The San Diego Zoo in one of the most famous tourist attractions in the San Diego area. The diverse collection of animals in this zoo will simply entertain the whole family. Add to that the many activities that can be done in the area.

Children will surely enjoy seeing the many zoo animals that they only see in their books, in the computers and tablets, and on the television.

In its website, the San Diego Tourism Authority shared some facts about the San Diego Zoo. “Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for 100 years. Located adjacent to downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, the Zoo is 100 acres in size and is home to more than 4,000 animals representing more than 800 species from around the world.” Read the continuation here.

To better experience everything that the San Diego Zoo has to offer, check out this list of —

Top 4 Things to do in the San Diego Zoo:

  1. Explore, Explore, Explore. The San Diego Zoo is a sanctuary of animals that children can only see on TV, books, and their electronic gadgets. It is home to more than 4,000 species of exotic, endangered, as well as usual zoo animals that will surely leave you and your child in awe and amazement. The area is so big you would have a hard time deciding where to go first, and what to see next. The best option is to have a guided bus tour first so that you can check out the sights quickly then go back again after once you have decided where to spend more time. Then there also is a Kangaroo hop-on, hop-off bus that lets visitors check out more sights without tiring themselves out. They can hop on the bus, and alight in attractions they want to check out, then ride the next bus once they are done exploring the specific attraction
  2. Book a special tour. There are also special tours that concentrate on specific areas and interactions with animals like The Discovery Tour, Animals in Action, and Inside Look. These tours and interactions are great especially when the children has a special interest on a specific set of animals.
  3. Enjoy the Nighttime Zoo. Ever heard about nocturnal species? Check them out at the San Diego Night Time Zoo that gets further extended during the summer.
  4. Skyfari Aerial Tram. Take an aerial tram and see a 360-degree view of the whole zoo and its inhabitants! Enjoy seeing the whole area that is sprawling with gardens and animal sanctuaries.

So there you have it, enjoy your tour of the San Diego Zoo!

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