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San Diego Zoo

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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Combo Tour
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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, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California and see what the elephants are up to. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from the Skyfari aerial tram, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper chats. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love it is zoo, and volunteers were so informative. Pity that the whole Africa rocks section wasn't open yet, but love it all

Thank kathrynlovestravel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The San Diego zoo never disappoints. We went right from the airport and we were able to check our bags at the rental desk for the day. We were there from 10 am to 5 pm and saw every animal without needing to hurry. The...More

Thank Scottloves2golf
Reviewed yesterday

Admittedly on the day we visited the it was really hot and the animals were hard to find. Even so I was really disappointed by the zoo. I thought it would be more progressive and engaging. I doubt its changed much in the lat 10...More

Thank mark j
Reviewed yesterday

To end my 2017 tour of the US I visited this gem. My last spot of my 6 month trip this year was California and after reading online that the San Diego Zoo ranked top in the world on tripadvisor I just had to visit....More

Thank Liam T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A classic city zoo. Lots of animals to be seen, but many were sleeping out of sight - visited 10am to 2:30pm. Logical pathways to get all round the different parts. Travelator was welcome break from walking. Some areas were being redeveloped but that didn’t...More

Thank Whatdaisy
Reviewed yesterday

This was a wonderful day, go early and stay a little later to fit it all in. WE were amazed by how beautifully kept this zoo is. I was able to swim for one hour with the Dolphins . It was extremely expensive, but so...More

Thank Reesa D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The San Diego Zoo does a great job. Lots of animals. The bus ride is a lot of fun. Of course, the Pandas are the best. Hard to believe one is still in San Diego. Like another world. Highly recommended.

Thank ted194716
Reviewed yesterday

This one of the most beautiful zoo's I've been to. Disappointed so many areas were under construction right now. The sky way was awesome . Its a great way to get across the park .

Thank DesignWisconsin
Reviewed yesterday

We spent six wonderful hours exploring the zoo, and still did not manage to see everything. The animals are fabulous, but the habitats and educational information accompaning each are what really made the experience for us.

Thank catarinacolby1
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of my favorite places to visit in San Diego.It is best to visit toward the late afternoon, as the animals are more active.

Thank mariannat698
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Lisa M
14 November 2017|
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Response from alisonbalbarino | Reviewed this property |
U get general admission only. But it’s free parking for everyone. Buy your tickets on Groupon app it’s $39 right now or if u have AAA use the 10% discount u get.
Jaime P
8 November 2017|
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Response from R55VEL | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it’s worth starting with the bus tour to get a feel for where everything is and have a look around.
Dana S
28 October 2017|
Response from sgagnez4 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware. There is a photo type pass . I believe around $38.00, however, we only saw 2 photo opportunities.

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