San Diego Zoo

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Known for its animal conservation and education, San Diego Zoo is a world-renowned San Diego attraction showcasing more than 3,700 animals from around the world. Explore the rainforest aviary and get a good laugh as Dr. Zoolittle ‘talks” to the animals.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park with open space areas, green belts, natural vegetation zones, walking paths and gardens. It also features several theaters, museums, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

Guided Bus Tour

Enjoy a 35-minute narrated tour on a double-decked bus covering about 70 percent of the Zoo. The Guided Bus Tour is included in the 1-Day Pass admission price. Available from 9am – 7pm, last departure at 7pm sharp!


Arrange for a behind-the-scenes tour, or soar above the treetops on the Skyfari Aerial Tram. Enjoy spectacular views of the Zoo, its animal and plant collection, and surrounding Balboa Park. Skyfari Aerial Tram runs from 9am – 9pm.

Animal Encounters

Pretend you are on an African savannah at the ENTCO Wild Earth Safari ride and enjoy up close encounters with animals, including birds, elephants, sheep, goats, maned wolves, pangolin, lions and jaguars.

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1 Market Place, San Diego, California, USA, 92101