San Diego Zoo
773 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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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!
The San Diego Zoo is considered one of the best, with outdoor living for the animals, and close up front viewing. So, paint your face for some fun, and go meet the Panda and Koala Bears, along with the elephants and monkeys are the best.
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!
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…
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
World Famous for a reason. You could take a whole day when visiting this well-known attraction.
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.
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!
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