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Knott's Soak City Waterpark

Knott's Soak City Water Park


NOTE: Knott's Soak City Water Park has closed. Go San Diego Cards will still be accepted at the Knott's Soak City Buena Park location beginning next summer, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Sitting on 33 acres of prime real-estate just minutes from Downtown San Diego, Soak City offers an intense layout of rides and attractions for even the bravest traveler. The formidable Pacific Spin, a 132-foot long tunnel that plummets riders 75 feet below into a six-story funnel, is definitely not for the faint of heart!

Not enticed? How about jetting down one of Imperial Run's six 80-foot high vertical shoots (hold on to your board shorts!), defying gravity on the high-speed La Jolla Falls slides, or catching a wave in the gargantuan 500,000 gallon Balboa Bay Wave Pool?

It never rains in Southern California, so you will probably want to take advantage and soak up some rays while you're there! Heat things up and then cool yourself down at San Diego County's largest water adventure park, Knott's Soak City. Bring the whole family along, because this is a refreshing way to spend a day in sunny San Diego!

Hours

Daily, May–September. Check website or call ahead for operating hours. Weekends only in September from 10:00 am–6:00 pm. Summer days often open until 7:00 pm (check website for the updated schedule).
Please note, Go San Diego Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Closings

Closed weekdays after Labor Day. May be closed major U.S. holidays.,Note: Closed October through April

Redemption Instructions

Included daytime admission with the Go San Diego Card. The Go San Diego Card is valid from opening to 5:30 pm daily. During all other times, standard admission will apply.

Address

2052 Entertainment Circle
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Driving Directions

From the 805 Freeway:

  • South on the 805 Freeway.
  • Exit on Main Street /Auto Park Drive.
  • Turn Left (East).
  • Go approximately 2 miles.
  • Turn Right on Entertainment Circle.
  • Knott's Soak City Waterpark is at the end of the street, next to the Cricket Amphitheater.

From the 5 Freeway

  • South on the 5 Freeway.
  • While on the 5 freeeway, be sure to pass the 54 Freeway.
  • Continue on the 5 Freeway.
  • Exit on Main Street.
  • Turn Left (East).
  • Go approximately 5 miles.
  • Turn Right on Entertainment Circle.
  • Knott's Soak City Waterpark is at the end of the street, next to the Cricket Amphitheater.

Of course, there's plenty to do at Soak City even if the idea of high-speed water rides gives you...ahem..."Knotts" in your stomach. The younger members of your party can practice their game faces on the Tykes Trough kid's slides in preparation for when they are tall enough to ride the grown-up slides. Kids can climb their hearts out at Dick's Beach House, a monstrous, over-water climbing frame featuring two junior body slides.

The Coronado Express lets families cruise together on group rafts, and Gremmie Lagoon is a safe place for young surf-enthusiasts to splash around carelessly. If you just want to let the kids do their thing and work on your tan, you can grab a float and cruise down the lazy river, lay out on one of the many water-side pool chairs, or rent a family cabana!

Knott's Soak City San Diego provides lockers should you need to stash your valuables for the day. You'll most likely swim yourself hungry by mid-day, so the park offers a variety of refreshments and snack options, including Casa Ortega Burritos and Surf Daddy's Pizza. If you forget your towel, WipeOut! Surf Shop sells seasonal clothing, merchandise and souvenirs that will remind you of your aquatic excursion in San Diego for years.

Don't let the heat keep you indoors in the A/C. Knott's Soak City San Diego is one of the area's coolest attractions, and is well worth a visit. Don't forget your sunscreen!

Save on admission to Knott's Soak City, plus San Diego's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the Go San Diego Card!

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 3 out of 5 stars (based on 2 customer ratings)
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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Good for families
By Jen A from Carlsbad, CA on
Pros:
Sun, Families, Swimming
Cons:
A little older,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Knott's Soak City Waterpark:

It's fun - we had a great time. Water parks are great for the kids, especially tweens.

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Fun for summer
By Jacky from Aulander, NC on
Pros:
Fun rides, Weather is better there, Summer attraction
Cons:
A little older,
Best Uses:
Summer fun, Beat the heat,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Knott's Soak City Waterpark:

Great water park - fun & located in Chula Vista so it tends to be a little hotter there than downtown. I like it in the late fall when the crowds have thinned out before they close down for the year. A little older so it could use some updating, but overall it's clean and the rides are great.

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  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

2052 Entertainment Circle
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Phone: 619-661-7373

Website: Knott's Soak City

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