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Hotels in San Diego near SeaWorld

Seaworld Introduction

Stretching across 190 acres in Mission Bay Park, Seaworld San Diego is a world-famous marine life adventure park in the heart of San Diego’s aquatic playground. Founded in 1964, the park features 26 animal habitats, aquariums, rides, a water park, and interactive experiences and shows. Its main attraction is a family of killer whales, 11 of which are housed in a 7 million gallon habitat called Shamu Stadium. It also offers interactive experiences with dolphins and beluga whales. Seaworld runs a rescue program that rehabilitates animals and returns them to the wild.

Hotels near Seaworld

There’s a broad variety of hotels near Seaworld, from simple motels and budget inns, to 3-and 4-star beachfront resorts complete with spas, restaurants, and marinas. Most hotels in the area offer outdoor pools and family rooms. The best time to visit for a hotel bargain is in September and October when the beaches and tourist attractions empty out. Coastal cloud cover can cast a pall over San Diego in May and June, prompting hotels and restaurants to lower their prices. The summers are crowded with higher hotel rates and less availability, especially during the school holidays.

Where to stay near Seaworld

Seaworld is located in Mission Bay Park, San Diego’s 4,600 man-made aquatic district full of beaches, waterways and islands. At its heart is Mission Bay, a family-friendly spot with plenty of water sports activities, restaurants, attractions, and entertainment options. Along Mission Beach and Pacific Beach you’ll find a party vibe and a boardwalk of funky surf shops, beach bars, and clubs. Old Town is considered the ‘birthplace’ of San Diego. It’s a historical park popular with tourists of all ages for its Mexican restaurants, local gift shops, museums, and lush gardens with fountains.

Things to see near Seaworld

You can head to the Ocean Beach Park, an area that offers various beach communities, from surfing-only, to dog-friendly, swimming-friendly, and secluded. Most of the beaches here are less commercialized and popular with locals. It’s about 3 miles from Seaworld. Or visit the historic, oceanfront Belmont Park amusement park featuring the iconic Giant Dipper roller coaster and the Wavehouse beach club, a giant outdoor venue with fire pits, tiki bars, cabanas, and screens to catch the big games. It’s 2 miles from Seaworld. Balboa Park and the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego are both around a 20-minute drive away.

How to get to Seaworld

Seaworld is easy to reach from downtown San Diego and other parts of the county. There’s plenty of parking available and taxis run frequently to and from the park. A daily bus service operates from the Old Town Transit Center, about 4 miles away from Seaworld. The Transit Center provides connections with Amtrak and the Coaster train service, as well as with all major bus services. The San Diego Trolley runs through downtown out to Old Town Transit Center and you can take a bus from here to Seaworld. DecoBike is San Diego’s citywide bike share system.

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