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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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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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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I went to the zoo Dec 6th the weather was wonderful. This zoo is next to Balboa Park with its varing terrain. They have embraced this terrain and made full use of it. There is even a flat esclator for strollers in...More

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Animal and plant are an integral part of the eco system. This zoo created the habitat to replicate natural living condition for wildlife with a controlled view for the visitors. Nice support systems for visitors with scooters, open roof buses, and carts. It is a...More

Thank UpperCapeResident
Reviewed 2 days ago

We started our day by taking the guided bus tour - this bus goes all the way around the park. Later we decided to take the Kangaroo Bus that allowed us to hop off at any of the designated stops. We decided to view the...More

Thank Vàlerie H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best things to do in San Diego. If you don't feel like doing a lot of walking, you can take the aerial team or a bus. We spent most of the day here and they have several good places to...More

Thank Sheri2567
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really suggested . As for families as for friends , a lovely experience . You would be better to go early in the morning for enjoying all the best in relax .

Thank 183michael
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We fell in love with Clark, the Red Panda! He was adorable and loved interacting with the crowd! We also enjoyed the baboon turf wars and the pacing lions!

Thank TawnyaNyman
Reviewed 3 days ago

My sister and I spent a day at the zoo while on a trip to San Diego. We did the Panda experience which I highly recommend. You arrive and enter the zoo before it opens and have your tour without any crowds. The tour guides...More

Thank ileneberezin
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were quite disappointed to walk all around the zoo and very few animals out to be seen. We were there all afternoon until closing & didn't see much at all. Very Disappointed.

Thank PMaez
Reviewed 4 days ago

The San Diego Zoo has done an excellent job of creating many diverse habitats for so many diverse animals. The Zoo is enormous - I might even say too big. It was a walking challenge to try to see all the exhibits and our 5-7...More

1  Thank Scott A
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an unexpectedly fantastic experience. I wasn't sure how interesting a zoo could be, and the layout and displays of this attraction are great. Super clear maps and markers allow you to navigate the Zoo easily. Took the bus tour right away, and then...More

1  Thank Tracy V
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Lisa M
14 November 2017|
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Response from ginavon | Reviewed this property |
But I forgot to mention the zoo always has live pop up entertainment throughout the year last time I went there were acrobats, clowns S, and live music programs running on and off in different areas of the park. So fun
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|
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Response from ginavon | Reviewed this property |
No dining pass either and you are not allowed to bring food or drinks into the park. If you buy a specially marked zoo cup you get &red refils all day but this program might have changed since the last time I was there

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