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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

This place is large so plan your visit. We went with a 13 month old. I would advise getting there early and taking the sky train to the polar bears and working your way down from there. We started at 10am and by 3pm had...More

Thank n1jyx
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely wishing I could go back soon! Very big zoo, so be prepared to do a lot of walking! Their animals do a lot of interacting and it was so much fun to see! Great day here!

Thank danicadorado
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited the zoo since it had been selected as the best zoo in the U.S. We visited early morning. It's a very large zoo so we took the guided tour on the train. It was ok, but many of the animals...More

Thank caseyhbjd
Reviewed yesterday

Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to spend a long day here! There are so many exhibits in an amazing setting. There are species here you are not likely to see in other zoos.

Thank costaricatravel09
Reviewed yesterday

I don't know what I expected after all the hype about the zoo, but it was expensive to get in ($52) and to eat there ($5.95 for a coke, really?), there was a LOT of walking in the heat, and the animals mostly had the...More

Thank JAB B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friends and I visited today and it was fantastic! I've only been to one other zoo but this was totally worth the money! I was disappointed that there were more elephants out considering the care taking display they had (we only saw one) but...More

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed yesterday

My sisters & I visited the Zoo for the first time ever. First impressions are everything & this one was fabulous! Very clean, spacious, well maintained & laid out. We took the bus tour & loved it. Very informative, friendly & outgoing driver shared many...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely loved our day at the zoo! Beautiful setting with lots of trees. We walked the entire visit and there are a few steep hills but there is a bus tour option

Thank Beckyh1968
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've been to the Safari Zoo, but been here since 1960. What a difference. Our two year old grandson loved it. Lots of walking, got to see many animals even in pens, and several shows plus great petting zoo area. Food highly excessive priced, but...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Happy place, happy animals, friendly staff, and you get the idea. Beautiful rock formations, vegetation, waterfalls, etc. Large enclosures for animals. Many species, something for everyone. Even the Mexican food at the cantina is good. Price may seem high for things, but the money goes...More

Thank wanderingconstance11
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September 13, 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry, but I do not know. Contact the zoo and they should be able to tell you.
September 5, 2017|
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Response from fas5150 | Reviewed this property |
I believe in your case the Zoo safari would probably be the best choice.
Rachel R
August 26, 2017|
Response from Jesse M | Reviewed this property |
Your photos should have come available already. If they still have not I would contact their customer service number on their site.