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SeaWorld San Diego

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Address: 500 SeaWorld Drive, SeaWorld of California, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: 800 25 SHAMU
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Swimming with dolphins
Description: SeaWorld takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist...
SeaWorld takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist beyond the ocean's door. A place where up-close encounters connect you to the energy, excitement and mystery of the sea and sea life. A world of fascinating days, captivating nights and exhilarating adventure. Plus, Sesame Street presents Lights, Camera, Imagination!, a new 4-D movie and the all-new Sesame Street Bay of Play, an all-new play area with three family-friendly rides.
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What a great experience!

Well done SeaWorld on a great outing for the family! This place exceeded all my expectations. The shows were amazing and the animals were well looked after. Clean facilities! And... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Well done SeaWorld on a great outing for the family! This place exceeded all my expectations. The shows were amazing and the animals were well looked after. Clean facilities! And special thanks to the staff who gave my son a free dolphin toy.

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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If there is a sea creature that isn't here then tell the Management. They will get one! A wonderful day out for Adults and children alike. Shows featuring Whales, Sea Lions and Seals are just some of the attractions. Every Sea creature known to man is here and some endangered species too. It's expensive but if your in San Diego... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

For me it was all about the sea life, the abundance of opportunities to interact with sting rays, turtles etc and mostly for the shows. I have never seen Killer Whales before and thought the show was awesome, as was the dolphin show. To top it off there are many great rides for everyone to enjoy. My tip to fellow... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Loved this place. So much to see and do. Can be costly but worth every penny. Must see the pet show,penguins so so funny. The shows are all timed perfectly so you can catch them all in one day. Didn't go on any of rides, so be prepared for a full day. Would go back again

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great place for families, the park is large and has a lot to explore. It’s a fun place to spend the day, the show are a definite go-to and there’s a few rides to take. A whole portion of the entrance has animals you can touch, but be sure to bring sunscreen or wear some kind of covering, because it... More 

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Senior Contributor
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Surely a great place for kids. There are so many different things to do. From shows to rides, there is something for everyone. Food and drinks are average in quality, but definitely overprized. When using the San Diego GO Card make sure to go straight to the entrance - no need to waste 45 minutes in the ticket lines.

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Windsor, CO
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had a wonderful day with our family there. We had not been in several years and just a much fun as we remembered. Loved the dolphin show and naturally the whales....a great time was had by all.

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San Francisco, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Sea World is a definite must when visiting San Diego. I have been to San Diego before but never had the time to go. A thoroughly enjoyable day. It's a little bit of a trick to time everything so you can see the shows, but well worth the effort. The young people put on an entertaining show in addition to... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Yeah yeah yeah, I know, I saw Blackfish, and I can understand why some conservationists want Sea World shut down. It doesn't change the fact that I loved Sea World as a kid and my kids absolutely love Sea World now. Where else can you go to see the variety of ocean life without travelling to far distant places? As... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We've been visiting Sea world in our second day in San Diego. It has both educational and entertainment activities. The kids were having fun. I would save it for the last day.

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