Where can you look a shark in the eye and live to tell the tale? Only at SeaWorld San Diego! One of California?s premier family vacation and travel destinations, SeaWorld features some fabulous aquatic shows, amusements, and other adventures. No wonder both kids and adults love this place?it?s educational as well as profoundly entertaining.
Aquatic Shows & Exhibits
First on the list are SeaWorld?s aquatic shows. A ?must-see? is Shamu?s Adventure (Hint: If you want a big splash, sit in the first 14 rows).
Other SeaWorld institutions include Dolphin Discovery, Pirates 4-D, and Pets Rule, where dogs, cats, and pigs get into the act. Meanwhile, at Shark Encounter, you view hundreds of sharks in a huge habitat. Then visit a sea creature we all love?the dolphin?at Rocky Point Preserve, where you can learn about them, watch them play, and maybe even feed one. Other SeaWorld crowd-pleasers include Penguin Encounter (yes, there?s snow in San Diego) and Wild Arctic.
Make time for some hands-on fun at Shamu?s Happy Harbor, where kids can climb rope ladders, play in the sand, and pretend to be pirates. Kids especially enjoy California Tide Pool, where they can touch starfish.
No SeaWorld visit is complete without a scary ride. Guests over 42 inches can enjoy an exciting journey down rough water, through an underground cavern on Shipwreck Rapids. After the wild voyage, you can relax at Shipwreck Reef Caf? for a meal or a treat? you may even get to meet animals and their trainers!
SeaWorld is located on San Diego?s Mission Bay, close to hotels in the Mission Valley, downtown, and beach areas. From Mission Valley, take I-8 west to I-5 north, and exit at SeaWorld Drive. From downtown, take I-5 north and exit at SeaWorld Drive.