SeaWorld San Diego family vacationsFrom the variety of animal shows, to the exhibits, to the amusement park rides and carnival games, SeaWorld San Diego is always a fun place to visit with your family no matter the time of day.  However, I have to say, I enjoy SeaWorld San Diego best at night.  And since I’m the one planning the trip, I get to choose when our family visits, so I plan around the late afternoon and evening shows.  Here are my top reasons for visiting Sea World San Diego at night:

1. Great shows
Think of it as Prime Time for the SeaWorld shows with “Sea Lions Tonight” and “Shamu Rocks” being the most popular.  Make sure you check Sea World San Diego’s Park Hours and Show Schedules because some of the shows end earlier in the evening.  Decide which shows you want to see then plan your visit accordingly.

2. Less crowded
Many visitors have left for dinner or gone home for the day. 

3. Cooler temperatures
Nighttime summer temperatures make the park even more enjoyable.

4. Ambiance
Watching the pink California sunset over the horizon, then seeing the park gradually light up is magical.

5. Fireworks show
What a beautiful way to wrap up the evening.  Right after the 9:30pm “Shamu Rocks” show, stay in the stands and watch the fireworks over the park.

Don’t forget about San Diego Sea World’s Access Two for One:  You get in free as your disabled child’s helper/attendant. If your child’s disabilities are hidden, bring a doctor’s note.