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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2929 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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My wife and I visited the zoo early in the morning. My suggestion is get here when it opens! Certain animals are more active than others and the zoo can get quite crowded. Check the schedule for zoo talks and other activities. There are numerous...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jsmooney
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Koalas, polar bears, giant pandas oh my!!! I love all zoos but this one is amazing! My favorite by far! Love all the animals. We did a few bus tours and the sky tram. This place is huge so that helped. We did get to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank boodro79
Reviewed yesterday

Despite it being a zoo, regardless of opinions on the animals or the treatment behind the scenes, it's a beautiful zoo. Free parking and walking distance to museums and other cultural centers. There is a lot of walking but they did add bridges and have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jraejen
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is so much to do here. Lots of animals and lots of people to help with information if needed. A very family friendly environment. I am definitely going back again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LightWing07
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I thought the exhibits here were great, and did appreciate the air tram, as the zoo is rather large. The gift shop had great sales, too. The admission price was a little steep, but overall I'd recommend it if you're only gonna go once.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank clearing_boxer
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my second trip, and my husband's and son's first, to the San Diego Zoo. It is so well laid-out, and so beautifully landscaped. We were there right after Thanksgiving, and the Christmas decorations were in the process of being put up. One of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank catw0man77
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best to take the zoo bus as a means of covering the vastness of the park. Definitely arrive early in the day during the summer season to avoid the mid day "bunching" at certain attractions.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sherpa300542
Reviewed 2 days ago

A place to get in touch with the amazing animals, each one so perfectly created! The place treats animals very well and has a wonderful infrastructure!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank klarynhaRio
Reviewed 2 days ago

The African exhibit is wonderful and I find that the animals are well cared for. The park is always improving on all of it;s property making it a wonderful place to go for the day, evening, or for a few days. Also the restaurant Albert...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank suzannerssd33
Reviewed 3 days ago

Truly a great place. I buy yearly passes and never get tired of this zoo. I highly recommend it to all, locals as well as visitors. One walks away relaxed and amazed at these beautiful animals.

Date of experience: October 2018
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26 November 2018|
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Response from SilverSageMag | Reviewed this property |
I think with only a few days in California and staying north in LA - the San Diego zoo is quite a trek and there are many other wonderful things to do. Especially if you've been to any zoo before. Even touring homes for sale... More
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3 November 2018|
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Response from UgaSanDiego_cal_ | Reviewed this property |
Better to rent a car or Uber.. distance between the parks require that