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About San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo is situated in Balboa Park less than four kilometres from Downtown San Diego, California. With over 3,700 animals comprising over 650 species, it has one of the largest zoo memberships in the world. The zoological park is famous for housing and successfully breeding rare giant pandas and endangered species.

Visitors to San Diego Zoo will be amazed at the sheer size of the park. On arrival take a right turn towards Centre Street, a 15-minute walk from the entrance. Here lies the magical gateway to the Asian Passage exhibit. The famous Panda Trek is here. Visitors can enjoy gaining educational tips and information from the keepers of this magnificent and rare species. Close by on Centre Street, discover the Urban Jungle, Outback and the new Africa Rocks exhibits. The Giraffes, Bears, Rhinos and Koalas will capture everyone’s attention offering amazing photo opportunities. Between Elephant Odyssey and the Northern Frontier, visitors can hop on board the Skyfari Aerial tram to reach Lost Forest, Wegeforth Bowl, Discovery Outpost and the Petting Paddock. Bold adventurers can even meet the animals up close. The zoo offers a fascinating interactive experience led by the animal trainers where visitors can join in with feeding times and learn more about the species. Travellers who wish to break for a refreshment or browse for animal themed souvenirs will find several outlets to suit their needs.

Reaching the zoo by car from is easy via Interstate 5 from the north and south, and Interstate 8 from the east. The exits are well signposted, and there is free parking for zoo visitors. Those preferring to journey via public transport can travel by bus from downtown San Diego, the Cruise Ship Terminal and many other city locations. Alternatively, those feeling energetic can walk from Downtown San Diego in less than an hour. Taxi, Uber, rideshare and bike hire options are also available.

San Diego Zoo is a pioneer for building cageless exhibits which best represent the animal’s natural habitat. The park is renowned for its breeding programme for endangered species which began in 1975. With exciting exhibits, a wide variety of rare animals, botanical gardens and trails it’s the perfect day out for all the family.

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Orange Tree Cottages Downtown

Orange Tree Cottages Downtown
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Orange Tree Cottages Downtown is located in San Diego and offers free Wi-Fi. It is also a short car trip from Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and San Diego Zoo.

Abpopa Hillcrest

Abpopa Hillcrest
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Abpopa Hillcrest is situated in San Diego and features complimentary Wi-Fi. It also provides luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

2330/A

2330/A
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2330/A is located in San Diego and is close to San Diego Zoo. It also provides free Wi-Fi.

2330/C

2330/C
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2330/C is located in San Diego and features free Wi-Fi. It is also a short drive from Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and San Diego Zoo.

Mayor's Manor Historic Downtown Mansion

Mayor's Manor Historic Downtown Mansion
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Park West, San Diego
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Situated a short stroll from County Center / Little Italy San Diego Trolley Station, Mayor's Manor Historic Downtown Mansion provides guests with an ideal base while in San Diego. It is also a brief car ride from Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and San Diego Zoo.

Colorful Bungalow For 4 Walk to Balboa Park

Colorful Bungalow For 4 Walk to Balboa Park
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Spacious San Diego Loft + Parking

Spacious San Diego Loft + Parking
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The property is located in San Diego and is close to San Diego Zoo. It also provides laundry facilities, a lift and free Wi-Fi.

Beautiful Bungalow near Little Italy and Downtown SD

Beautiful Bungalow near Little Italy and Downtown SD
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Situated within walking distance of County Center / Little Italy San Diego Trolley Station, Beautiful Bungalow near Little Italy and Downtown SD provides guests with an ideal base while in San Diego. It is also a brief car trip from Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and San Diego Zoo.

West Park Inn

West Park Inn
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West Park Inn is located in San Diego and is close to San Diego Zoo. It is situated a brief walk from the San Diego Air & Space Museum and St. Joseph Cathedral.

HillcrestHostel

HillcrestHostel
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HillcrestHostel is located in San Diego and offers complimentary Wi-Fi. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature and laundry facilities.

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