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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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  • Average6%
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was a good time! A lot of animals, even though a lot of them were just sleeping or laying around. We went early when it opened and stayed about 4 hours (less time than we thought for a first time). Disappointed that the 4D...More

Thank Tyler O
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Unbeknownst to us, our trip was taken during the zoo's centennial celebration. And, we didn't have to pay for our kid's admission as the zoo was holding a promotion for the entire month of October. The person at the ticket booth was very friendly and...More

Thank RktDogg
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We planned a long weekend in San Diego with the zoo being one of the two main attractions we were going to see. I tend to visit zoos in most cities I visit. While the zoo has absolutely beautiful grounds and a large variety of...More

Thank Grace K
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived early morning so had one of the first tours which took about 40 minutes. They gives a good overall view of park and helped us to set out our priorities for the rest of the day. The staff here are wonderful, very dedicated...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visited as part of our trip to San Diego and having heard it was one of the world's best zoos and visited many other zoos in the states we weren't disappointed! The zoo is mahoosive so prepare for a lot of walking, we visited on...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

I've been a member of the Zoological Society for 30 plus years and never tire of visiting whatever the weather. Every visit is a different experience and there always seems to be something new to see. I particularly love the walk-through aviaries. My only complaint...More

Thank Travelbug60750
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We set aside an entire day for this visit and it was well worth it. Lots to do for all ages, many interactive displays and it's a really beautiful park.

Thank Robin M
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is an incredible zoo. It's huge and has an amazing array of animals and a great conservation programme. Kids go free in October which will help families on a budget. Just incredible. They do a drink for 11 dollars with tax that you keep...More

Thank Xcri
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The Zoo was celebrating 100 years and we found a $5 off coupon in a flyer at the airport. Kids were free in the month of October this year. Fun time! Some construction going on so I'm excited to come back and see the new...More

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the San Diego Zoo again last month making my third or fourth visit in the last five years. The zoo has its wonderful reputation because it is simply the best zoo for several reasons - the volume and variety of animals is unmatched,...More

Thank Texas_Traveler71
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Shawnnita M
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Response from Cindi C | Reviewed this property |
The Zoo has a great website that will answer all your questions. I suggest visiting that website.
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vickityson
3 April 2018|
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Response from Christine B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure exactly, have you tried finding out via the internet. :-)
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Linda L
21 March 2018|
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Response from Darlene W | Reviewed this property |
I always stay at the Old Town Inn. Such a clean place with outstanding service and employees. I've stayed there 3 times and will do so again. It's about 15 minutes from the zoo, straight shot to Seaport Village and close... More
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