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With theme parks in multiple states, there are memorable vacations waiting on both coasts, as well as at fun locations in between.

Thrilling rides, entertaining shows and adorable marine animals await you at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties throughout the country. Seek world-class vacation fun in destinations like Orlando and Tampa Bay in Florida; San Diego, California; San Antonio, Texas; Williamsburg, Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bring the whole family for outstanding days spent zooming around on high-adrenaline roller coasters, enjoying hands-on interactions with marine life or just relaxing in your own private poolside cabana with the ones you love.

Marine Life & Thrill Rides in Orlando

Surrounded by hotels for easy access, the adventure properties of Orlando, Florida, are all located nearby on International Drive so you can hop between parks easily. At SeaWorld Orlando, take a seat at exciting presentations like Dolphin Adventures, Orca Encounter and Sea Lion & Otter Spotlight. Check out animal exhibits with penguins, flamingoes, manatees, sharks, and more. An ever-growing lineup of roller coasters and kid-friendly rides and areas like Sesame Street Land make sure everyone in the family stays entertained. From fine dining to bars and grills, specialty shops and fun events like craft beer festivals, fireworks and concerts make for a different visit each time you come. Cool off at Aquatica Orlando, the fun water adventure with everything H2O, like slides, lazy rivers, wave pools, splash pads and Commerson’s Dolphins features with special underwater viewing. The all-inclusive family resort Discovery Cove Orlando has it all! Go swimming with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of colorful tropical fish and rays in the Grand Reef, feed exotic birds or just laze the day away on the sandy beaches of Serenity Bay while you enjoy unlimited food and beverages.

Family swimming with dolphins at the Dolphin Lagoon of Discovery Cove Orlando

Family swimming with dolphins at the Dolphin Lagoon of Discovery Cove Orlando
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Family Fun in Tampa

Take a free shuttle from Orlando to Tampa and enjoy two unique experiences located across the street from one another. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is an African-themed park home to numerous roller coasters and thrill rides, kid-friendly rafting adventures, and a taproom. Hand-feed giraffes and explore the habitats of zebra, ostriches, rhinos and several antelope species on the sprawling Serengeti Plain, an award-winning open-air African safari tour. Go behind the scenes with animal keepers on an insider tour for cheetahs, orangutans, tigers, sloths, rhinos, gorillas, hippos, elephants, tortoises and penguins. Live shows with Sesame Street characters, ice skaters and educational presenters happen year-round in addition to food and wine events and concerts. Cool off across the street at Adventure Island Tampa Bay’s waterpark with twisting water slides, giggle-inducing wave pools, laid-back lazy rivers and cozy cabanas and loungers for rent.

Giraffes and other African animals on the Serengeti Plain of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Giraffes and other African animals on the Serengeti Plain of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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California Excitement

Travel to the original SeaWorld location in San Diego, California, to marvel at giant sea turtles and tropical fish at Turtle Reef, touch-friendly rays at Bat Ray Shallows and see dozens of vibrant pink flamingos at one of the most scenic areas of the park. Enjoy thrill rides of all stripes, including the new Arctic Rescue, the fastest and longest straddle coaster on the West Coast. See breathtaking views of the San Diego skyline, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean from the leisurely Skytower ride, or watch the sunset along the easygoing Bayside Skyride, a gondola that soars above the park. The beloved childhood favorite television show Sesame Street comes alive at Sesame Place San Diego with themed rides, waterslides, parades, shows and more. Dine with Elmo & Friends at Sunny Day Café and enjoy exciting character meet & greets, dance parties, story times and party parades throughout the Sesame Street neighborhood.

Lovable characters at the entrance to Sesame Place San Diego

Lovable sesame characters at the entrance to Sesame Place San Diego
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More Fun Across the Nation

In Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio features classic SeaWorld attractions plus the new Catapult Falls, the world's first launched flume coaster featuring the steepest flume drop. Sign up for an adorable puffin or penguin tour, or take an in-person beluga interaction. At nearby Aquatica San Antonio, the tiniest members of the family can safely enjoy Kata’s Kookaburra Cove’s multiple unique water play elements, while bigger kids explore the park’s waterslides and rides like the Riptide Race. Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia is one of the most beautiful theme parks in the country with jaw-dropping rides like Pantheon™, the world’s fastest multi-launch roller coaster. Special areas and events dedicated to Germany, France, Ireland, Scotland, England and Italy create an international feel with exciting dining options. A short drive away, Water Country USA is the Mid-Atlantic’s largest waterpark with winding lazy rivers, several interactive pools, and special play areas like Cow-a-Bunga, made especially for the youngest in the family. In Pennsylvania, journey to Sesame Place Philadelphia, the first theme park in the world designated as a Certified Autism Center with specialized services and low-sensory rooms. Exciting Sesame Street and other book character-themed events happen year-round.

Kids on the children friendly InvadR rollercoaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Kids on the children friendly InvadR rollercoaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
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