SeaWorld® San Diego & San Diego Zoo – Bundle and Save
With moderate temperatures throughout the year and multiple attractions to satisfy almost any interest, San Diego is a great place to spend your vacation. Not only is there a lot to do, but there are some great deals to take advantage of as well.
For example, aRes Travel offers vacation bundles that will save you money. Purchase tickets for SeaWorld® San Diego and the San Diego Zoo from us, and you’ll enjoy incredible discounts for both. Because of their proximity to each other, you can also book a convenient package with a stay at one of the fabulous hotels nearby.
SeaWorld® San Diego
When you hear “SeaWorld®,” you automatically think of marine animals. While the San Diego location does still feature marine life in many forms, it has expanded considerably in recent years. It is now a bustling theme park, complete with aquatic thrill rides and spectacular shows, in addition to incredible close encounters with sea creatures.
There are several family-friendly rides to please those with a tamer disposition. However, the adrenaline junkies will be delighted to hear that the park features seven rides that fall into the medium-to-high thrill level.
For example, the Tidal Twister will be opening in 2019. It’s a dueling roller coaster, the first of its kind in the world. Two trains load at opposite ends of a figure-of-eight track. They cross in the center, with passengers facing both forward and backward.
If that sounds a little too much, there are several moderate thrill rides, including two water rides, a flume roller coaster called Journey to Atlantis, and Shipwreck Rapids, a whitewater raft adventure. There are also a few moderate roller coasters.
There is plenty for little ones to do as well — you will probably have a hard time getting them to leave Sesame Street® Bay of Play®. Family members of all ages will enjoy the award-winning shows and marine animal exhibits. Who can resist watching penguins slide around and sea lions jump and dive?
San Diego Zoo
Speaking of animals, the San Diego Zoo is home to thousands of animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies. The zoo introduced the concept of open-air animal enclosures that mimic their natural habitats to ensure their ongoing comfort. It broke new ground and is now utilized in most world-class zoos.
You can also take advantage of the many other attractions at this incredible location, including a botanical tour, an aerial tram, and multiple animal shows and experiences. The agricultural areas feature over 700,000 types of plants.
If you have a real animal lover in the family, the San Diego Zoo offers upgraded experiences with some of their most famous animals. Enjoy an early-morning visit with giant pandas, get hands-on experience and find out what it is like to be a zookeeper, or spend as long as five hours with your own personal tour guide.
Between the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld® San Diego, you will be able to see and learn about thousands of land, sea, and flying animals.
Book a Hotel Package and Save More!
Whether you have spent the day at SeaWorld® San Diego or the San Diego Zoo, you’ll need somewhere to unwind and prepare for your next exciting day out. You can save more by purchasing a package that includes a hotel.
Stay Near the Beach
There are beachfront hotels that look out onto the Pacific Ocean a short distance from both attractions. The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa has a unique Polynesian theme, complete with tikis, koi ponds, and exotic birds.
Its sister property, the Bahia Resort Hotel is located on Mission Bay and provides access to a secluded beach where you can rent private cabanas.
There are other beachfront hotels further away like the Ocean Park Inn and the Surfer Beach Hotel. If you are looking for a much cheaper vacation, there are also several well-appointed hostels close to the beach.
If you are looking for a recognizable chain hotel, you can go urban and stay closer to the airport in downtown San Diego. The luxury Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego is one block north of the Gaslamp Quarter, where you can find arts, culture, and delicious food. It is also only about a mile-and-a-half away from the San Diego Zoo.
There are several other hotels all within a three-to-four-mile distance of the zoo. Hampton Inn San Diego, Baymont by Wyndham San Diego, and Comfort Inn Gaslamp/Convention Center are all reasonably priced and offer the amenities you would expect from these popular and reputable chains.
While not as challenging as Los Angeles, San Diego is famous for its rush-hour traffic jams, so you may want to take travel time into consideration when choosing your hotel. Those 15 miles could take you anywhere from 20 minutes to over an hour, depending on the time of day. You probably don’t want to spend your vacation sitting in traffic.
Fortunately, public transit is plentiful, relatively cheap, and a favored method of getting around. Discuss public transport options with your aRes Travel planning expert for more information and advice on navigating the city.
There are plenty of other things to see and do in San Diego as well. Regardless of where you choose to stay, you will find plenty of entertainment, dining, and shopping options within your vicinity.
Your Next Animal Adventure Awaits!
Both the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld® San Diego have a lot to offer visitors, and they both take immense pride in their conservation efforts. Check out our fantastic combo deals, including tickets for both attractions. Then it’s a simple case of deciding if you want to stay in an urban area or near the beach. Let aRes Travel worry about the rest!
For the best savings on SeaWorld® San Diego and San Diego Zoo discount tickets, the greatest deals on packages and hotels, and 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.