This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sea World in San Diego, and the park offers a range of additional entertainment and activities to make your trip to this marine world themed park even more memorable. The company promise pop-up bubble parties and water-spraying parties, live music, close encounters with animal ambassadors rescued from the wild, as well as gifts and surprises. And there’s even fireworks most nights during the summer, at 9.50pm! SeaWorld will be celebrating its 50th birthday for a full year and a half, until September 7th, 2015.
Whether you live just minutes or hours away, getting to San Diego SeaWorld couldn’t be simpler. If you are not a resident, nearly 300 inbound airline flights to San Diego every day and 10 Surfliners (AMTRAK trains) daily make distances disappear.
If you prefer driving there yourself to using public transport, as can be expected of California’s second-largest city, San Diego is very well connected, making it a breeze to travel in – so long as you make sure to avoid the morning and evening rush hour.
You can rely on one of the three major interstate roadways, the 5, 8, and 15 Freeways, to reach San Diego:
I-5 runs northward from San Ysidro, at the US-Mexico border, through Los Angeles and Central California to Oregon and Washington, and finally to Blaine, Washington at the US-Canadian border.
I-8 runs eastward from Ocean Beach, through San Diego and Imperial Counties into Arizona.
Once you arrive at the park, parking is available at $15 per day.
If you are a visitor in San Diego, there are other sights that you won’t want to miss, like Balboa Park’s museums and beautifully landscaped gardens, La Jolla’s beaches, cliffs and seals, or the panoramic views at Point Loma. While you are there, you can enjoy swimming, surfing, sailing, whale-watching - and really too many activities to list.
As with all road trips, and especially in the hot Californian summer months, make sure you prepare sufficiently, summerize both your car and yourself, and rest well before setting off.