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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-0249
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Animals in Action is worth the time and investment. It was really great seeing some of the animals up close and personal! There were unfortunately quite a large number of animal no shows in the exhibits throughout the park. This was disappointing.

Thank MDDogLover
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This zoo is highly recommended. There is free parking in front of the zoo. We must have walked at least 3 miles and found the park to be hilly. Should have taken the 70 minute Discovery Cart tour (golf cart for 9 people). We did...More

Thank Jay L
Reviewed yesterday

We took our 4 young adult children to the zoo and had a great time. No one is old for the zoo! My only complaint is about the photographer by the guided bus ride. The kids walked past and when my husband and I approached...More

Thank chris o
Reviewed yesterday

Make sure to give yourself plenty of time! Start on the inside walking through the different areas, then take the double decker bus to view the out skirts of the property. Food as expected can be pricey so bring some snacks along. It is a...More

Thank biff000
Reviewed yesterday

We had a wonderful Time at the Zoo. It is very spacious, so the animals have more space than in other zoos. The entrance fee is rather high, but you get to see a lot. You can take a Bus tour to go around, it...More

1  Thank N W
Reviewed yesterday

We took the bus tour first to get an overview and it was worth it. All of the animal enclosures were exceptionally clean and the animals are well looked after.

Thank RickAdderley
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We live in Maryland, but have membership in the San Diego Zoo. Since we have grandchildren in San Diego, we visit about 4 times a year, and have to go the zoo at least twice during each visit. There is so much to see, and...More

Thank KathyDi
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the 8:30 Crazy about Cats tour on a Sunday morning. I would highly recommend it. - Early access to the zoo - Small group tour - Sunday is bunny day i.e. cats get fed dead rabbits and we were behind the scenes and...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a neat place. Lots of walking to see everything. I have been there several times. A few times as a youngster and now I'm 71.

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very old ordinary zoo with a lot of up and down walking hills. Because of the hills, a lot of empty spaces. Animal enclosures are very small by todays standards. Worth going to once but we are not going back. Much better things to...More

Thank HOGG00007
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Lisa M
14 November 2017|
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Response from alisonbalbarino | Reviewed this property |
U get general admission only. But it’s free parking for everyone. Buy your tickets on Groupon app it’s $39 right now or if u have AAA use the 10% discount u get.
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|
Response from sgagnez4 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware. There is a photo type pass . I believe around $38.00, however, we only saw 2 photo opportunities.