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San Diego Tickets & Resources

A curated list of promo codes and links to the most popular sightseeing and hotel deals. Sometimes, the best deal is directly through the attraction, while other times, you can save money by purchasing elsewhere. Plus, some services to help you get the most out of your San Diego vacation.

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Zoo/Safari Park

I have the lowest publicly available final price on San Diego Zoo and Safari Park tickets. We must keep the promo code unpublished, and the ways to get it are at the top of this post.


The park uses dynamic pricing, so direct is usually but not always cheaper than what’s available at aRes Travel. Use promo code LEGO at aRes Travel.

SeaWorld San Diego

Prices here also change all the time, so you’ll want to compare. Plus you can add all-day dining and quick Queue to your tickets. Use promo code SUMMER at aRes Travel

So Diego Tours

Our culinary and craft beer scene is booming and the best tours for foodies are with So Diego. Use promo code lajollamom for $5 off.

Go City San Diego & Los Angeles

Go City San Diego is the most robust and popular sightseeing pass we have. The LA version also has some SD theme parks on it. Use promo code GOSDO5LJM for 10% off SD and GOLA5LJM for 5% off LA (stacks on top of sale prices).

Old Town Trolley Tours

With the promo code SUMMER, aRes Travel is the cheapest place to get hop-on, hop-off tickets to our super popular sightseeing trolley.

Sesame Place

Prices change frequently at this seasonal SeaWorld water park/theme park. You’ll need to compare direct versus aRes Travel.


With the promo code SUMMER, aRes Travel is the cheapest place to get tickets for the crazy bus-boat tour on the bay. Departs from Seaport Village in downtown.

Everyday California

Use code LJMOM20 for a 20% discount on kay and snorkel tours, surf lessons, and gear rentals at Everyday California in La Jolla.

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Car Rentals

Uber works well in San Diego, but most visitors rent cars. These are the two Virtuoso-approved companies that I personally use. Book directly through them.

Virtuoso Hotels

Most of the Virtuoso hotels in San Diego, where we have extra benefits for you at no extra cost (daily breakfast for two, $100 resort credits, etc.), can be booked online. Others in our network can be requested through my form.

Vacation Packages

You can bundle hotels and theme park tickets into a package for extra savings. Look for price drop alerts on some hotels.

Luggage Free

While this sounds like a luxury, do you know what people use Luggage Free for here? Surfboards and golf clubs! This way, you don’t have to deal with oversized baggage on the plane. Or choose to go completely luggage-free by sending everything to your hotel beforehand.

Toddler’s Travels

You can rent baby beach gear, car seats, toys, cribs, strollers, bathtubs, and much more for your hotel, vacation rental, or out-of-town guests from this local, family-owned business. You can pick it up near the airport or have it delivered.

Viator San Diego

Whether it’s boat, bike, scooter, walking, and other tours, Viator has the largest list for you to browse if you’re not sure exactly how you want to see San Diego.

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