Whether you are drawn to Southern California by wonderful cities such as Los Angeles or San Diego, fabulous beaches such as found at Long Beach or Santa Barbara, or exciting road trips such as the coast hugging Highway One classic - you will also want to take in some of California’s world class theme parks.
Disneyland, SeaWorld San Diego and Legoland are waiting to anchor your trip, and these three family-friendly attractions are all located within an easy drive of one another.
And if you are visiting the parks - you will definitely want to check out the SoCal CityPASS, which saves you time and money and makes it extremely easy to visit these parks.
The Southern California CityPASS admission card includes:
You receive a 29% saving over the combined regular admission charges! The adult ticket price is $470 cdn. Children 3-9 years old are just $429.25 cdn. And if you want to add an adult admission to the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park it is only $50 cdn more, with children 3-9 yrs paying $40 cdn extra.
CityPASS bundles prepaid admission to a city or region’s top attractions into one easy-to-use CityPASS ticket booklet or card – and the cost is up to half off what it would cost to purchase those same admissions separately. More than a million happy travelers now use CityPASS each year, and CityPASS enjoys a 97 percent customer approval rating.
The CityPASS philosophy is to package a destination’s top attractions (in terms of out-of-town attendance) into one easy-to-use pass. That way, if you’ve never visited a city or region before, you’re guaranteed to see the marquee sights without having to spend hours researching your vacation destination online or pouring over guidebooks.
CityPASS always includes a city’s top attractions (this isn’t a pass that includes 50 or 60 attractions and requires you to then research which ones you want to visit). You have all your tickets in one admission card or ticket booklet, so you don’t have to make multiple purchases at multiple locations. And at most CityPASS attractions, you don’t stand in the ticket line. Your admission card is your ticket, so you go straight to the turnstile to use it.
You can buy your CityPASS online at www.citypass.com. Canadians can purchase their CityPASS online in Canadian dollars or US dollars – you decide what works best for you. When you purchase CityPASS from citypass.com, you have two delivery options: Choose to receive your CityPASS delivered to your home or choose the Print Voucher option to avoid shipping cost and time. Vouchers are printed and exchanged for your CityPASS at the first attraction you visit.
You can also buy a CityPASS at the ticket counter of any of the attractions offered in the pass. So you can buy it at the first attraction that you visit and still enjoy all the savings.
CityPASS is always valid for at least 9 consecutive days after first use (14 days for Southern California). This gives travelers ample time to use the 4-6 admission tickets (depending on the destination) without having to rush.
CityPASS is available to save you money on admission fees when you visit Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay and Toronto.
The SoCal CityPASS admission card includes a 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper ticket, which allows unlimited back-and-forth access to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park; plus one-day admissions to both SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California. And it is fantastic value - you receive a 29% saving over the combined regular admission charges.
CityPASS gives you all this for an adult ticket price of $470 cdn. Children 3-9 years old are just $429.25 cdn. And if you want to add an adult admission to the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park it is only $50 cdn more , with children 0-9 yrs being $40 cdn extra.
When Walt Disney opened Disneyland, the original Disney theme park, on July 17, 1955, he said he hoped it would be “a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” He famously observed: “Disneyland will never be completed…as long as there is imagination left in the world.” Since 1955, the Disneyland Resort has welcomed more than 750 million guests. Located in Anaheim in the Los Angeles area, Disneyland has expanded to become an approximately 500-acre, world-class, multi-day, family vacation destination, complete with two renowned Disney theme parks, three hotels and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment district known as Downtown Disney. The parks of the Disneyland Resort continue to offer guests more classic characters, more storytelling, more attractions and more of the unique Disney heritage that gives Disney theme parks their special personality.
SeaWorld San Diego is located off I-5 on SeaWorld Drive on Mission Bay, 10 minutes north of downtown San Diego, the San Diego International Airport and Amtrak’s downtown station. Spread across 190 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for spectacular animal shows, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides, beautiful landscaping and education programs for all ages. SeaWorld San Diego is one of the most popular marine parks in the world. The founding principles of education, entertainment, research and conservation make SeaWorld an ideal place to learn about, enjoy and gain an appreciation for some of the ocean’s most fascinating animals.
Legoland California Resort is located just 30 minutes north of San Diego and one hour south of Anaheim. With more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, it's an interactive, hands-on theme park experience for families with children 2 - 12. The Resort is also home to Sea Life Aquarium and the world's first Legoland Water Park. And if you've ever dreamed of spending the night at Legoland, Legoland Hotel at the Resort is now open and less than 4 kms from the nearest beach.This Lego themed hotel features 250 rooms based on the popular Lego lines Pirate, Kingdom and Adventure. Add nightly children's entertainment, interactive Lego features throughout and early access to Legoland Park for Hotel guests.
San Diego Zoo is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.The 100-acre (40-hectare) Zoo is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It was voted #1 Zoo in the World in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,000 animals representing more than 300 species. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.75 million specimens. It is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley near Escondido, California.
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