This world-famous establishment is clearly no ordinary zoo. Walk or ride a double-decker bus throughout this expansive park, ... More
San Diego Zoo
This world-famous establishment is clearly no ordinary zoo. Walk or ride a double-decker bus throughout this expansive park, home to over 4,000 rare and exotic animals exhibited in beautiful garden habitats. San Diego Zoo is also a major research facility dedicated to conservation efforts. However, it is cleverly disguised as a park with entertaining shows and inspiring exhibits like Polar Bear Plunge and Hippo Beach.
It is an awesome place where you can pet animals, see animals,and see at leas t 700,000 plants. It has 4000 animals representing 800 species. There are different food choices like Albert's and Children's` Zoo Cupboard. There are also shows where it tells you about different species of animals. Overall, I cannot simply wait any longer to go there again!
I could not believe the change. The first time I was at the zoo was in 1974 and I was not at all impressed. We went in March 2007 for our grandson's 4th birthday and I was so impressed. So much to see and so beautiful it is a full day trip. There is a lot of up and down walking with beautiful landscaping to see besides the animals. When you are tired of walking you can take the shuttle.
We purchased the 3 attraction pass (Sea World, Zoo and Wild Animal park pass) and this made it so much affordable for the entrance. The food was pricey but what tourist attraction isn't.
After this visit I want to return and it won't be 30 years between.
The zoo was one of the highlights on our trip. The animals appeared very healthy looking and cages and atmosphere very well kept. where comfortable shoes as there is so much to see. stay for the night shows. Definetly one of the best zoo's we've visited.
We spent a week in San Diego and Seaworld and the Zoo were our primary stops with our 2 year old daughter. Although the Zoo was beautiful and very big I would have to say we probable wouldn't go back. Granted it was the last day of a 5 day trip and maybe we were all just tired, but in my opinion if anyone has to choose between the two i would(and my daugther would) choose SeaWorld. If was neat to say that we have seen the zoo, but with the hills and a two year old if was a very rough day. I think if she were a few years older she would enjoy it more. Seaworld the animals are all so close, at the zoo most of them are far away if you can see them at all, and im sure thats the same at any zoo. It was okay and we are glad we were there, but 4-5 hours there was all we needed.
Clean, attractive and well planned zoo. One of the top five I have seen. Animals are beautiful and well presented. Hard to cover in a day (I spent a full day a missed some of it). Very hilly walkways. If you are mobility challenged I recommend renting a ECV. Food and Gift shops abound and while food is a bit pricey it is not over the top.
No roller coasters or water rides to spoil the atmosphere (INMHO).
BEAUTIFUL UNIGUE AND AMAZING VERY CLEAN AND THE ANIMALS WELL CARED FOR, SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS IN THE WORLD UNLIKE ANY OTHER ZOO I HAVE EVER BEEN TO THE ULTIMATE PLACE FOR ANIMAL LOVERS AND WE REALLY ENJOYED THE JEWELS OF THE RAINFOREST THAT OCCURS EVERYNIGHT ; A PLACE NOT TO BE MISSED
I enjoyed this zoo very much with my girls. We started off with the guided bus tour. This way if we didn't have time to cover those areas we had the chance to enjoy the animals. And the tour guide told us personal stories about some of the enclosure, it made you feel good about the visit.
I would recommend this as a sure-thing for your visit to San Diego. The zoo is very well kept and very exciting.
I would return to the sea World Zoo when we return to the area in a few years.
This was one of the best zoos I've been to. It has a wonderful atmosphere. However, it's giant so bring walking shoes and plenty of water! You should try the bus. Wear sunscreen if you plan on going on the top level; otherwise, you're fine. The pandas were adorable and the sky tram was great. A little wobbly but sturdy. It's a great way to see the zoo from a bird's eye view. Overall, if you're in the San Diego area, you should visit it. But don't plan a trip to San Diego just for this. Go for the fun of seeing the city and all of its attractions.
My daughter, myself and two granddaughters have been to the zoo numerous times over the last 11 years. 13-times to be exact. Her family was stationed with the Navy in San Diego for all those years and it got to be a yearly thing for the oldest granddaughter and I to go to the zoo. Didn't matter what else was planned on that trip, we had to do the zoo. We loved it. Would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of going. In fact the kids are transferring to Virginia from Washington State in a couple of months and we are going to San Diego to visit friends first. You can almost bet now that the youngest granddaugher is old enough to remember, we will be going to the zoo one more time. This ole grandma from Michigan looks forward to it.
We had an absolute Blast at the San Diego Zoo. This place has it together. The Panda Bears were the best. We got our pictures taken riding zebras and elephants. The Polar Bear exhibit was really well done as was just about everything in the whole place.
This place is a ton of fun for the whole family.
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