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San Diego Zoo

#2 of 435 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 20 June 2016 via mobile

If you'd like to pay about $200 to walk 5km through a nicely landscaped environment, see a handful of animals, spend a bomb more on water then, by all means go ahead! The only redeeming feature was the sky fair, the cable car ride, running...More

1  Thank AKhan1969
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our family of 4 had been here once before and we wanted to do something a bit different so we booked the early morning with the pandas tour. It surpassed even our highest expectations! There were about 12 people on the tour and we got...More

Thank darrenp255
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great help from the volunteers! He recommended we see the koalas first so we could see them be active! Great advice! I loved seeing the keepers work with the animals, especially the elephants! You don't have to be a kid to enjoy! We went as...More

1  Thank Jane D
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We saw a lot of animals that we difb't see before in other zoos. It was slso nice that you could park for free and use busses and the skyrail for free.

1  Thank fionalee88
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Although this would be our second visit to the Zoo, we found it just as pleasant and fun as we did on our first visit. Very good staff and tons to see. Certainly a must attraction when one visits San Diego.

1  Thank drgw489
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Went with the wife on a recent trip to San Diego to visit the relatives. We saw lots of great animals. We saw the Pandas twice during our visit. The only downside of our visit was that the maps and signs giving directions leave a...More

1  Thank bcreff
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Best zoo anywhere and we visit zoos "everywhere". We get annual passes and I take my grandson there often to play at the children's playground/area. It is a bit hilly. The staff take xlnt care of the animals. Wonderful time to be had by all

3  Thank Vicky-McG
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The grounds here are absolutely gorgeous, plants and flowers everywhere, clean paths and facilities, lots of air conditioned restaurants and eating areas for hot days. Animals are easy to see and their habitats are well kept. Perfect for families with children of all ages, one...More

1  Thank Hayley F
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The inside look is so worth the $$$. We got to see elephants getting pedicures, got to feed camels, see a giant panda up close, and some kind of monkeys that r not chimpanzees but similar. Lunch for the 4 of us was $80. Pricey...More

1  Thank 1234dan
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Went to the San Diego zoo yesterday. My husband and I enjoyed it very much. We first took the 40 minute bus tour around the zoo. It was very informative and helped to know where certain exhibits were. We also rode the sky tram and...More

1  Thank Auntiedd1003
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5 July 2017|
Response from Shannon-in-ca | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Not tons of fountains for refilling so bring a big bottle.
5 July 2017|
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Response from C9298KCalanl | Reviewed this property |
Yes Bottled water is Allowed , I took mine .
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4 July 2017|
Response from L P | Reviewed this property |
There is AAA discount and at your hotel/airport there are brochures for $5 off per person (up to I believe 7ppl). I suggest calling concerning your specific question