Since 1988, San Antonio has been home to the world's largest marine-life theme park. The city is nowhere near the ocean but you won’t feel that way once you’re here. 2010’s new show Azul: Lure of the Sea showcases beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, and “human acrobats.” The animals are the star attractions, but SeaWorld also hosts musical events, 4-D movies, and celebrity appearances. Adrenaline junkies will want to ride The Steel Eel, a hypercoaster with a top speed of 65 mph. The park is open daily from late-May through late-August. (Check the website for other dates during the year.) Animal interaction programs and camps are held throughout the year. One-day ticket prices range from $49.99 to $58.99 with children under three free. (Other pricing options are available.) Expect crowds and long lines during peak season. With all of the rides and shows, this park really merits a two-day visit.
Attractions & Landmarks, Sports and the Outdoors
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