Summer 2017

Located next to the TCL Chinese Theatre, Madame Tussauds Hollywood is where you can take center stage with your favorite stars! Visit www.madametussauds.com/Hollywood.

June 18

Father’s Day BBQ
Celebrate Father's Day with the entire family at the Aquarium of the Pacific's annual picnic. Enjoy lunch from Premier, and delight in the underwater sea life of the Aquarium. Pet sharks and rays with dad, and discover cool ocean dads like seahorses and sea dragons.

June 14

San Diego’s Taste of Little Italy
Get ready for the foodie event of the summer when neighborhood restaurants open their doors for the 9th Annual Taste of Little Italy, from 5:00-9:00pm. Stroll the sidewalks of Little Italy, enjoy live music on street corners, and taste bites from dozens of popular local restaurants. One of San Diego’s top culinary hubs, this event sells out every year. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets early to ensure the opportunity to taste the over 20 participating restaurants, including Bencotto, Ironside Fish and Oyster, Herb & Eatery, Prepkitchen, Ballast Point and more. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. www.tasteoflittleitalysd.com

Coming this Summer

Electric Ocean
As the sun sets each day this summer, Electric Ocean™ will light up SeaWorld with an ocean of brilliance and vibrant energy that will transform the park into an underwater world of colorful luminescence. This new, nighttime summer spectacular will immerse guests in a glowing sea of wonder with bioluminescent-like lighting, a dance club and pathway entertainment, beginning June 17 and running on select dates through September 4. Updates and more information on these three new attractions can be found at www.seaworldsandiego.com

Coming this Summer

Orca Encounter
Also debuting this summer is the inspiring Orca Encounter™. Based on killer whale behavior in the wild—how they move, hunt and navigate, what they eat, and even how they communicate—this new encounter will be a live documentary-style presentation helping park guests gain a deeper appreciation and respect for the orcas, and empowering them to preserve the future of these majestic animals. Each presentation or encounter will underscore the vital connection we all share as protectors of the planet and how we each play a key role in the future health and vitality of the wildlife and wild places.

Opening this Summer

Ocean Explorer at SeaWorld San Diego
The launch of Ocean Explorer™ will create an expedition of wonder across the seven seas as this extraordinary new attraction combines multiple aquariums, exciting rides and digital technologies. On the attraction’s signature ride, Submarine Quest, guests will be adventurers on a global expedition of scientific exploration, travelling aboard submarines to see Ocean Explorer’s remarkable undersea animals. The heart and destination of Ocean Explorer will be a series of undersea research bases housing specially-designed aquariums and interactive displays that showcase unique and elusive ocean animals like giant octopuses and dozens of moray eels, as well as Japanese spider crabs and spiny king crabs. The Ocean Explorer realm will feature five new family-friendly rides in total, including an exhilarating wave swing ride where guests will fly through thousands of real bubbles in chairs suspended from the tentacles of a giant jelly.

Opening this Summer at SeaWorld

SeaWorld San Diego is excited to announce the opening of three brand new attractions this summer. Additional information as it becomes available can be found at www.seaworldsandiego.com.

Opening May 26

FROGS: Dazzling and Disappearing
Discover the dazzling diversity of frogs and their amphibian relatives at the Aquarium of the Pacific starting on May 26 through March 31, 2018. More than two dozen animals in thematic displays, educational graphics, and interactive exhibits will highlight the beauty of and threats to these remarkable animals. The exhibit will trace the history of amphibians, their life cycles, the different environments they live in from deserts to rainforests, the diversity of species, and their surprisingly uncertain future. www.aquariumofpacific.org
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May 14

Mother’s Day Brunch at Descanso Gardens
Make your mom feel extra special at a family friendly brunch the whole family can enjoy! Surrounded by the beautiful, in full bloom Descanso Gardens, celebrate Mother’s Day with a buffet brunch at 9am, 11:30am, or 2:00pm. Tickets are $75 for adults, $30 for kids. Under three free. www.descansoorders.com

May 11 – 14

Gator by the San Diego Bay
If you’re looking for a fun travel/destination event, you won’t want to miss the largest, most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. Gator by the Bay features four days of live music, with over 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages, southern cuisine, including 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, and non-stop dancing and family fun at San Diego’s Spanish Landing Park. This all-in-one event brings Louisiana’s rich and diverse culture right to the beautiful San Diego Bay, showcasing its eclectic melting pot of history, food, music, dance and more. www.gatorbythebay.com