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Review of San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
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Ranked #4 of 466 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Best zoo I have ever been to. The landscapes are gorgeous and the animals well fed and well cared for. It is so huge no so beautiful, we went for the excercise and loved walking around. We bought s membership since it was less than purchasing whole price tickets. What a great way to spend the day.

Thank lawgoddess1960
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I spent two glorious days here. Wandered happily for a few hours at the zoo, then took a leisurely ten minute walk to the prado restaurant. What a find! The food is delicious, but it's the decor that makes it so special.
Spent the rest of the time touring the charming museums, all within walking distance.

Thank Maureen615
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I'm not a zoo person but being in San Diego we thought that we should go and I'm not sorry. The enclosures were all animal friendly the collection of animals was amazing, A very user friendly tourist attraction as their was lots of signs and transportation within the zoo itself.

Thank yolandah785
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely day at the zoo. Lots of animals to see and they all seemed to be well kept and cared for. The pandas were lovely. A polar bear eating a carrot literally sat the opposite side of the glass to where we stood- was great to be so close! The food seemed reasonably priced.

Thank 123Just1987
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We were excited to visit the San Diego Zoo again, as our younger son had never been there. It is such a beautiful place, even without all the amazing animals. We had to wait 45 minutes to see the pandas, but it was well worth it. Do yourself a big favor and buy tickets in advance to avoid the long ticket lines. My kids literally thanked me for doing so when we walked past the lines!

Thank CindyJV
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