The ocean is an inexorable part of San Diego, and in many ways SeaWorld San Diego provides a link between us air lovers and all the amazing creatures that populate the waters just beyond our shores.
SeaWorld is one of San Diego’s most impressive and popular attractions. This huge theme park houses a huge collection of sea creatures, including killer whales, dolphins, sharks, penguins, huge sea turtles, manta rays, and more. Guests can expect to be wowed by incredible animal shows and thrilled by a variety of rides that will appeal to children and adults alike.
If you are bringing your family to San Diego for vacation, SeaWorld is an absolute must for your schedule. Where else will your children get to pet dolphins, watch killer whales swim just inches away and get splashed during exciting live shows?
Some of the most popular features of SeaWorld include:
Manta – a mega-attraction roller coaster opened in 2012. Riders first get to see and touch manta rays in a shallow pool at the entrance to the ride. Cars start inside a manta ray aquarium and then shoot out onto the track at 43 miles per hour.
One Ocean – A Shamu show that educates, entertains, and inspires. Trainers perform with killer whales, showing off a variety of amazing tricks. If you sit close, you might consider bringing an umbrella!
Shark Encounter – A SeaWorld must! Shark encounter is a viewing tunnel that provides amazing views of sharks as they swim overhead. This is an immersive experience that you and the kids will not quickly forget.
Blue Horizons – A fascinating performance that includes birds, dolphins, and trainers performing stunning tricks. Kids will love the costumes, music, and beauty of the dolphins as they leap and splash throughout this fun show.
Sesame Street Bay of Play – Young children are invited to play with their favorite Sesame Street characters at SeaWorld’s Sesame Street Bay, a family-friendly part of the park that includes costumed Sesame Street characters and rides like Elmo’s Flying Fish, Oscar’s Rocking Eel and Abby’s Sea Star Spin.
Dolphin Encounter – Dolphins are some of the smartest, friendliest, and most playful creatures on earth. Come meet these amazing animals at Dolphin Encounter, a park experience that lets you touch and feed bottlenose dolphins.
There is much more to SeaWorld than just the few features listed above, but you’ll have to visit to see it all.
SeaWorld is especially fun to visit in the fall and winter. The park is much less crowded in the second half of the year, which means fewer lines and better seating for the shows. SeaWorld also holds special Halloween events and shows from September 28 – October 27 and its regular Christmas celebration from November 16 – January 4. Don’t miss out on these extra special holiday extravaganzas.
SeaWorld is within close driving distance of many of the San Diego vacation rentals that we have available. Check our availabilities to see which rental houses, cottages and condos are open during your vacation days. Give your family the joy of and fun of a day spent at SeaWorld during your San Diego vacation.