Note: Sea World San Diego plans to reopen on July 10 2020. Check their websites for the current COVID-19 updates.
This is one of our favorite Southern California theme parks. It offers a variety of marine life, shows, rides, fireworks and loads of fun. In 2017, they are changing their shows to be more animal friendly. SeaWorld has recently opened Aquatica Water Park in San Diego, so check that out too if you are visiting in June - September.
Blue Horizons - Blue Horizons is a spectacular show featuring dolphins, pilot whales and exotic birds.
One Ocean - Sea World San Diego killer whale show, "One Ocean" features Shamu and other killer whales.
Shamu Rocks - Summer killer whale show with some rock n roll. This will be replaced in 2017 with a new animal friendly show.
Shark Encounter - At SeaWorld San Diego’s 280,000-gallon Shark Encounter, guests come “uncomfortably” close to a dozen species of sharks.
Dolphin Encounter - At the Dolphin Encounter, guests can get close to bottlenose dolphins without getting in the water.
Sesame Street Kids Play Area - Sesame Street Bay of Play at SeaWorld is a two-acre, whimsical play area that features family-friendly rides, character performances and interactive play elements.
Water Coaster Journey To Atlantis - Try Sea World San Diego thrilling water coaster, featuring twists and turns, and a splashy, 60-foot plunge.
Plus many more Sea World Rides, shows and things to do at Sea World San Diego theme park.
SeaWorld Address: 500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: (800) 25-SHAMU (1-800-257-4268)
SeaWorld Hours: Daily. Hours vary, but typically open at 10 AM during the off season and weekdays, and 9 AM summer and weekends. Closing time varies, but open later summer and weekends.
SeaWorld Water Park: In 2013 SeaWorld opened their San Diego Aquatica waterpark for even more fun. The park is open seasonally. For more information see Aquatica Water Park.
Parking: $25 for cars
Ticket Prices: $93.99 adults and youth ages 10 and up, children ages 3-10 $88.99. There are many special discounts and combination passes with other Southern California attractions. See our Sea World Discounts page for more information.
Food: Eat at the park, or you can picnic at nearby Mission Bay Park.
Dog Kennel Service: If you have your dog with you, bring him to the pet facility. For $10 you can keep him in a 4 ft x 8 ft kennel. Bring your own food and bowls, water is available. First come basis so arrive early.
Official website: www.seaworld.com
Directions to San Diego SeaWorld from I5: From Interstate 5 take the SeaWorld Dr. exit and head West one mile.
Directions from I8: From Interstate 8 go north on Interstate 5 to SeaWorld Dr. and turn West towards the park entrance.
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