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San Diego

Known for Beaches, Zoo and Museums

Seaside views, a must-see zoo, and top sights from Petco Park to Seaport Village—discover San Diego, a historic destination also famous for its port.

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Seaside views, a must-see zoo, and top sights from Petco Park to Seaport Village—discover San Diego, a historic destination also famous for its port.

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Animal interaction, entertaining rides and informative exhibits are all on offer at this family favorite destination. 

See nature up-close and personal at one of the country’s largest and most educational zoos.

A favorite vacation spot for 100 years, this seaside village combines old-fashioned charm with modern amenities.

Mingle with eccentric locals at bohemian beaches, soak up the sun on a Jet Ski and fish from marshy islands at San Diego’s premier water park.

Culture and nature converge in this diverse park located in the heart of the city.

Experience the thrills and hardships of Navy life at this waterfront museum which has become a San Diego landmark.

Travel back to 1872 at this historic park, which features preserved buildings and recreations of San Diego life in the 19th century.

Purchase a hot dog and watch the San Diego Padres, California’s southernmost Major League Baseball team, play on their home field. 

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Climb aboard the USS Midway, known for serving in both Operation Frequent Wind in 1975 and Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Skip the lines with express entry and take the time to explore all the main areas of this famed aircraft carrier, including access to 29 carefully restored aircraft on the flight deck.

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Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom at the 100-acre (40-ha) San Diego Zoo, home to more than 4,000 animals across 800 rare and exotic species. Spend quality time with giant pandas, New Zealand kiwis, endangered sun bears, and Galápagos tortoises—the zoo’s oldest residents.

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Visit the critters at San Diego Zoo, take the family to USS Midway Museum or LEGOLAND®, or sail out on a whale-watching cruise. The Go San Diego card lets you plan your own itinerary and pack in as many attractions as you can each day, while saving on admission.

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AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® California Resort, where families can have a hands-on, interactive experiences to make memories that last a lifetime! The Resort features more than 60 rides, shows and attractions! Join the crew on the new LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride where you will discover real sea creatures and LEGO treasures.

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Uncover aquatic adventures at SeaWorld® San Diego, where thrilling rides and spectacular live animal shows are sure to entertain visitors young and old. Take a high-speed roller coaster ride on Manta®, watch whales leap out of the water at the One Ocean® show, and get up-close to marine creatures at Explorer's Reef and Shark Encounter.

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With this hop-on hop-off trolley tour, you can explore parks, the waterfront, and interesting neighborhoods at your leisure. Turn back the pages of history and learn how San Diego became the birthplace of California as you listen to an entertaining conductor share historical facts and amusing anecdotes.

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