Holidays in SeaWorld

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Seaworld featuring marine life and interior views as well as a small group of people

A fun family favourite, where you can get up close to the local marine life, enjoy fun rides and be wowed by the performances.

Ever since it first opened in 1964, SeaWorld® San Diego in Mission Beach has drawn kids and big kids alike. Visitors come here to get closer to the amazing marine animals on show. Why not head over to Dolphin Point where you can feed and even train the performing bottlenoses—these intelligent mammals love to do tricks. It is even possible to arrange to get into the water with the impressive beluga whales, but make sure you book in advance.

One of the park’s big draws is its One Ocean® show, a 25-minute live display featuring orcas leaping in and out of the water and performing tricks to delight the crowds. If you’re feeling brave, check out the Shark Encounter® glass tunnel, the bat rays at the Manta exhibit and the comedy antics of the otters and sea lions too.

If you can tear yourself away from the sea animals on show, there are all kinds of rides for you to try out—from the 69 kph Manta rollercoaster to the Bayside Skyride gondola voyage across Mission Beach. Explore the frozen landscape of the poles on the Wild Arctic® simulation, or fly 100 metres into the air on SkyTower to see San Diego from above. You can even get wet on the Shipwreck Rapids® which will take you right under a waterfall.

Sesame Street® Bay of Play® is the perfect place to take younger visitors, with its child-friendly rides, as well as special appearances by Elmo, Bert and Ernie, who are always happy to pose for a photo with their fans.

There is so much to see and do at Seaworld, that a day just flies by. Hang around in the evening for the fireworks show which is held every night during the summer months. There is a range of food options, offering something for everyone, from a light bite to a full meal. If you’d like to eat by the whales’ training pool at the Dine with Shamu café, it’s a good idea to book a place in advance. The park’s opening times change throughout the year, with hours extended during holiday seasons and the summer.

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The Dana on Mission Bay
The Dana on Mission Bay
3.5 out of 5
1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$241 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
Located in the heart of San Diego, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mission Bay, Bahia Point Beach and SeaWorld. Belmont Park and Dog Beach are also within ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,059 reviews)
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Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

The Dana on Mission Bay
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$364 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Located in San Diego, this beachfront resort is in a regional park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mission Bay, Dog Beach and Bahia Point Beach. Mission Beach and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,401 reviews)
"Close to downtown, the zoo, La Jolla and anywhere you want to go in San Diego."

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2021

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
4 out of 5
1441 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$286 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Situated on the waterfront, this spa resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mission Bay and Bahia Point Beach. Dog Beach and SeaWorld are also within 2 miles (3 ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,029 reviews)
"We enjoyed the restaurant and the waterslides in the pool area."

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
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Motel 6 San Diego, CA – near Sea World
Motel 6 San Diego, CA – near Sea World
2 out of 5
3880 Greenwood St, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$95 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
Motel 6 San Diego, CA – near Sea World
The Dana on Mission Bay
The Dana on Mission Bay
3.5 out of 5
1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$241 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
The Dana on Mission Bay
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$364 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
4 out of 5
1441 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$286 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
San Diego Mission Bay Resort
San Diego Mission Bay Resort
4 out of 5
1775 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$348 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
San Diego Mission Bay Resort
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
3950 Jupiter St, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$191 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area, an IHG Hotel
Heritage Inn San Diego Near SeaWorld
Heritage Inn San Diego Near SeaWorld
2 out of 5
3333 Channel Way, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$106 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Heritage Inn San Diego Near SeaWorld
Bahia Resort Hotel
Bahia Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$302 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Bahia Resort Hotel
Ramada by Wyndham near SeaWorld / Mission Beach
Ramada by Wyndham near SeaWorld / Mission Beach
2.5 out of 5
3747 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$134 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Ramada by Wyndham near SeaWorld / Mission Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.