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SeaWorld
Holiday Travel Guide

Meet the ocean’s most fascinating creatures face to face at this exhilarating and informative aquatic attraction.

SeaWorld® San Diego has been one of the area’s top attractions for adults and children alike, ever since it first opened in 1964. Spend the day here, and you’ll be treated to spectacular marine life shows, thrilling adventure rides, and even the chance to get right up close to some of the most intelligent creatures from the ocean - an amazing experience that will stay with you forever.

Admire the breath-taking strength and grace of some of the park’s most-recognisable residents at the One Ocean® show. Majestic killer whales (orcas) perform leaps and spins amongst dancing fountains in this multi-sensory spectacular. This takes place in the Shamu Stadium, named after the first star of the killer whale show, Shamu, the orca who live at SeaWorld® in the 1960s.

The interactive Animal Encounters exhibits allow you to get up close to, and even touch, many of SeaWorld®’s creatures. At the Dolphin Encounter you’ll be astounded by the playful and communicative Bottlenose Dolphins. Under the guidance of a trainer you will be able to feed and touch them, as well as learn the hand signals that they understand and respond to.

Meet a penguin face to face on the Penguin Up-Close Tour, and learn all about how they are cared for in the park, or for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, pull on a wetsuit and enter the water with the graceful, gentle white beluga whales. At the opposite end of the scale, make your way along an amazing underwater viewing tunnel at the Shark Encounter. Don’t worry: no one is expecting you to go for a swim here!

Should you be able to tear yourself away from the stunning creatures, try one of the action-packed rides on offer. Journey to Atlantis® combines a flume water ride with special effects when you explore the lost city, Shipwreck Rapids sweeps you along on a raft with twists and turns past sunken vessels, and the park’s newest ride Manta combining the thrills of a 70-kilometre per hour roller coaster with multimedia magic.

Plan to spend the entire day and evening at SeaWorld® and you’ll get to see the firework show every night over the summer. There are many dining options from fast-food outlets to sit-down restaurants. Opening times vary with the seasons, so make sure you check online before you travel.

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Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is NZ$303 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.

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 ...

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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 NZ$224 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.

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! (598 reviews)

"This was our 3rd time staying here and we had an excellent experience once again. The highlights are the waterslides, amazing view and the free hour of kayaking or paddle-boarding. We also ate at the Pelicans Bay restaurant for take-out and had really yummy beef nachos and chicken quesadilla. There ..."…"

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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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$211 per night from 3 Mar. to 4 Mar.

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,160 reviews)

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The Dana on Mission Bay
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Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is NZ$303 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
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 NZ$224 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
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 NZ$211 per night from 3 Mar. to 4 Mar.
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Bahia Resort Hotel
Bahia Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
The price is NZ$218 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
Bahia Resort Hotel
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 NZ$271 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.
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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 NZ$89 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.
Heritage Inn San Diego Near SeaWorld
Point Loma 3 bedroom/2bath
Point Loma 3 bedroom/2bath
4106 Venus St, B, San Diego, CA
Point Loma 3 bedroom/2bath
Point Loma 3 bedroom/2bath
Point Loma 3 bedroom/2bath
4106 Venus St, San Diego, CA
Point Loma 3 bedroom/2bath
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area
2.5 out of 5
3950 Jupiter St, San Diego, CA
The price is NZ$159 per night from 3 Mar. to 4 Mar.
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area
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