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SeaWorld® San Diego

Visit one of the world’s largest marine parks for talented and amazing and animals, electrifying rides, conservation education and seasonal events.

SeaWorld® San Diego has long been a family favorite for its entertaining marine animals. Plan a multi-day visit to today’s exciting marine park to watch the animal attractions, from otters to orcas and penguins to pinnipeds. Enjoy the many exciting rides, including the Electric Eel roller coaster, with speeds to 60 miles (100 kilometers) per hour and an inverted roll 150 feet (46 meters) in the air. Bayside Skyride offers a gentler ride with magnificent views of Mission Bay.

Marine animals with four flippers as limbs are known as pinnipeds. Enjoy the endless entertainment as these seals and sea lions chatter and cavort during their daily shows. The Sea Rescue show tells how SeaWorld has saved more than 31,000 marine animals during its five decades of operation. SeaWorld Inside Look demonstrates day-to-day care of the rescued animals. 

See what’s swimming around in the aquariums throughout SeaWorld San Diego where about 13,000 animals from more than 500 species live. Dolphin Point offers interactions with friendly bottlenose dolphins. Kids love watching the playful antics of the California sea otters at Otter Outlook and the 400 penguins in Penguin Encounter. Glimpse octopuses face-to-face from inside a tube in their aquarium and learn about sharks and turtles. Touch the bat rays in Manta and ride on its double-launch coaster.

Along with daily animal shows, SeaWorld has special celebrations throughout the year. From Lunar New Year and the Seven Seas Food Festival in the spring to Halloween and Christmas, the park offers special food and themed activities. Watch the magical Sesame Street Party Parade on weekends between early May and Labor Day. Bioluminescent lighting and music create fantastic experiences on select summer evenings.

Find SeaWorld San Diego north of downtown San Diego, about a 10-minute drive or taxi ride from the airport or Amtrak station. Pay for a daily pass or purchase an annual pass, which includes parking and unlimited admission. Get discounts for those under age 10. Kids under age 3 have free entry. Enjoy your favorite foods at eating spots throughout the park. Have breakfast with orcas or eat aboard a shipwreck.

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Check out our San Diego things to do page to discover more activities while you're in the area.

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The Dana on Mission Bay $139
The Dana on Mission Bay

The Dana on Mission Bay

1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Bay Park, Mission Bay, and Belmont Park. SeaWorld and Ocean Beach Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld $76
    Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld

    Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld

    3737 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Point Loma, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Old Town San Diego State Park, Mission Bay, and Ocean Beach Park. Hotel Circle and SeaWorld are also within 3 mi (5 km). San Diego-Old Town Transit Center is 23 minutes by foot and Old Town Transit Center Station is 27 minutes.

      Paradise Point Resort & Spa $169
      Paradise Point Resort & Spa

      Paradise Point Resort & Spa

      1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this San Diego resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Bay Park and Mission Bay. SeaWorld and Belmont Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Bahia Resort Hotel $139
        Bahia Resort Hotel

        Bahia Resort Hotel

        998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this South Mission Beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Mission Bay, Belmont Park, and Mission Beach. SeaWorld and Pacific Beach Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina $149
          Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

          Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

          1441 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the waterfront, this spa resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mission Bay, Belmont Park, and SeaWorld. Ocean Beach Park and Mission Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld $58
            Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld

            Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld

            3880 Greenwood St, San Diego, CA
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Point Loma, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Old Town Trolley Tours and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from SeaWorld. Marine Corps Recruit Depot and San Diego Convention Center are also within 6 mi (10 km). Old Town Transit Center Station is 14 minutes by foot and San Diego-Old Town Transit Center is 11 minutes.

              Heritage Inn San Diego Near SeaWorld $65
              Heritage Inn San Diego Near SeaWorld

              Heritage Inn San Diego Near SeaWorld

              3333 Channel Way, San Diego, CA
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Point Loma, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mission Bay, Old Town San Diego State Park, and Ocean Beach Park. SeaWorld and Hotel Circle are also within 3 mi (5 km). San Diego-Old Town Transit Center is 28 minutes by foot.

                Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area $116
                Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area

                Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area

                3950 Jupiter St, San Diego, CA
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Point Loma, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mission Bay, Ocean Beach Park, and Old Town San Diego State Park. SeaWorld and Belmont Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).