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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$337 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Located in the heart of San Diego, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mission Bay, Belmont Park and SeaWorld. Mission Beach and Dog Beach are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,103 reviews)
"Great place to stay"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 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$550 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Located in San Diego, this beachfront resort is in a regional park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mission Bay, Mission Beach and Belmont Park. Dog Beach and Pacific ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,390 reviews)
"This is the second stay here and we are hoping to make this a tradition for our family. We love it!"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 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$453 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Situated on the waterfront, this spa resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mission Bay, Belmont Park, and SeaWorld. Mission Beach and Dog Beach are also within 2 miles ...
4/5Very Good! (905 reviews)
"We have stayed at many hotels/resorts in San Diego for our family staycations. This is definitely our NEW favorite hotel to stay at. Very Family friendly and for the extra money we paid for the view, WORTH IT! Love the pool and Saturday activities they had. It felt like we were at an All Inclusive ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2021

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
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.

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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$141 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Heritage Inn San Diego Near SeaWorld
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$550 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
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$337 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
The Dana on Mission Bay
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$453 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
3 out of 5
3737 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$213 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
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$262 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area, an IHG Hotel
Bahia Resort Hotel
Bahia Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$412 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Bahia Resort Hotel
Point Loma 3 Bedroom/2bath
Point Loma 3 Bedroom/2bath
4106 Venus St, San Diego, CA
Point Loma 3 Bedroom/2bath
Point Loma 3 Bedroom/2bath
Point Loma 3 Bedroom/2bath
4106 Venus St, B, San Diego, CA
Point Loma 3 Bedroom/2bath
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.