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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 July 30, 2016 via mobile

I liked the fact that they display a very big message about saving the planet, preventing extinction and the work they are doing to help animals. The staff are very friendly & knowledgable. Liked the bus tour

Thank Lauraworman
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We spent hours at San Diego zoo and would highly recommend it. There's loads of animals & plenty of places to eat. Just a word of caution, there's very little shade on a hot day

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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

we went to San Diego zoo yesterday - during most school.holidays here and in a heatwave. we got there early and found a place to park quite near the front but there is plenty of free parking. Lines to get tickets were quite short. Once...More

Thank SandSteve3
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Was there early in the morning for one day pass and took the whole day ti see the animals. It is a huge zoo. When doing the bus guided tours make sure you are on the right side to see the animals.

Thank afnan a
Reviewed July 29, 2016

A complete large Zoo with a Safari extension . kind of everything is commercialized which sometimes hides the excellent initiatives the community has been developing . anyway if the money goes for the animal cause and Zoo survival , I am with . definitely a...More

Thank MrTBeirut
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to the zoo. We were once there about 13 years ago in October. The zoo is truly a lovely and amazing place. However this visit the majority of the animals were sleeping or not in their exhibits. I believe the...More

Thank Disneylandmomof3
Reviewed July 29, 2016

With massive renovations, construction, and animals being kept away there isn't much to see despite the massive price gouge for a single ticket. Other zoos around the country have similar animals with larger habitats for them and nicer layout. Save your money, go to the...More

Thank Zantosa
Reviewed July 29, 2016

We had been told a billion times about how we should not miss out on the San Diego Zoo while in town. I sincerely wish we had skipped it. Maybe it is because we have been spoiled by the incredible zoo in our hometown (Sedgwick...More

Thank EmilyM686
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We decided to surprise our youngest with a "breakfast with the pandas" treat. (Just to be clear, you watch the pandas having breakfast, so humans should eat before you come!). It's not cheap - you pay the entry fee PLUS $99 each for the panda...More

Thank Telgip
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the Chinese Pandas, Australian koalas, feeding the giraffe, all kinds of birds, orangutans, and eating at Albert's.

Thank Rosie G
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Lisa M
November 13, 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
November 8, 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
October 27, 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.