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San Diego Zoo

#2 of 434 things to do in San Diego Features Animals
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 November 15, 2015

By far one of the most complete animal collections I have had the opportunity to enjoy. The Zoo is quite big so make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes so you can experience the whole park. There are two bus tour lines that will...More

Thank Dimas R
Reviewed November 15, 2015

Beautiful grounds, it is also a botanic garden I understand, the lines are not that long, and staff are veryhelpful and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, we could not see the baby Panda, as the exhibit was closed on that day...

Thank 18ciprianp
Reviewed November 15, 2015

Best deal in town when you live here is the San Diego Zoo. Sometimes we go just for a few hours, sometimes just to go to Albert's restaurant. Best time is after tourist season.

Thank Klaboda
Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you want to visit a world-class zoo, come to Milwaukee, WI. San Diego gets all the hype - Milwaukee beats it hands down for quantity and diversity of animals

Thank NeilCzarnecki
Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Wear your best walking shoes as there are of hills to climb. The bus is an excellent choice first. Then walk back to the exhibits where you most want to spend more time. We especially loved watching the keepers wash and groom the elephants feet....More

Thank lindaruc
Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a great family day foe all ages. The animals are terrific and the staff is very knowledgeable about all the animals.

Thank merlinsmom1
Reviewed November 15, 2015

I have been here twice and have to say it is the best ever!! Great enclosures for the animals and a great day out! Love it!!

Thank Roger G
Reviewed November 15, 2015

We had a really enjoyable day at the zoo. We got there as soon as it opened and went immediately to see the pandas which were very active as it was still cool. They were great to see and we were able to get lots...More

Thank Titus_Twinkle
Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite places to go to. The shamu show was breathtaking. Flamingos were walking in the park like people lol . Pandas were so sweet. Lots to see. Food is a little expensive but everything else amazing.

Thank Cynea2010
Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Has some extra time and an admission so figured why not....loved that the skyfari and bus was included in our admission. Even though it was closing time, the staff was still more than helpful and kind in stating the exhibits were closing and to get...More

Thank Julianne Y
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Dana S
what are the hours for December during jungle bells
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Ramona C | Reviewed this property |
I know they are closed December 25. I will suggest going to their site