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

Plan to spend an entire day here. San Diego Zoo really cares about their zoo and it shows. The exhibits are generously sized and the animals looked comfortable. I've been to other zoos where the animals are pacing/stressed, but here the animals appear to enjoy...More

Thank lovealwayslisa8
Reviewed 2 days ago

San Diego city is one of the cleanest and peaceful city. As like, this Zoo too maintained and organized well.

Thank grajesh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just came back from my first time and I must say it's really worth it. I had a fun time checking out all the animals

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to a couple of zoo’s in my time around the world but I do feel this one was up there with the best of them was a little bit difficult to navigate on foot at first also with some construction work going on...More

Thank ionzy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Only had a few hours hear but loved it. Tge variety of animals was amazing. The many options for getting round the park was so helpful when you have limited time. A must see when in San Diego.

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was highly recommend and it did not disappoint. We throughly enjoyed our visit. Anyone with an extra day in there visit to this area should go.

Thank Roykidd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hands down best zoo I've been to. They have such a variety of animals you can stay occupied an entire day.

Thank Teatoe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I can’t say enough about this zoo! Not only a huge selection of animals, but the plants were amazing and everywhere! We met friendly staff around every corner and really enjoyed riding the tour bus and the gondolas. We went on a Friday and did...More

Thank Marilee H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to the zoo many times and have enjoyed the experience. We decided to go yesterday late afternoon for the holiday lights since the zoo advertised come enjoy the lights and see the animals at night! What a joke. The lighting was so...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with our granddaughter. Well laid out with nicely designed trails throughout the zoo. I recommend taking the guided bus ride to get an overall layout and know where you want to go. The aerial tram is also very fun. If the 4D theater is...More

Thank Mark_Arsenault
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Lisa M
13 November 2017|
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Response from ginavon | Reviewed this property |
But I forgot to mention the zoo always has live pop up entertainment throughout the year last time I went there were acrobats, clowns S, and live music programs running on and off in different areas of the park. So fun
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
28 October 2017|
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Response from ginavon | Reviewed this property |
No dining pass either and you are not allowed to bring food or drinks into the park. If you buy a specially marked zoo cup you get &red refils all day but this program might have changed since the last time I was there