Ernie at Sesame Place San Diego
From the moment guests step inside Sesame Place, they’re transported to the world of Sesame Street, where friends from the screen become real-life playmates! Exploring the park feels like taking a stroll down a life-size replica of the show’s titular street.
As families walk through the park, they’ll have the chance to meet a wide cast of characters. Kids will love the chance to greet new additions to the cast such as Tango, Elmo’s recently adopted puppy, and neighbors like Rosita and Julia. Parents can have just as much fun spotting characters they grew up with, from the adventurous Grover to the ever-grumpy Oscar the Grouch.
Sesame Place is also full of rides and other family-friendly activities throughout the grounds. Carousels, kid-friendly thrill rides, and water slides are just a few of the rides in the park.
Check out some of the featured activities and things to do in the park below.
No visit to Sesame Place is complete without snapping a few photos of iconic characters! Take commemorative pictures of your child as they meet Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Telly, Zoe, and more friends!
Meet-and-greets can happen anywhere in the park, so keep a lookout around every corner, or check the schedule on their app for more information about where each character can be found that day.
Eating Around the Park
Choose from various restaurants and snack stands sure to appeal to even the pickiest of kids. Sit-down eateries include Telly’s Trattoria, serving up slices of pizza, and Oscar’s Grouchy Grub, which features healthy options like salads and sandwiches.
In a rush to get back to the fun? Monster Snacks, Grover’s Grill, and Eats on the Street offer grab-and-go options for families on the move.
Step into the Sunny Day Café to dine alongside Elmo and his friends! This character dining experience lets families meet friendly faces while enjoying a buffet-style meal.
Sunny Day Café is an indoor restaurant with air conditioning that can seat up to 160 guests. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a birthday or another special occasion, or to simply elevate your visit from amazing to extraordinary.
Pick up official Sesame Street merchandise as a souvenir of your trip to Sesame Place. Branded clothing, plushies, toys, games, and other themed items are available at Hooper’s Store in the Sesame Street neighborhood.
Sesame Souvenirs is a one-stop shop for any last-minute supplies, including sunscreen, flip flops, towels, and bathing suits. It’s located in the center of the park.
Kids can also trade pins and wearable accessories featuring Sesame Street characters at 123 Trade With Me.