San Diego

I always have a good time when I go to SeaWorld San Diego. Between the rides, the shows and the exhibits, its a fun day especially for the kids.

But, this can be an expensive day! Especially if the whole family goes!

You can buy tickets in advance online at the official SeaWorld website but you'll pay about $84.00 for one adult and $78.00 for one child ages 3-9. This is for a single day ticket, oh and add another $15.00 for parking.

You might want to consider getting a CityPASS, especially if you are planning seeing more than one park. This saves you a lot of money.

Park Hours and
Show Schedules

Park Hours and Show Schedules

Most of the shows at SeaWorld run approximately 20 to 25 minutes long. Its best to get there 15 to 20 minutes before showtime, especially on busy days to assure a good seat.

Call the SeaWorld information line at 800-257-4268 to get show listings by phone.

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Places to stay near the park

Dolphin Motel
Motel 6 Downtown
Travelodge La Jolla Beach
WorldMark San Diego
Rodeway Inn Mission Valley
Americas Best Value Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Heritage Inn
Hyatt Regency
Ramada Limited
Wyndham Garden San Diego
Paradise Point Resort & Spa

I have not personally stayed at these hotels so please click on each one to read the reviews before booking your trip. Remember, just because the pictures might look nice, doesn't mean it is!


Turtle Reef is an interactive attraction where you step into the world of nearly 60 sea turtles. Connect with sea turtles and go on a rescue mission ride of your own aboard Riptide Rescue. Experience their sea to shore journey by playing Race for the Beach.

Manta is a multi-media double-launch coaster where you twist, dive and soar like a ray. Or surround yourself with gliding rays in a grotto where you can feed and touch the rays. Pretty cool!

The Shamu Show, One Ocean, is pretty cool as well. Psst! Don't sit in the front rows unless you want to get wet!

Other shows and attractions at SeaWorld San Diego include:

  • Shipwreck Rapids - Splashes, spins and plunges you through an underwater cavern.
  • Sesame Street Bay of Play - for the little ones.
  • Skytower - High flying fun.
  • Bayside Skyride
  • Journey to Atlantis - Combo coaster and water ride.
  • Dolphin Point - Touch bottlenose dolphins.
  • Penguin Encounter - See penguins play.
  • Wild Artic - Get face-to-face, if you're lucky, to polar bears, beluga whales and walruses.
  • Blue Horizons - Dolphin show.
  • Sea Lions LIVE - Laugh at the antics of Clyde and Seamore, the comical duo.
  • Pets Rule! - Where more animals get into the act.
  • Cirque de la Mer - Show
  • Shamu Rocks - Show
  • Madagascar LIVE! Operation: Vacation - Show where you'll get a chance to meet the characters.
  • Shark Encounter - View up-close, sharks, rays & tropical fish.

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