August 30, 2004
We drove down from our timeshare in Tahoe which is about a 3 1/2 hour trip. There is a $10.00 parking fee so staying at the Holiday Inn helps. It is a nice hotel. There are 32 rides, 10 shows (mostly animal), and 35 animal exhibits. Marine World is environmentally oriented so they educate everyone as well as offer a good time.
By the way, I would recommend this park over Great America in Redwood city (20 min. south of San Francisco) because it offers more for varied interests.
Great America is strictly a theme park with rides that are geared for thrill seekers or very small children.
From journal The Golden Gate