SeaWorld in San Diego is home to around 13,000 marine animals that receive a healthy diet, exercise, play, and medical examinations. The wildlife at San Diego SeaWorld are cared for by veterarians, animal care specialists and trainers to ensure that the animals are enjoying happy and healthy lifestyles at the center. The majority of the creatures seen at San Diego SeaWorld were either born in captivity or were rescued and unfit to return to their natural habitat.
SeaWorld is not only dedicated to making comfortable lives for these sea animals, but it is also focused on educating the public on wildlife and environmental conservation. Through educational programs such as sleepovers at the park, youth camps, and luxurious accommodation guided tours, as well as wildlife preservation funds and partnerships, SeaWorld strives to raise awareness about protecting and preserving wildlife and natural habitats.
SeaWorld Aquatica Waterpark
The San Diego Aquatica park is located southeast of sunny Chula Vista, which makes it a 20-30 minute drive from many other San Diego tourist attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. This San Diego waterpark is in the perfect location to stay cool in the blistering Southern California sun.The SeaWorld Aquatica in San Diego is not open year round, though during the summer months it stays open seven days a week. During the summer Aquatica San Diego is open from 10am-6pm, though hours may vary so calling ahead of time would be a good idea. If you are visiting outside of peak summer months (June – August) you should check the park’s page to make sure they are open.
Wild Animal Park
The Wild Animal Park is 35 miles north of San Diego and east of Escondido, and is a haven for some of the planet’s most amazing animals. Get up close and personal to live animals in habitats that mimic their natural ones. Situated on 1,800 acres, it is home to 3,500 animals from Africa and Asia, including giraffes, rhinos, and lions. Experience the Park At Dark, the Journey into Africa Tour, and the Kilimajaro Walking Tour.
Disney California Adventure Park is conveniently located just next to Disneyland. The theme park is also located around an hour and a half away from San Diego’s SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo.When you visit Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim you can learn all the tricks of the trade and secrets behind the Disney animators and animations. Guests can tour the Animation Courtyard where original Disney sketches are displayed, or stop by the Animation Academy and receive lessons from Disney artists themselves.
San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is known all over the country as a center of learning and advocacy for the world’s most precious animals, in addition, it is a world class botanical garden. The approximately 700,000 plants that grace the Zoo grounds create the peaceful landscape that it is known for. Located in the heart of San Diego’s Balboa Park, the Zoo is easily accessible by car or public transportation. Spend a whole day or two visiting the Zoo’s special pandas, polar bears, elephants, and all of the other amazing animals.