Discover What’s New at San Diego Attractions this Summer

SeaWorld Auqatica - San Diego Attractions
SeaWorld Auqatica - San Diego Attractions

Things are heating up…or should we say cooling off at SeaWorld Aquatica, one of the newest San Diego attractions

Whether you’ve visited San Diego one time or many, one thing’s for sure: There’s always something new and fun to do for the entire family. The only challenge you may have is deciding what to do first! Here are a few exciting summer happenings at world-class San Diego attractions you don’t want to miss.

San Diego Zoo

Experience the Land Down Under at the San Diego Zoo’s new Conrad Prebys Australian Outback exhibit.  Visitors can check out the largest koala colony outside of Australia, as well as wombats, Tasmanian devils, wallabies, kookaburras and other Aussie critters.  Guests can also see the adorable new Chinese Giant Panda cub Xiao Liwu, which translates to “Little Gift.” The cub is the sixth Giant Panda born at the San Diego Zoo and is on display, weather permitting, from 9:00 AM to noon daily.

> Find out more about San Diego Zoo’s Conrad Prebys Australian Outback

SeaWorld Aquatica

From the waters of SeaWorld sprouts a whole different kind of water park, SeaWorld Aquatica San Diego. Located in Chula Vista in San Diego’s South Bay, Aquatica combines up-close animal encounters, exciting waterslide action and a sandy beach for the ultimate water park experience. There’s something for all ages in this tropical oasis where you can go from extreme to serene and bask in San Diego’s sunshine.

> Find out more about SeaWorld Aquatica San Diego

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Want to get up close and personal with a lemur? Visit the new exhibit, Lemur Walk in Gorilla Forest at the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park. Lemur Walk is an immersive experience where guests walk on a pathway through the animals’ habitat and watch these endearing primates socializing, grooming, jumping, climbing, and even sunbathing, one of the lemur’s favorite pastimes. Native to Madagascar, lemurs are known for their trademark long, black-and-white ringed tails.

> Find out more about the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Lemur Walk

SeaWorld San Diego

Stop by SeaWorld’s newest show, Madagascar Live: Operation Vacation, an original 20-minute live musical show featuring the characters from the Madagascar movie franchise. The show features rock/pop music performed by a live band and includes both classic and original songs. Get your camera ready – the characters will also conduct meet and greets with park guests.

> Find out more about SeaWorld San Diego’s Madagascar Live: Operation Vacation

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Meet La Jolla’s legendary leopard sharks at the new Elasmo Beach exhibit at the Birch Aquarium. You’ll see leopard sharks as well as other species of sharks, rays and marine life that make their home along San Diego’s coastline. See these amazing animals in action in a 13,000-gallon Shark Reef. One of the best times to watch them is feeding time on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10:30 AM.

> Find out more about Elasmo Beach at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Living Coast Discovery Center

The Living Coast Discovery Center’s year-round animal exhibits typically focus on Southern California’s native animal species, but for the spring/summer season has been transformed to showcase dangerous animals from around the globe with one thing in common – they all make their homes in and around Deadly Waters. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to experience Red-bellied Piranha, California Barracuda, sharks and more up-close. Discover which ones really pose the biggest threat, which ones get a bad rap and which are just dangerously misunderstood.

> Find out more about Deadly Waters at the Living Coast Discovery Center

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About Denise

How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?

I'm a native Southern Californian and grew up spending lots of time on the beach. Not much has changed. My ideal San Diego day involves spending time with my family, soaking in the sun and watching my kids boogie board at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Afterward, we head down to Old Town for fish tacos!

If you were invisible, where would you go?

This would sort of be like having a Harry Potter invisibility cloak. I would probably head over to the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con, bypass the long lines and meander into the famed Hall H. Hall H is the place where the hottest stars talk about their new films and the most anticipated panels of the event usually occur. (Including a Harry Potter panel a few years ago.)

What's your favorite outdoor activity?

Hands down, hiking at Lake Poway. It's close to my home in North County and is surrounded by rolling hills and acres and acres of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. We usually do the 2.7 mile trail, and I somehow manage to keep up with my two teenagers knowing that each turn holds a spectacular view. We picnic, watch the ducks or sometimes take a spin around the lake on the pedal boats.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

I'm definitely a burgers and beer kind of girl. Karl Strauss is my favorite downtown place for craft brews, and their burgers aren't bad either.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…

Island in the Sun, Weezer and Bennie and the Jets, Elton John

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