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San Diego Zoo

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San Diego Zoo
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San Diego Zoo
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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...more
2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Reviewed yesterday

The exhibits are larger, the animals are closer, and LOTS of walking make this a day to remember for everyone! The arctic exhibits (penguins, polar bears, and a fun "ride" like Star Tours in an Arctic helicopter), are NOT to be missed. Take the free...More

Thank DavidG5604
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been to several zoos in the US, but this is by far the best! It is a beautiful zoo, well maintained and so much to see. There were volunteers throughout the zoo and all of them were so friendly and willing to help....More

Thank bkbkg
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the most exciting zoo in the United States. If you go to San Diego this place can’t be missed.

Thank simoncarlo3
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Both Zoos are fantastic. Probably the best zoos in the world. Most animals enclosures are as natural as possible. And at the safari park many roam free on many acres. Well worth a visit.

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This has to be one of the best zoo's in the world, if not the best in the world. The attraction are designed for the animals which they seem to like. I have been to a few zoo's and I think in all my time,...More

Thank Theran P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The grounds of the zoo almost rival the animals. You can tell they are continuing to maintain and upgrade all aspects. Animals seem happy and content. Be sure to take advantage of the buses and skyfari tram as this zoo is gigantic!

Thank Tanya G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We haven't been to the San Diego Zoo for about 25 years. Wow, what a difference. They've made major upgrades. It's an awesome zoo. It's clean. Friendly staff. We were there from opening to closing and had a great time. Our granddaughter loved the experience.

Thank haztaz69
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s definitely worth a visit, mostly because it’s well planned, big and nice. Arranged in different “continents” with lots of small and big animals. But don’t expect to see very much of the small ones in middle of the day - it’s hot and they...More

Thank BjoGil
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Zoo is great and huge. Bus tour is helpful to decide which sections to visit if you’re not willing to walk the whole zoo. Pricey though.

Thank Aline P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

By the far the best zoo in the world (sorry Bronx, you're number one in my heart). Bring your walking shoes and take your time, so much to see. Wish I lived here so I could go here often.

Thank Danthetravelinman1
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10 October 2018|
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Response from Honky_Richard | Reviewed this property |
Not sure anything in SD is affordable, especially not on the beach. Try Tijuana?
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19 September 2018|
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Response from Elizabeethan | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jess ... I'm not 100% certain there are pay phones, however the Zoo offices are right at the entrance, and I'm sure someone there can guide you. Have fun at the Zoo! Its wonderful.
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4 September 2018|
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Response from Nicole C | Reviewed this property |
It will definitely take you 1 full day, so I recommend getting there for opening!