Theme Parks in Southern California

Visit these theme parks in Southern California. If you are planning to vacation in California and want to visit some theme parks, Southern California is the place to go. The most famous theme park is Disneyland, but there are many other great theme parks too. You can get discount vacation packages if you plan ahead and buy packages to these theme parks in Southern California.

Save up to 50% on discount theme ticket packages.

Updated June 21, 2024 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

Theme Parks California

Disneyland California Theme Park

Disneyland California If you want to have a great time in a magical place, visit Disneyland. Located a short drive north of San Diego in Anaheim, along with its sister part Disney California Adventure, it is one of the best theme parks in Southern California. And of course. there is Star Wars land - the new Galaxy's Edge. They have something for everyone. Appropriate for kids of all ages, teens and adults. $$$$$

Universal Studios Are you intrigued by Hollywood, but also want a theme park experience? Visit Universal Studios in Hollywood for fun rides and attractions, including a backlot studio tour. Harry Potter too. Appropriate for older kids, teens and adults. $$$$

Sea World San Diego Located near downtown San Diego, SeaWorld has both rides and animal shows for a variety of experiences. $$$$ Appropriate for kids of all ages, teens and adults.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo The world-famous San Diego Zoo is in Balboa Park, in the heart of San Diego. They have wonderful collection of animals and beautiful gardens too. $$$ Appropriate for kids of all ages, teens and adults.

Safari Park The San Diego Zoo also has a wildlife park, with a safari theme. You can take a tram ride through the African Safari. One of my favorite theme parks in Southern California. Appropriate for kids of all ages, teens and adults. $$$

Knotts Berry Farm A fun theme park in Los Angeles area with rides, rollercoasters, and attractions. Appropriate for kids of all ages, teens and adults. $$$$

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain If you love rollercoasters, this is the SoCal theme park for you. Located north of LA, it is best for older kids, teens and adults. $$$$

Legoland Do you love legos? Check out Legoland in Carlsbad, north of San Diego. Lego exhibits, rides, and a lego store. I love the cities build out of legos. Best for kids and anyone who loves legos. They also have an aquarium and seasonal water park.$$$$

Belmont Park A fun theme park right on the beach. No admission, so you only pay for the rides. Located at Mission Beach in San Diego, you can enjoy some rides, swim at The Plunge indoor swimming pool, or enjoy the beach. $$

Sesame Place San Diego Enjoy the water rides and Sesame Street characters, parades and shows at Sesame Place San Diego. They are open most days during the summer, and weekends during the rest of the year. Appropriate for younger kids and parents. $$$

Discount Ticket Package Deals
Theme Parks in Southern California

Southern California Attraction Pass - Visit multiple theme parks and save up to $72! Choose from 2 - 5 days at Disneyland Resort, Sea World San Diego, Legoland and the San Diego Zoo. Bundle together the package that you want at these favorite Southern California theme parks. Customize your attraction pass.

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Theme Park Hotel Package - You can save up to 20% by bundling a hotel package with your theme park tickets. Choose from over 40 hotels near Disneyland or other theme parks. Choose your hotel package at

San Diego Attractions - You can save up to $27 on tickets to the best San Diego Attractions, including Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Legoland and Safari Park. Choose all 4 parks or just some of them. See options at

CityPASS - If you are visiting multiple theme parks and San Diego attractions, then consider the San Diego CityPASS. You can save up to 41% at San Diego’s best theme parks and attractions including Legoland, Seaworld San Diego, San Diego Zoo or Safari Park, USS Midway Museum, City Cruises, Old Town Trolley Tours, Birch Aquarium and Maritime Museum. Choose from 3 to 6 attractions to purchase and visit over 9 days. Check out the San Diego City PASS and save money at San Diego CityPASS.

Go City All-Inclusive Pass - The Go City All-Inclusive Pass gives you flexibility to visit as many San Diego attractions as you wish over 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 consecutive days. This includes seeing both the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. Other attractions include Seaworld San Diego, Legoland, USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, Birch Aquarium, Sesame Place San Diego, Belmont Park, San Diego Natural History Museum, The Fleet Science Center, San Diego Air and Space Museum, One Hour San Diego Harbor Cruise, Whale Watching by Hornblower Cruise, San Diego Speed Boat Adventures, Petco Park Tours, Plunge Swimming Pool, San Diego Hiking Tour, San Diego Pier Fishing, Speed Circuit: All. Access, La. Jolla 90-minute Kayak Rental, La Jolla Full Day Snorkel Rental, La Jolla Full Day Bike Rental, La Jolla Surf Board Rental, La Jolla 90 Minute Stand-Up Paddle Board Rental, Museum of Us (formerly Museum of Man), Mingei International Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – La Jolla, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego Automotive Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, The New Children’s Museum, Knott’s Berry Farm, One Way Coronado Ferry, Coronado 90-Minute Tandem Kayak Rental, Coronado – Stand Up Paddle Board Rental, Coronado – Full Day Bike Rental, GoCar San Diego Tours: 30-Minute Navigational Tour, UTC Ice Sports Center, 2-hour Stand Up Paddleboard Rental, San Diego Harbor – 2 Hour Kayak Rental, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, San Diego City Tour, Catalina Flyer, Whale Watch & Dolphin Tour – Newport Beach, South Coast Plaza Shop & Dine Package, Museum of Contemporary Art (Downtown), Living Coast Discovery Center, Museum of Photographic Arts, Museum of Making Music, The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego, Coronado Museum of History & Art, Dolby Theatre Tours, Hollywood Museum and the Richard Nixon Library. Choose from and

Go City Explorer Pass - The Go City Explorer Pass gives you flexibility to pick your attractions and save. Visit 2, 3, 4 5 or 7 attractions in a 60 day window. Choose from and

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