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San Diego Zoo

#2 of 434 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 yesterday via mobile

It is crazy to me how centrally located to San Diego this large zoo is! We had just a few hours and walked 90% of the zoo in this time. We didn't stop at every single station but saw all of the big animals unique...More

Thank ng4uk
Reviewed yesterday

If you love animals, be sure to visit. We recommend arriving early, as it gets very busy, but it's fantastic. We still won't visit the other attraction with live animals in town, and this is a great alternative.

Thank jent123
Reviewed yesterday

I love the room the animals have compared to other zoos. I love how close you can get to the animals. I love the landscaping. I love the nice staff. They seem to love their job.

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We throughly enjoyed the day at the zoo. Best to arrive early and go straight to you most want to see animals. We walked half the park got chair lift back to the entry and then walked the opposite half with chair lift back at...More

Thank JDestiny
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are planning in July 2017 they have some new things to explore. If I'm wrong please leave your comments. 🙈 There's lot to explore if you have small children along and have spare days to visit again here then do it peacefully. You...More

Thank Jay J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My first time going to this zoo. It was a wonderful experience! You won't regret taking the family to this zoo.

Thank andrewsnola
Reviewed yesterday

We walked a lot but the weather was great. I live in GA and we have insane humidity but not in CA. FANTASTIC!

Thank GKBrown
Reviewed yesterday

This is probably one of the best zoos in the world. not only because of its sheer size and animal variety, but also with regards to the condition the animals are kept in. All the animals we've seen looked very well taken care of and...More

1  Thank TheShis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The San Diego Zoo is just a delight. The layout of the zoo is navigable. The information provided seems to be just right and complements the main attraction: the animals. We chose to attend The Morning With the Pandas for an additional cost. For us,...More

Reviewed yesterday

The San Diego zoo is pretty amazing and also very huge. People have told me how big the zoo is, but you don't realize until you actually visit for yourself. Most of the time, when we go to zoos, we don't use a map, but...More

Thank ReemRelle
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Visiting at the end of August- will the "construction work" be done by then and what is New for 2017..? Thanks
22 June 2017|
Response from PopcornGirl | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were just there and our tour guide said *some* of the construction will be done by August, but some won't be done until this fall. Even so, I assure you, the construction doesn't really detract from the experience... More
Dana S
what are the hours for December during jungle bells
12 June 2017|
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Response from Ramona C | Reviewed this property |
I know they are closed December 25. I will suggest going to their site