Your guide to annual passes for San Diego attractions

San Diego attraction: Belmont Park
Belmont Park | Photo by @tybillin

Our city is home to some pretty stellar attractions. Instead of trying to navigate through each website for annual pass details, we’ve compiled this reference guide, loaded with everything you need to know before you go.  

🧱 LEGOLAND | One Legoland Dr., Carlsbad

Annual pass fee:

  • Silver (LEGOLAND only) $179.99
  • Platinum (LEGOLAND, Water park + SEA LIFE) $239.99
  • Elite (LEGOLAND, Water park, SEA LIFE, and extra perks) $299.99

Pro tip: The Elite pass gives you the most bang for your buck with no blackout dates + admission to 30+ Merlin attractions in the US. 

🐬 SeaWorld | 500 Sea World Dr. 

Annual pass fee:

  • Silver $147
  • Gold $180
  • Platinum $258

Pro tip: Each pass includes unlimited entry with no blackout dates, free guest tickets, free parking + discounts. Compare the benefits of each pass.

🦁 San Diego Zoo | 2920 Zoo Dr.

Annual pass fee:

  • San Diego Resident $85 (ages 18-64) or $76.50 (ages 65+)
  • San Diego Resident Premium $109 (ages 18-64) or $98.10 (ages 65+)
  • More options

Pro tip: The above passes are for San Diego County residents only. The regular pass has blackout dates, but the premium pass does not. 

🖼️ Balboa Park | 1549 El Prado

Annual Explorer pass fee:

  • $129 for adults
  • $229 for families (two adults/four kids)
  • $99 for college students and seniors 65+

Pass includes entry to all Balboa Park venues except the San Diego Zoo, The Old Globe, and the Comic-Con Museum. 

🎢 Belmont Park | 3146 Mission Blvd. 

Annual pass fee:

  • $109 (over 4 feet tall) 
  • $89 (under 4 feet tall).

Provides access to all park attractions except the arcade, Escapology, and premium attractions.

🐤 Sesame Place | 2052 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista

Annual pass fee:

  • Silver $129
  • Gold $165
  • Platinum $259

See pass benefits. Opening March 2022. 

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