The best time to visit SeaWorld San Diego depends on a wide array of factors. Weather isn’t really an issue seeing as the daily temperature in San Diego is fairy constant throughout the year. Factors that do play a role in determining the best time of year to visit SeaWorld would be when the kids are out of school, when there is likely to be the least crowds and when the park has special events.
Summer: Packed to the Brim
Many families are limited to having quality vacations only in the summer when kids are on holiday. They figure, why not go to SeaWorld during this time? Big mistake. Image how many other families are thinking that same thought, and then multiply it. The summer months are when SeaWorld is most crowded. If planning on visiting SeaWorld in the summer, avoid weekends and holidays. The bonus to all the crowds and hassle is the nightly fireworks and late night hours that come with the summer season.
Spring: Pleasant Timing
If coming to SeaWorld during spring break, be prepared for crowds and long lines. While spring break is great for family entertainment and adventure, a trip to SeaWorld is not ideal during spring break. In order to get the most out of your time and experience, plan on coming before or after spring break. May is among the top months to visit SeaWorld; this is the time when many new animals are born, when the flowers are in bloom and when the weather is pleasant.
Fall: Sneaky Summer Conditions
Fall season in San Diego feels more like summer than anything else. The weather maintains summer skies and while the crows head home, you can scurry in. Fall is among the best times to go to SeaWorld, especially after Labor Day.
Winter: Anyone Home?
The crowds at SeaWorld significantly thin out during the winter months, especially January and February. With short lines and an easy wait, it will feel like you have the park to yourself.
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