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San Diego Zoo


San Diego Zoo

2920 Zoo Drive in Balboa Park, San Diego, 92101, CA

Located in Balboa Park is the world famous San Diego Zoo. As the zoo sits on 100 acres with thousands of animals to meet, beginning your adventure on a comfy 35-minute bus ride overview isn’t a bad idea. On the double-decker tour, you’ll wind through picturesque Tiger River, Panda Canyon, Bear Canyon, Camel Road, Elephant Odyssey and Cat Canyon. You’ll finish the tour at Elephant Mesa where you’ll find three African elephants and two Indian rhinos. The bus uber-guides share loads of humorous yarns about the animals making it easy to plan the rest of your day. Single day zoo tickets are $34 for adults (12+), $24 for kids (3 to 11) and kids 2 and under are free. Bus tour tickets are $12 (Adults 12 +), $7 (kids 3 to 11) and free for kids 2 and under.

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by thawk49

This is by far the most I've walked in one day in my entire life! The zoo is huge.. Plenty to do, see and eat.. My favorite things were feeding the giraffes and watching the…
Few Large Animals

by Darryl G

We were very disappointed. The zoo grounds are very nice and the layout is well thought out, although the map of the zoo is not completely accurate. We saw very few large animals, mid-day on…