It's a four-in-one experience at the world's largest marine life adventure park. SeaWorld is 250 acres of fun in San Antonio, featuring an amusement park, a water park, animal attractions, and live entertainment.World-famous killer whale Shamu shows off surprisingly graceful jumping skills, performing in a special stadium that has an overhead camera and plenty of splashing. In the comical sea lion show, The Cannery Row Caper, pinniped stars Clyde and Seamore reveal a great appetite for solving a disappearing fish mystery.
Dolphin shows and beluga whale performances are also popular, as are the daring water-ski stunt shows. A water park keeps young visitors cool during the heat of the day, with daredevil slides and water play areas for little kids.
The fun continues with classic amusement park rides such as an inverted steel roller coaster and a Ferris wheel. Animal exhibits include a 450,000-gallon shark habitat, penguins, lorikeets, and much more.
On the next page, check out a more low-key type of family vacation -- relaxing on the sandy beaches of Padre Island National Seashore.
Address: 10500 SeaWorld Drive
San Antonio, TX
Hours of Operation: Times vary
Admission: $48.99 adults; $38.99 kids (ages 3-9)
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