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San Diego Zoo

#2 of 435 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

We have been going to the San Diego Zoo for years and it never disappoints. This years visit was one of our best. If you've gone to the zoo in July you know it can be very hot. This trip was much cooler. We enjoyed...More

Thank F4976HSrobertw
Reviewed yesterday

Beautifully landscaped park and zoo. Very big and a little confusing, but nonetheless a must see. Loved seeing the Pandas

Thank Greekgoneloca
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place for all ages plenty to do and see, lots of new areas being developed when we visited will have time go back again soon

Thank citygirl985
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the biggest Zoos in the world - so it took me 3 visits to see about 80% of it..But all worth it - This is where I am happpiest. The place is immaculately clean and something of interest for everyone -...More

Thank Nicola J
Reviewed yesterday

The San Diego zoo is really nice. Lots of cool vegetation and animals of course. We are from Detroit which has an awesome zoo also with similar open type exhibits to the animals, but we knew the San Diego zoo is top notch as well....More

Thank BHartMich
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see for any zoo enthusiast and is definitely one of the best that I have seen. However, I was a bit disappointed in the variety of animals considering the size of the zoo. Many varieties of monkey, turtles and birds, but...More

Thank Hopoloco
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived at 9 am. Found good parking, which is free, and it wasn't crowded. If you by a San Diego City pass the skyline and bus tour are included. Recommend you do these first thing. The zoo gets crowded fast. We left around 12:30...More

Thank ptownsendj
Reviewed 2 days ago

When I first read the sign for the price of admission I was a little put off, honestly I could spend a day in a theme park for that price. After all was said and done, it was worth it but because of the price...More

Thank sarahkathleen1
Reviewed 2 days ago

This zoo blows away any other we have visited. Give yourself time to roam and you will be glad you did. Clean, easy to navigate and breathtaking. The animal enclosures are perfect for viewing and great for fans of all ages. We can't wait to...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent most of a day at the San Diego Zoo, and we enjoyed every minute of it. It was exciting to see so many wonderful and exotic animals all living in such a comfortable and protected environment. You have the option of taking a...More

Thank CMH162
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6 July 2017|
Response from Shannon-in-ca | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Not tons of fountains for refilling so bring a big bottle.
6 July 2017|
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Response from C9298KCalanl | Reviewed this property |
Yes Bottled water is Allowed , I took mine .
NicknRip L
5 July 2017|
Response from L P | Reviewed this property |
There is AAA discount and at your hotel/airport there are brochures for $5 off per person (up to I believe 7ppl). I suggest calling concerning your specific question