These are overviews of the major tourist passes available in the San Diego market. They each have something unique to offer, and also have much in common with one another. All of the products save you money versus regular gate admission, meaning that by purchasing these products in advance, you’ll pay less than if you visited each attraction individually and paid them directly. The products all provide admission to multiple top attractions, like the San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld San Diego, as well as other major parks and popular attractions that range from Balboa Park museums to kayak rentals to cruises. These products are all available for online purchase, too, so there’s no waiting for shipping or other delays. Most of them can be used on a mobile device as well. They come in at different price points, ranging from around $50 to a couple hundred, so there’s a choice to fit every budget.
Pay one price upfront to gain admission to your choice of 40 top area attractions. The passes are purchased by the day (1-, 2-, 3-, 5-, and 7-Day Go San Diego Cards are available), and they’re valid for admission for consecutive calendar days. You may visit any attraction included on the list any time they’re open, and you can also visit SeaWorld San Diego with 3-, 5-, and 7-Day passes. This is a digital pass.
This pass allows you to pay one discounted price to visit four top theme parks (Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, SeaWorld San Diego, and LEGOLAND® California) plus your choice of the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park for a modest add-on fee. The pass is good for ten consecutive calendar days after you visit your first attraction, and you may visit each attraction only once. You can visit each attraction any time they’re open, and stay as long as you’d like. This is a paper booklet.
The San Diego 3 for 1 Pass provides admission to three included attractions (SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, and San Diego Zoo Safari Park) for a discounted price. This pass is good for seven consecutive calendar days, and you may visit each attraction as many times as you’d like. Your admission also includes Shamu® at the One Ocean Show at SeaWorld. This is a digital pass.
Available in different increments, the Balboa Park Explorer Passes provide admission to: five Balboa Park museums of your choice for one day; any of the 17 museums for seven days; or any of the 17 museums plus the San Diego Zoo for seven days. The passes are good for consecutive calendar days, and you may visit each attraction only once. There is also an annual pass available for San Diego residents. These are printed passes.
The 4-Choice Flex Pass allows you to choose four attractions from four sets of either/or choices for one discounted price. Options include some of the most popular activities in the area, like the San Diego Zoo, the USS Midway Museum, a harbor tour, Birch Aquarium, kayak rentals, and more. You can visit each attraction only once, and the pass is good for 30 days after activation. This is a digital pass.
This flexible pass allows you to customize your own discounted attractions pass, allowing you to add any number of attractions you want for a guaranteed 20% savings if you add two or more attractions. Options include 37 top attractions in the San Diego area like the San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, the USS Midway, many Balboa Park museums, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and more, as well as some Los Angeles area attractions. Visit each attraction only once, and the pass is good for 30 days after activation. This is a digital pass.