California has so much to offer. It is an oasis where you can get lost and spend time with your feet soaked in the Pacific, a haven for surfers and for lovers of mile-long beaches, girls in bikinis and guys with sculpted muscles on display on the shore. In a nutshell, California’s identity is tied to the water! But is there a place in California where you can discover marine life, attend exciting water shows, and enjoy games and adventures? The answer is SeaWorld San Diego!
How to Get to SeaWorld San Diego
Address: 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
When asked “what to do in San Diego?” one of the most common answers is… “going to SeaWorld! “, but it’s actually one of several in the United States. Besides the one in San Antonio, Texas, the most famous SeaWorld is perhaps the one in Orlando, Florida. But the first park to open with this name was the one in San Diego. SeaWorld San Diego is located right in the city, on 500 Sea World Drive, in Mission Bay on the Pacific. The park can also be reached by Metropolitan Transit System buses, starting from Old Town Transit Center, which in turn is well connected with other buses. If you come by car, there is a parking lot and the cost is $16 per car.
Map of SeaWorld San Diego
There are many things to do in this park. You can watch the most incredible water shows, observe the behavior of marine animals, and enjoy a few wild rides. Here are the main activities for you to enjoy.
What to See in Sea World San Diego: Rides and Attractions
What are the two most famous water rides in San Diego’s SeaWorld?
Journey to Atlantis
This water ride will make you relive the fantastic journey to Atlantis, along an exciting route on a boat. You will venture along the rapids of an artificial canal, with ups and downs, and come into contact with the most fascinating marine animals.
You will board a circular raft that will face the rapids of a river around the island where you were shipwrecked. You will have an unforgettable and wet experience as you go through waterfalls, caves, and dives.
Other Rides and Attractions
There are not only water activities at SeaWorld, but also breathtaking roller coasters like the Tidal Twister, the new Electric Eel, and the legendary and daunting Manta, as well as rides that are more suitable for families but still thrilling, starting with the Riptide Rescue.
Try the flight simulations on the Wild Arctic Ride and ride the Skytower, where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the San Diego skyline. There are plenty of activities for small children, such as Elmo’s Flying Fish.
SeaWorld San Diego Shows
In addition to all kinds of roller coasters, at SeaWorld you can see with your own eyes the diverse animal life, including polar bears, penguins, sharks, killer whales, sea lions, bizarre, and disturbing fish, housed in faithful ocean and arctic scenery. You can also enjoy many themed shows, which make this park unique. The sets and plot twists of SeaWorld’s shows are matched only by those of Disneyland and Universal Studios (if you were to make a comparison to other parks in California), but they have their own unforgettable charm. We’ll describe the recommended ones, and if you plan your day well, you’ll be able to see them all throughout the day.
Orca whales are among the most fearsome and at the same time fascinating animals that swim in the oceans. In this show, you can observe them closely as they display their strength and elegance. You will be fascinated by the incredible routine with water fountains and a whirlwind of bright colors.
While killer whales will captivate you with their might, dolphins will conquer you with their lightheartedness. The dolphins are nice and sociable and perform a masterful show, assisted by their coaches, who will make them twirl and play before your eyes.
Sea Lions Live
This show is hilarious. The sea lions can be funnier than many of the comedians on TV! They are experienced dancers and will amaze you with their intelligence and sense of humor. Young and old will enjoy this performance.
SeaWorld Ticket Prices and special offers
Ticket prices to SeaWorld start at $91.99 for daily admission, excluding parking. If you want to save some money, you can buy tickets at either of the two links below, which often have attractive offers.
SeaWorld San Diego tickets on Viator
SeaWorld San Diego Expedia Tickets
There are also special offers that combine a visit to SeaWorld with other attractions in the city and beyond, such as the San Diego tourist passes. In addition, we also recommend the Go California Explorer Pass, a pass that saves you money on the combined purchase of various amusement park tickets throughout California. If San Diego is just a stop for you on the way to Los Angeles and San Francisco, you might consider this pass, because, for an affordable price, you can access 4 or 5 attractions of your choice, including SeaWorld and even Universal Studios in Hollywood in Los Angeles, another great theme park in California.
The great advantage of this pass, in addition to being a good deal, is that it is valid for 30 days.
Where to Stay
Time flies when you are having fun at SeaWorld San Diego and at the end of the day, you’ll be exhausted. Choose the hotel that’s right for you in the Mission Beach area! If you are staying in San Diego take a look at the article linked below, which will help you choose the best hotel for you in the city.