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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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USD 54.00*
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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%
  • Poor1%
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I visited the zoo in August 2017. We were worried about it being overcrowded since we were there during peak summer season but that was not the case! While it was very busy, it didn't feel packed since the park is laid...More

1  Thank Jessybear6162
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This zoo is among the best I’ve visited. I utilize their website in my classroom and wanted to see their ambassadors in real life. The zoo has a great bus tour as well as the kangaroo bus which is hop-on hop/off. There is an aerial...More

Thank Jojoroark R
Reviewed yesterday

We visited in January so it was less busy. The staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, the Zoo is clean and has lots of interesting animals. An afternoon was perfect for us.( wear comfortable shoes as it is quite hilly).

Thank Bushbabybear
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This zoo is amazing, it covers a very large area so I would definitely recommend spending a full day here. All the animals have a lot of space and there are a lot animals that live here that you would not normally have the opportunity...More

Thank MrsAndertonK
Reviewed yesterday

Lot's of walking, but so much to see! We made sure to use the pass for the arial included in our ticket price. Most of the food choices are typical fast food/park choices, but with a bit of work you can find something a bit...More

Thank christinemB1184GZ
Reviewed yesterday

The San Diego Zoo is VERY disappointing. It is difficult to navigate, dirty, and extremely overpriced. The entry ticket of $54.00 is outrageous for what is offered. We had a meal at Alberts in the park, which was poor quality and also expensive. It is...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed yesterday

I love visiting zoos across the US and this is definitely one of the better ones. Loved the driving tour option and the focus on conservation.

Thank Lexie M
Reviewed yesterday

I'm not one for caged animals confined in small areas just so people can see. However, you don't feel that at this zoo. I wouldn't call them cages, but micro-environments. Thought and care was put into creating little oases for the animals. The zoo is...More

Thank JEReeve
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It lives up to its name 150%. If you’ve never been, you should go. It’s the most impressive zoo I’ve ever been to. The afternoons get busy so go in the morning to avoid some of the crowds. Super fun time!

Thank Ramesh V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived at opening so we're able to see a lot of animals as they were being released and fed. The maps are really confusing and don't really indicate areas that are hilly (quite a lot) which will wear you out quickly. After we did...More

Thank NMgal4life
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Dana S
27 December 2017|
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Response from Pete614 | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 5 hours during daylight so cannot answer about Christmas lights. A very worthwhile place to visit
Lisa M
14 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 ginavon | Reviewed this property |
Lots of trails and hills so unless you are really in shape and have top quality walking shoes probably not. Best news? They have a bus you can pay xtra to take and it takes you all around..a sky tram which gives birds eye... More