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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

This zoo is one reason I decided to retire to San Diego. The wide range of animals, the environments created for them, the climate, the canyons within the zoo, the trails, the foliage--all make for an outstanding zoo and an excellent way to spend a...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2016

I got to see a lot of the animals since it was lunch time and they weren't napping. Also PANDAS!! :)

Thank Flower125
Reviewed February 16, 2016

I did a lot of research prior to our visit to the zoo and I expected different. I knew that there would be a lot of walking so if you aren't up for a day of hills and a trek, this place is not for...More

Thank Bri A
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

The zoo is beautiful however be prepared for the uphill climbs. To reach the polar bears... It's a very steep uphill walk. It was very warm so not a lot of animals were out but the polar bear and panda exhibits are fantastic

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

I love this zoo! It is veeery big, reserve a whole day for this one. Even then who knows if you will see everything (I doubt you will). This zoo is non - profit organisation, so they basically live from donations and money they get...More

Thank Ana K
Reviewed February 16, 2016

This zoo is world renowned for a reason! It's got a lot of variety and you can easily spend the whole day there and even come back again. The kids loved looking at all the animals.

Thank MoniqueMay
Reviewed February 16, 2016

What a wonderful way to spend a day! The bus ride around the zoo was a good way to get oriented. Lots of baby animals, adorable. Don't miss this fabulous attraction.

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed February 16, 2016

I've been to many zoo's and now I know why everyone raves about the San Diego Zoo. It is laid out well and you never feel like you're lost. Each area is focused on a set of animals and they have so many that are...More

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed February 15, 2016

The bus and sky tour were great very helpful.it is a huge place so give yourself lots of time. pick a day during the week much less crowded. hard to get around with too many people.it is 100 years this year more crowds. Africa exhibit...More

Thank betty m
Reviewed February 15, 2016

We are annual pass holders at the zoo and absolutely love this place! This is one of the finest zoological parks in the world, and the animal enclosures are top notch. Highly recommend to anyone visiting San Diego.

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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.