The zoo! One of San Diego’s most famous attractions. If you’re in San Diego for the weekend or you live here and are looking for something to do the zoo is a great option. It’s a little pricey, however coupons can be found online and the entire month of October kids under 12 go for free. A day pass for those older than 12 is $48. There are other options as well that feature tours, shows, the Safari Park and more. http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/tickets
A few things you should know before going—wear comfortable shoes. The zoo is HUGE and very hilly. Be prepared for a lot of walking. Also bring lots of water and be prepared to be in the sun for most of the time. Also everything inside the zoo is expensive, which isn’t surprising. Therefore if you’re on a budget think about bringing some food of your own.
Also be ready to see so many adorable animals! They have quite a spectacular range of exhibits, hence the price of admission. Big cats, elephants, monkeys, giraffes, polar bears, koalas, and reptiles just to name a few. They also have an impressive amount of exotic animals from Asia and cold climates. A new exhibit is coming soon as well—animals from Africa.
The price is well worth it and parking isn’t too much of an issue. Going on a weekday is the best way to beat the crowds. My review of the San Diego Zoo is a high recommendation, but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!