San Diego Zoo
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 72%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 62%Adventure Travelers
- 59%Local Culture
- 55%Budget Travelers
- 54%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (384)
- San Diego ZooMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversNov 01, 2013
A friend told me it would take more than a day to go through everything here, but I got this down in about 4 hours, well at least when it came to what I wanted to see. I clicked away with my camera like a foreign tourist at nearly every animal in there. I should've made better use of the zoom on some of my pictures, because the end result looked like they were way off in the distance than just a few feet in front of me (grrr). I also got to check out the sealion show, ride the Skyfari, and the guided bus tour pretty much topped everything off by passing through any of the places I happened to miss. My favorite parts of my visit were seeing the koalas (even though they were all sleeping) and the Elephant Odyssey. Seeing the animals in comparison to their ancestors from 12,000 years ago was pretty cool. If you plan things out ahead of time, you'll definitely get a whole day's worth of stuff to do. I had fun here.
Oh here's something you might not know: Disney animators took inspiration from one of the zoo's warthogs for the character of Pumbaa in The Lion King. Pretty cool, eh?
- San Diego ZooOct 23, 2013
See why it is deemed the "World Famous San Diego Zoo." This zoo is as beautiful as it can get. Clean, friendly, lots of exhibits and animals, beautiful scenery and set up. Bring your own food (they allow it) and avoid going on weekends.
- San Diego ZooAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 22, 2013
Ah, the world famous San Diego Zoo. It's enormous, it has thousands of animals, the food is overpriced, and they'll try to sell you a souvenir cup everywhere you go. Personally, a zoo is a zoo to me, but in the end I will judge it by the quality of its animal care and facilities, and the caretakers themselves. In this regard, the SD Zoo ranks very high with me - they maintain a fabulous reputation for their animal care, they run worldwide rescues and preservation of endangered species, and the caretakers and trainers are rigorously educated/trained. As an animal-rights advocate, I approve. And the establishment itself makes for an enjoyable day -- but don't plan an itinerary that has you moving through the exhibits mechanically. Enjoy the variation - witness the elephant feeding, walk a moving elevated sidewalk right into the trees of monkeys, and if you must, wait in the atrociously long lines for the world famous pandas. And don't forget to ride the skyride for beautiful views as you journey across the natural canyons within the park. If you can swing the extra dough, get one of the expeditions where you can personally interact with the animals - feed the giraffes, bathe the rhinos, hold a baby gorilla. Otherwise, just enjoy a day among the animal kingdom in the San Diego sunshine.
- San Diego ZooMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 10, 2013
The Zoo can feel like a mini vacation in the middle of your work week. If you have a yearly pass, you can visit anytime you want to get away.
- San Diego ZooOct 06, 2013
The zoo is awesome - take the bus tour first to get the lay of the land - then walk around - it's huge! Don't miss the The Zoo's orchid greenhouse, home to over 3,000 orchid plants from over 800 species. The orchid greenhouse is located on the path just off of Front Street in the Africa Rocks zone.
- San Diego ZooMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Sep 13, 2013
So happy zoos have upgraded themselves in the past few decades. While it's not the San Diego Wild Animal Park (the ultimate example of how to keep wild animals), it is still an excellent zoo. Plus, it's more hands-on and better for smaller children than the wild animal park.
- San Diego ZooMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 13, 2013
One of the best Zoos in the country. Great place to take kids or visitors from another country. I recommend the safari portion of their tour. It's just outside of downtown san diego so you get a buffer from the crowds if you want to stay there but close to be able to make a weekend of it.
- San Diego ZooMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 1Sep 13, 2013
One of the most famous Zoos in the world, and not without reason. It's a zoo, but it's also just a fun place to spend a day. There are so many different parts, and its in the middle of a giant park. Great for kids and adults -- fun for the whole family.