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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Reviewed yesterday

What a neat place. Lots of walking to see everything. I have been there several times. A few times as a youngster and now I'm 71.

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed yesterday

A very old ordinary zoo with a lot of up and down walking hills. Because of the hills, a lot of empty spaces. Animal enclosures are very small by todays standards. Worth going to once but we are not going back. Much better things to...More

Thank HOGG00007
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really liked the canopy way through the monkey forest. Why I do not give 5 points is that there is a lot under construction in the zoo.

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This zoo is fantastic. There are so many animals to see that it is important to plan a route to see what you really want to see to make sure you don't just wander around. Prepare for a lot of walking. The food in the...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are from Tennessee. With that, we have a great zoo (Memphis Zoo) close to home. We have been there many times. I feel that is why we were not overly impressed with the San Diego zoo. If you do not have a zoo that...More

Thank Madison C
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a huge zoo, with a little bus that takes you through the park. The best part, of course, was the pandas... The restaurants could be better...

Thank anapin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place, pandas, gorillas, reptiles to the free floating squirrels hovering around the snack bars. Take the free bus tour for 30 min around the place first, and you can go from 1 end to the other via the overhead tram. lots to do and...More

Thank ppollockaz
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Zoo is really well designed. There are different layers to walk upon. Be sure to check your map so you don't miss particular animals you want to see. The gardens and surrounds are really quite beautiful. Some animals looked a little sad but the...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great zoo. Very large and likely exhausting for little ones and older folks. Confusing to navigate. Admission is VERY expensive and even with AAA discount was $116 for 2. Many animals could not be seen and there was lotsbof construction. Food was expensive and...More

Thank vancouvergirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have not been to this Zoo since 1970. To start off, parking is free. There is a lot to see here from small birds to elephants. Be prepared for a lot of walking if you don't use the tour bus system inside the Zoo....More

Thank edwardh39
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Lisa M
13 November 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
8 November 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
27 October 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.