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Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles...more
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We went to the zoo on a 2 week trip around the coast of California. The zoo is wonderful. Reallly busy as kids get in free for the month of October. That being said, it is easy to get around and there are volunteers everywhere...More
This was my first visit ever to a zoo, and I was so glad I went. I spent three hours walking around the park, and saw so many wonderful animals. There are staffers all over the place, willing to help and answer questions about the...More
So many nicely presented enclosures and some rare species. Loved the apes and the snakes the most. Be ready to hike as it is located in a canyon. You can get to everything in a day, but you will be tired. Entry and snacks are...More
Up close and personal at the zoo! Going on a Tuesday in October was the perfect time to go. We walked up to every exhibit and had front row views of all animals. So amazing! Great date trip. No kids 🤪. It has been a...More
Easily one of the best zoos I have visited.
A wide variety of animals as well as incredible scenery.
I was there from 9.30am to 4pm and still didn't see it all.
The bus tour is a good place to start as it gives you...More
Buy your tickets on-line to avoid the crowd at the zoo. Once you are inside, be prepared to walk many miles but you'll enjoy every step. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat because everything is outside. Many animals to see and learn about. We spent...More
My husband and I visited this Zoo. It was his first visit. There were opportunities to live and learn throughout the Zoo. Be prepared for extensive walking. We were grateful for our opportunity to visit the beautiful Zoo
This zoo is amazing. For starters it is huge!!! Be sure to have on your walking shoes because you will be doing tons of walking. There is a bus tour of the zoo that is well worth the money. Gives you a chance to see...More
The koalas tour is only at 8:30 am - you enter the park early. For the penguins, giraffes or elephants, I imagine later is fine. When we were at the elephants as part of the private experience, no elephants were in the... More
The koalas tour is only at 8:30 am - you enter the park early. For the penguins, giraffes or elephants, I imagine later is fine. When we were at the elephants as part of the private experience, no elephants were in the keeper department so afternoon is probably different for them. Whichever behind-the-scenes tour you take, you have extra experiences added on. Wonderful opportunity. We did not take the bus tour later because we had been shown the lay of the entire park in our wonderful tour.