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San Diego Zoo

783 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
About this place
The 100-acre Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.
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Kr
Kr
February 4, 2013
Love our Zoo and go several times a week when I can. Great for walking and education and the gardens of the Zoo are even more amazing than the animals!
Cynthia
Cynthia
January 7, 2020
Trying to do the San Diego Zoo in one day can be daunting. I recommend hopping on the double decker bus tour first thing, it’ll take you all around the zoo in a half hour or so. From there you can walk back to any of the places that spark interest. We often walk to the back and ride the Skyfari…
Aaron
Aaron
January 30, 2014
So amazing, You can watch a Cheetah run at 3:30pm everyday!
Rozelyn
Rozelyn
June 18, 2014
Wild and exotic animals from all over the world.
Suzanne
Suzanne
August 25, 2019
World famous and only 15 mini away.
Chantelle
Chantelle
October 24, 2019
Beautiful Zoo! Plenty to see and do!
Leslie
Leslie
May 9, 2017
Wonderful Zoo, one of the largest zoo's in the country...
Suzanne
Suzanne
July 19, 2019
Go for the animals, enjoy the stroll and don’t miss the plants! More species in one place than anywhere in the world! It lives up to its status as a world class zoo!
Anne-Lise
Anne-Lise
January 7, 2020
What's a trip to San Diego without seeing the ZOO! It is World-Famous for a reason.
Joanie
Joanie
October 14, 2017
World famous zoo, don't miss the pandas!
Lea
Lea
July 16, 2019
Best zoo in the country. Really well thought out, maintained and curated. Unique plants from around the world, representative of the animals’ native foliage. Best info can be had on the bus or behind-the-scenes tours. Worth the extra money. Not a cheap outing, but well worth the money. Wear COMFY…
Moline
Moline
July 11, 2019
Bring your walking shoes or take the bus ride.
Danielle
Danielle
December 23, 2019
San Diego zoo is one of the best in the country! They also have the wild animal park in Escondido which is equally amazing. I suggest a two day park pass for those who love animals and want to experience both parks.
A.C.
A.C.
June 19, 2014
Featured attraction and locale
Liz
Liz
October 28, 2019
Love the San Deigo Zoo!
Nicole
Nicole
December 24, 2019
The San Diego Zoo is located in Balboa Park. It is beautifully landscaped, and has hundreds of species of animals on display. It is one of the most impressive zoos in the United States.
Alexis
Alexis
July 14, 2019
If you love zoos, this is one of the best!
Belinda
Belinda
January 5, 2018
The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, housing over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies
Melissa
Melissa
December 31, 2019
Come on... it’s the world famous San Diego zoo! Who wouldn’t want to check out lions, tigers and beers! I mean bears
Susan
Susan
August 16, 2019
The best zoo ever. Great walking trails and very well planned. The plants alone are worth seeing and the whole place is always changing. If you think you’ve seen it before, you really haven’t seen it. Every time I go there is something new to see that they have added.
Travis
Travis
June 11, 2014
Get up close and personal with wild and exotic animals just 20-30 minutes away.
Kingsley
Kingsley
April 12, 2014
This is one of the most authentically developed wild animal parks experienced. Walking through the lush 'heart of Africa'...the sights, the smells of the African indigenous flora, is very convincing!
Cathy
Cathy
November 16, 2019
San Diego area is around a 90 mins drive.

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Location
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone+1 619-231-1515
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:00 AM
Credit cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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