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.
Best zoo in the country. I would suggest to take the bus tour because it is quite big, and you can get on and off the bus at the bus stops.
Take the early morning panda tour. It is fun!
The month of October, kids are free. This in turn creates lack of parking and hundreds of people. We have come during regulars months and had more enjoyment, less crowds and plenty of parking.
I always enjoy seeing the elephants!
The world's best zoo. Good workout walking around all the different exhibits.
Beautiful place! !!!!
Loved it! So much to see, beautiful place to spend the day. The polar bears made my day :) must see
The single best zoo in the world hands down. Pay attention to the rate underlooked animals like the Ornate Hawk Eagle
Go on a guided bus tour as soon as you get there
Totally a must if you are around!
Most amazing zoo ever!
You should try walking alone in the lost forest without a map, it's a unique experience.
Save a lot of time because this zoo is big and needs time to walk around. The only zoo I've bee to and the pandas are actually awake and moving/eating.
In terms of food related items, you can bring anything you want into the zoo, like containers for free water refills.
Take the bus tour and skyfari ride early in the day before it gets crowded.
The world famous Dan Diego zoo. The best!!
Such a fun place even for an adult. Did one half of the zoo walking and the other half on the trolley, took us about 3.5 hours. So many monkeys!!!
Great zoo, but I think omaha zoo is just as great.
Awesome zoo! I save $ 5.00 off admission with coupons from the 101 Things To Do in San Diego magazine. Check your hotel lobby for free copies .
All the animals.
Nice zoo. They have transportation inside the zoo, which is good to move inside. Not recommended in high temperatures in the summer, as animals stay in shades and you can't see them.
Best zoo on the west coast.
It's one of the best zoos in the world for a reason.
The souvenir sipper is $11, but with free refills and iced tea 2-3 people can stay hydrated without all the sugar.
If you can find Julio, one of the caricature artists, he is the best! Very nice and did a great drawing!
The largest zoo here in San Diego
If you can go in a cool cloudy day you'll see animals in full action. You need a pass for riding the cable cars, hop on/off bus and for feeding giraffes
Love seeing the babies at the zoo!
If you're a San Diegan, it's definitely worth getting a season pass! You can bring a guest (with Diamond Level) every time you visit! Great place to bring visitors with no extra expense to you.
Love the animals but the food is too expensive considering the quality in taste 😒
The line for the pandas can be super long - try to get there while crowds are at a minimum.
If it's hot, cool off in Fern Canyon
Check out the polar bears!
Free parking. Simply the best zoo and amazing botanical collection throughout the park.
Pay extra for a behind the scenes tour. Early access panda tour gives access during feeding time before zoo opens. Includes access to parts of zoo normally off limits and golf cart tour of whole zoo.
It's huge. So huge
I saw koalas, kangaroos & an okapi and most importantly a panda in just a couple of hours. If U ❤️ animals, visit the zoo!
Oh my gosh it is phenomenal!
2-3 hours minimum. Don't waste time on bus tour. Just walk and keep your tickets.
Fun Day well spent!
Get there early and avoid the crowds.
Take the Skyfari!
Take a ride on the cable car, it's great fun!
Do the skyfari!
The best of The best!