San Diego County is home to some of California’s most popular theme parks including SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and Legoland. Each one of these family-friendly attractions is just a drive away ranging from 20 to 40 miles.
San Diego Zoo
Founded in 1916, the world-famous San Diego Zoo has been a San Diego icon for over 100 years. A must-see for visitors to San Diego, the San Diego Zoo offers guests an up close and unique look into some of the world’s most exotic and unique animals. Animal exhibits and encounters include elephants, lions, tigers, giant pandas, rhinos, hippos, gorillas, rare birds, and more.
Experience the wonderful underwater world of the oceans. Enjoy up-close animal encounters including killer whales, sea lions, and dolphins. SeaWorld also offers guests thrilling roller coasters, fun rides, and exciting live shows. In addition to being a popular attraction, SeaWorld is also known for its animal rescue and rehabilitation program.
Originally known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park, the Safari Park sits on 1,800 acres in northern San Diego County. The park isn’t a traditional zoo and offers guests an authentic safari-like experience with up-close animal encounters. Additionally the park gives guests several unique ways to enjoy the safari. Animals that can be found at the Safari Park include cheetahs, rhinos, bald eagles, camels, elephants, gorillas, lions, tigers, zebras, and more.
Fun, bright, and colorful, Legoland offers guests over 50 unique rides and attractions. Perfect for the entire family, Legoland features interactive family rides, live shows, building workshops, and exciting attractions.