Happy Thanksgiving Eve! The holidays are in full season and if you are like me you are looking for family fun memories to make with your children or visiting family members from out of town! San Diego is one of the most beautiful seascapes around, and it will be your new favorite tradition to grab the family and head to Sea World San Diego for some of their festive Christmas fun!!
We visited Sea World San Diego this week and from the moment we entered, the kids were immediately interacting with fish, rays and more! The interactive tanks provide opportunities to actually reach out and touch the fish or gently feel the back of ray!
Next we headed to grab a bite, we chose Shipwreck Cafe! Hamburgers, roasted chicken, salads, fruit and more! The criss cross fries were a hit with our group!
We noticed signs for “Merry Manta Ride” so we of course had to go their next! The Manta ride is a roller coaster (be sure to check for height requirements). This was a for sure thrill, the ride was much faster than I anticipated! Lots of fun!
We had two young children in our group so we decided to head over to Santa’s Cottage and tell Santa all our Christmas wishes!
What a neat experience this was! TIP: Make your priority reservation (choose a time) to see Santa and then you avoid all lines or wait time upon arrival. With priority reservation, Santa’s elves immediately greet you and usher your children into Santa’s cottage. Santa is dressed in his full regal attire and your kids will be as mesmerized as ours were! They will leave skipping out of the cottage each with their very own candy cane too!
Santa Photo Package options are available on site, and come with cute keychains, frames and even a Christmas ornament. Makes for great holiday gift giving for Grandparents too!
On the way to Santa’s cottage, you will stumble across the Merry Sing Along stage. Our children enjoy singing festive Christmas carols with fully costumed dancers and singers, while us parents enjoyed a peppermint mocha and hot cocoa. There are so many fun and festive activities on site, you will want to leave earlier rather than later to squeeze in all the fun.
We weren’t able to see the Cirque show, however, we met some fellow park guests and they said they show was spectacular. Definitely, see the shows first for maximum availability.
Lastly, stop by the Christmas pop up shop for any last minute souvenirs or holiday gifts, lots of fabulous items to choose from!
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!!
For more information, visit Sea World Christmas Celebration
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