SeaWorld San Diego turned the Big 5-0 back in 2014, and has continued to prosper with new exhibits and attractions as the timeless tourist attraction marches toward its diamond celebration (60 years) in 2024. Is SeaWorld on your San Diego vacation hit list? If not, it certainly should be! San Diego Coast Rentals offers vacation rentals nearby – from studio apartments and bungalows to five-bedroom private homes and townhomes.
SeaWorld opened in 1964 and was the first aquatic theme park of its kind in the United States, presenting dolphin shows, rides, educational programs and other attractions. The park was anchored by its one-of-a-kind whale exhibition featuring Shamu, a killer whale. (Additional parks would later open in Orlando and San Antonio.) Over the years, the park established itself as a leader in marine research, rescues and recuperations, and educating visitors about the importance of the oceans.