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“Great day out”
Review of San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
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$52.00*
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San Diego Zoo
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$83.25*
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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Combo Tour
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$104.99*
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San Diego Zoo with Transport from Anaheim
Ranked #2 of 445 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed April 4, 2012

Our day at the zoo was great but I think you could see a zoo in any country and it would still be a zoo. I loved the buses that shuttled you around, because those hills can be killers, and I fell in love with the baby hippo and his mum.

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Reviewed April 4, 2012

We arrived at 10:00am and the lines were about 20 mins long. Not bad at all considering it was spring break time.

Park was huge, staff very friendly and decent food. We stayed until 500pm and we all had a great time.

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Reviewed April 4, 2012

This zoo has a bit of everything for everyone. Paths are easy to stroll, and if you get tired you can hop the bus or the Skyfari aerial tram for a respite from walking. A great place for not typical zoo food: Albert's restaurant. Bring an umbrella for shade if you are there on hot and sunny days.

Thank pitufo00
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Fantastic zoo that is well thought out and sensitive to the needs of the animals. Get to the zoo early in the morning when it is less crowded. The zoo can get somewhat crowded on the weekend afternoons. Take the tram for a tour when you get there and then walk to your points of interest. The zoo is very large and taking the tram and then walking allows you to see more.

Thank alanmhersh
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Great for any age of children. Lots of learning activities.

Thank gmorgan63
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