Get wild at the legendary San Diego Zoo, featuring naturalist animal exhibits and amazing creatures from around the world. Located in Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo is a sanctuary for thousands of animals and a beautiful landscape of rare plants from all regions of the earth. One of the largest and most progressive zoos in the world, the San Diego Zoo houses over 4,000 animals and 800 species, and is one of the few zoos on the planet that houses the giant panda!
San Diego Zoo Exhibits
Venture into the San Diego Zoo's Lost Forest and see exotic wildlife, like cheetahs, monkeys, apes and hippos. Meet the mighty polar bears of the Polar Rim and playful giant pandas at Panda Canyon. The Asian Passage exhibit features towering palms and bamboo alive with sun bears and lion-tailed macaques. Journey through the Elephant Odyssey and face lions, elephants, jaguars, camels, and California condors. Experience the San Diego Zoo's Urban Jungle, Africa Rocks, Discovery Outpost and Outback exhibits for a day of natural fun. For San Diego Zoo tickets and passes, visit www.sandiegozoo.org.
Hotel Near San Diego Zoo
Take a 30-minute drive from the San Diego Zoo to Ayres Lodge Alpine, and enjoy a friendly family hotel in beautiful Alpine, California. With its Western ambiance and European-inspired accommodations, this relaxing San Diego County hotel offers the intimate warmth of a family style bed and breakfast. Relax by the glowing fireplace in the ranch-style lobby with authentic Western art. Take a refreshing swim in the outdoor heated pool or relax in the spa. Start your family adventure with a hot breakfast before diving into fun at SeaWorld San Diego!
The amazing Safari Park at the San Diego Zoo is 1800- acre wildlife preserve and botanical garden with over 3500 animals representing 260 species. Ride the African Tram Safari, explore the Nairobi Village, get nose to nose with the African lion at the Lion Camp, walk the winding trails of an African forest, enter the tropical greenhouse of the Hidden Jungle, explore the rainforest of Lorikeet Landing and visit the Wings of the World Aviary.