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Review of San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
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Ranked #4 of 463 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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to go and see even if you aren’t into history and military...it will draw you and make you interested! My 11 year old son loved it too!

Thank Jill G
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I'm not one to just get up and go to the zoo, but I would go back to this zoo in a heartbeat! It's huge, beautiful, and has so many unique accents - a hop-on/hop-off bus, a skytram, and from from different parts of the world. The tickets are pricey, but well worth-it. Just go early and stay all day, until they kick you out.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Start with the bus tour (included in the ticket) to get a good overview to plan your day. On Tuesday morning the wait was about ten minutes to get the top tier seating on the bus. The line for lower tier seating (located to the left after entering the bus shelter) was much shorter. After that we spent the rest of the day strolling the park. Because it was mid-week in the spring there were no lines and we saw everything we cared to see.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

this was a great place to go during the holidays. Very festive and really enjoyed the extra activities.

Thank Shannon H
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Love the amount of volunteers to help figure out where to go. Lots of great animal talks. Food is pricey but decent.

Thank Chris K
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