Local Attractions

2011_seaworld_175.jpgAt SeaWorld, you can dive into the all new “Explorer’s Reef,” where park guests are immediately immersed in an undersea oasis. Experience the amazing killer whale show “One Ocean,” touch and feed dolphins, count the teeth on a shark and come face-to-face with a polar bear. SeaWorld San Diego – helping guests celebrate, connect and care for the world we share.


2011_sdzoo_175.jpgThe 100-acre San Diego Zoo is a not-for-profit conservation organization, well known for its lush, naturalistic habitats and unique animal encounters. It is home to more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing approximately 660 species and subspecies and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 plants. This holiday season, join us at the San Diego Zoo for Jungle Bells, when we transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland with activities for the entire family. Jungle Bells is open most evenings December 13th through January 4th, and is presented by California Coast Credit Union.


2011_sdsafari_175.jpgThe San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an adventurer’s safari paradise in Southern California. The 1,800-acre Safari Park is home to more than 2,600 animals representing over 300 species, many living in wide, open field enclosures. Take part in one of our thrilling array of Safari experiences and create memories of adventure, all while benefiting the conservation of species here and in more than 35 countries around the globe. And see the all new Tiger Trail, where you will immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the South Pacific as you experience the power and majesty of tigers like never before!


2010_legoland_175.jpgLEGOLAND California is a 128-acre park geared specifically towards youngsters ages two through 12. With over 60 family rides, “hands-on” attractions and shows, LEGOLAND California provides education, adventure and fun. Right next door, SEA LIFETM Aquarium is a child-focused, adult friendly experience of the aquatic world.  For more information visit LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO.


Enjoy the award-winning sightseeing tours of the City of San Diego and Coronado aboard an Old Town Trolley. Tour at your own pace with their unique on and off service to eleven stops including Old Town, The Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, Little Italy, and Balboa Park (including The World-Famous San Diego Zoo!).



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Explore America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier from the end of World War II to Desert Storm.  Includes Battle of Midway Theater docent-led tours of the island and self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors.  Open daily.


As always, this exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons-more than any other parade! Over 100,000 street-side spectators will enjoy the parade along with a nationwide television audience.