Best zoo in the country! See the pandas, elephants, gorillas, and polar bears. If you have time, you absolutely must drive up to the wild animal park (~20 miles) for an amazing safari experience. Read more
Watch polar bears swim at the Polar Rim exhibit; meet the zoo’s newest panda, or experience an “eye-to-nostril encounter” with massive hippos through the underwater-viewing window in the Lost Forest. Read more
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.