We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Diego Zoo

2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619 234 3153
Website
Improve this listing
As featured in San Diego for young kids
Ranked #8 of 231 Attractions in San Diego
Book Now

Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Considered one of America's best, this famous zoo is home to some of the rarest animals in the world including giant pandas and koalas. Visitors... more » Owner description: Considered one of America's best, this famous zoo is home to some of the rarest animals in the world including giant pandas and koalas. Visitors explore animal habitats organized into 10 bioclimatic zones, from arctic tundra to rainforest. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Write a Review

8,350 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5,729
    1,839
    599
    132
    51
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Kissimmee, Florida, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This I one of the best Zoos I have seen. To see everything and not rush you need to make it a more than a one day visit. There are a lot of hills but there is a bus tour that will take you to about 90% of the zoo and the rest is easy going. If you are visiting... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This zoo is so beautiful and so many animals I had never seen. There was a baby giraffe born that day. My grand children loved it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I went here with my wife and daughter, as well as my sister and her family. It was a great time. The animals seemed very well taken care of and the place is practically spotless. There was a CRAZY long line to see the Panda's and Im not sure why. We didn't want to just stand there to see a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Visited the zoo a couple of days ago and was impressed with the amount of different animals. Due to its large size considerable walking is required. You are also given a guided tour of the zoo by bus. Would have to be the best zoo in the world. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas, United States
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This place is clean, beautiful, and designed for the visitor. Lots of busses to drive you around the large acreage, and easy trails. Food in each area, and not TOO expensive. Yes--$5 for a Coke, but that is any tourist destination these days. The animals were great, and lots to see. We did 4 hours and could easily have made... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
42 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This place is so well designed and laid out with a huge variety of animals to visit plenty of free parking which is great and a number of leaflets offer money off entry packages, we found one set our hotel. Be aware though it is physically tough to walk around especially with kids, lots of canyons and steep slopes but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Staten Island, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You cannot come to San Diego and not see the zoo! Be sure to allot at least 3-4 hours because it is needed to see the major attractions.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time but the zoo was way too crowded! The zoo should limit the number of people allowed to enter each day. Also, very expensive. Koalas were unique.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A late review of this attraction, we visited about four years ago. Fantastic Zoo, we loved it here. It's the best zoo we have ever visited.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I went there along with a couple of friends two weeks back on a Sunday. Reserved the tickets online, for which you get a discount, and I found a further discount coupon online through RetailMeNot which you might want to check out as well. The place wasn't as crowded as I thought, which is always a good thing. But then... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed San Diego Zoo also viewed

 

Been to San Diego Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage San Diego Zoo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing