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“Terrific attraction.”
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 447 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I loved the Skytram best, but the aviaries and polar bears, big cats, hippo and all the animals a real treat. Animals are well cared for. Put on your walking shoes - you'll need them. They do tours but long wait time.
You can take Skytram and get off first stop. See polar bears and get Skytram back.
If you have wheelchair they give you a card so you dont have to line up.

Thank VirginiaRose
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This tour was fab. Started at 845 and ended at 2pm- included lunch, an extremely informative private tour guide, little zoo gift, bag and snack/water, private golf cart which the guide took us around in and feedings or interactions with your favorite animals. The panda, polar bears and the giraffes were our favorites.

5  Thank JenniferVaughn
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

I grew up at he SD Zoo. My grandmother was a member of the Zoological Society. I haven't been since my son was young. It just gets better and better. An overcast Monday meant no crowds, and the animals were active. I only held back from an "Excellent" rating because of the amount of construction in progress.

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

You really need to plan on a full day in this zoo. We spent about 4 hours - no way to see it all in that time. Only are that disapointed was the arctic exhibit. Everything else was gerat

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

My wife and children have been members of this zoo for 14 years is the best zoo in North America. Bring good walking shoes because it is very hilly.

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