Pandas: Visit the panda viewing area before it opens in the day and see the pandas enjoying their breakfast. This 2-hour adventure includes a tour of the zoo in a VIP cart”
“Located about 20 mins away from Downtown SD and is our little version of Venice Beach .....you can go to ride the amusement rides, buy some 🍕snacks🍔, go the beach, go for a jog, rent a bike or just people watch with a ☕️coffee🍦 😀”
“A 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago. Includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants. ”
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“There are numerous museums, a beautiful arboretum, access to the famous San Diego Zoo right next door, beautiful strolls through a well-preserved San Diego landmark. ”
“Safari Park: This attraction features a specific focus on animals from arid environments. It’s a larger park in size which requires more walking between exhibits, but a guided safari-like ride is included with admission. It’s located a 45-60 minute drive outside of San Diego, and there are more upgrades available for up-close animal encounters and enhanced experiences. Exhibits & Attractions: -Africa Tram: Take a 20-30 minute ride on the covered, open-air tram to see lots of animals, including giraffes, rhinos, and more. -Elephant Valley: Visit the park’s elephants and catch an educational talk at the amphitheater to learn about elephant care and see their abilities. -Gorilla Exhibit: Get an unobstructed view of the large and active gorilla family. -Lion Camp: See lions interact and play in their open space den. -Cheetah Run: The famous cheetah run, where visitors can watch Shiley the cheetah race 330-feet and reach speeds of up to 70-miles per hour. -Tiger Trail: Follow the guided trail through the bamboo forest and see several Sumatran tigers along the way. -Petting Kraal: Kids and adults can take their turn petting and brushing the gentle resident goats in their enclosure. Upgrades & Interactive Experiences -Caravan Safari: Ride in an open-air safari truck as you journey out into two different field enclosures to see the animals up close. -Cheetah Safari: Here is where you can see the famed Shiley, star of the cheetah run. -Cart Safari: Choose from a tour of either African Plains or Asian Savanna that you can enjoy on board a safari cart. -Jungle Ropes Safari: Climb around an exhilarating ropes course for 90 minutes as you simulate what it’s like to scramble through the treetops just like a monkey. -Flightline Safari: Soar along two zip lines high above the animal enclosures — providing the ultimate in bird’s eye views of the critters below. -Behind-the-Scenes Safari: Explore keeper-only areas of the park to learn about how these all-important members of the park staff care for their animals. -Roar and Snore Safari: Choose from multiple different sleepover options to craft the perfect “camping at the park” experience. -Ultimate Safari: This exclusively personalized, day-long adventure around the park showcases the best of the attraction, from animal encounters to behind-the-scenes tours.”