SeaWorld® San Diego Planning Guide
Already got your sights set on the fantastic fun of SeaWorld® San Diego for your next family vacation? We don’t blame you! From the rip-roaring rollercoasters to the amazing underwater wildlife, sensational live shows to world-class accommodation, there is something for everyone to love at SeaWorld® San Diego.
With so much to do and see, planning your trip to optimize your time at SeaWorld® San Diego may seem a little overwhelming, but with aRes Travel on your side, it doesn’t have to be! This ultimate trip planning guide can help you organize a trip to SeaWorld® San Diego that you and your family will never forget.
Step 1: Get to Know the Park
When it comes to optimizing your trip, preparation is critical. Take your time to do some research before you go and scout out which of the various attractions, events, shows, and rides you and your family would like to prioritize.
Of course, once you’re in the park, plans may change, but knowing what you absolutely have to see will help you schedule your trip and maximize your fun. Check out the park website and social media platforms to see what’s new at the park and stay up-to-date on seasonal attractions and animal news.
With the variety of incredible attractions available, you’ll probably want to see it all. The following list of park highlights can help you get started with your planning and give you a taste of just how much there is to do, see, and well, taste!
Discover the mysteries of a lost civilization on the Journey to Atlantis, a wet and wild rollercoaster that takes to the heart of the legendary city that vanished under the sea.
Be the first to experience the brand-new Tidal Twister, a breathtaking double-coaster that was designed to mimic the immense power of the ocean’s waves. You’ll fly through the air in a race against the riders in the other carriage as it charges in the opposite direction, adding to the thrill of this extraordinary new ride.
Also new to the park this year is the Orca Encounter, a staggering show starring the ocean’s most powerful predator, the killer whale. With seats just inches from these incredible creatures and a high-tech infinity screen backdrop bringing their story to life, you’ll leave with a profound appreciation for the prowess and intelligence of these magnificent animals.
Don’t forget to make time for the ocean’s friendliest fish and catch the Dolphin Days show, an incredible opportunity to witness the athleticism of SeaWorld® San Diego’s Bottlenose dolphin family. The outdoor show includes soaring stunts and some spectacular splashes.
Go foot to fin with SeaWorld® San Diego’s coolest creatures with a Penguins Up-Close Tour, one of the park’s most popular attractions. Over 300 penguins big and small make up SeaWorld® San Diego’s family of penguin residents. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the love and care that the penguin’s highly knowledgeable handlers put into tending the park’s perky penguins every single day.
SeaWorld® San Diego offers a variety of dining options to satiate even your pickiest eaters.
For an incredible barbecue menu, including all-American favorites like smoked chicken, mac & cheese, and pork ribs, check out Calypso Bay Smokehouse. For the 21-and-ups, this is where you’ll find some of SeaWorld® San Diego’s best drink choices.
For a quicker meal to help you and the kids refuel after all that walking, head to Flatbreads & Fry Cones. Their excellent menu includes a variety of flatbread sandwiches and fry cones for a quick bite that is both convenient and satisfying.
Step 2: Grab Your Tickets
As an official authorized seller of SeaWorld® San Diego tickets, aRes Travel offers some of the best deals and most incredible combo tickets available to help you and your family save big.
With aRes Travel, you can book a SeaWorld® San Diego Weekday ticket for a fraction of the price that you would pay at the gate. In fact, for a limited time, aRes Travel is offering an incredible 7-Day deal for the price of one, which includes unlimited admission to SeaWorld® San Diego for seven consecutive days for the price of one regular admission ticket.
Of course, when you book with aRes Travel, your tickets are always straight-to-gate, meaning you’ll never be left waiting in the admission line when you could be enjoying the park.
To make dining a breeze for you and your family, aRes Travel offers a Single Day General Admission Tickets and Free All-Day Dining combo. This incredible deal grants entrance to the park and up to three menu items as often as once every hour at select restaurants throughout the park. It’s the perfect way to save for families with children who plan to eat all of their meals at the park.
To combine SeaWorld® San Diego admissions with other attractions in fabulous nearby San Diego, check out aRes Travel’s package deals. The savings increase with your admission to every park! Take advantage of aRes Travel’s customizable package options to visit San Diego’s Fab Four: SeaWorld® San Diego, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and LEGOLAND® California.
Step 3: Get There
Located on gorgeous Mission Bay, just a stone’s throw from the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, SeaWorld® San Diego is easily accessible by car and is located north of the terminus of Route 8.
With the excellent parking options available, arriving by car is undoubtedly the most convenient way to get there, but if you’re lacking wheels, there is a variety of other options available to you.
In fact, the park is served by the trolleys and buses of the Metropolitan Transit System from San Diego and other convenient locations from early in the morning to late at night seven days a week. You can even download the convenient mobile-ticketing app to purchase single-day unlimited rides on any of the MTS buses and trolleys for only $5.
Step 4: Stay in Style
Finding accommodation that suits your specific needs can be the most frustrating (and wallet-draining) part of planning any vacation.
But it doesn’t have to be! The experts at aRes Travel have put together various hotel package options to help you stay in style and offer exclusive deals on hundreds of hotels located conveniently close to SeaWorld® San Diego.
For premium savings on a comprehensive vacation package, don’t miss out on aRes Travel’s SeaWorld® San Diego Vacation bundle. This fantastic deal allows you to choose from 37 different hotels and includes a 7-Day SeaWorld® San Diego general admission ticket.
For a more customizable option, check out the Choose Your Own Adventure package, which grants admission to one, two, three, or all of the Fab 4 and your choice of 18 different hotels in beautiful San Diego.
For these exclusive deals on inexpensive SeaWorld® San Diego tickets, incredible savings on packages and hotels, and some of the lowest prices on travel, call 1 (800) 434-7894 (international callers use +1 (619) 546-5622) to speak with an aRes Travel planning expert seven days a week, or book online now.