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San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park has a worldwide reputation for rescue and rehabilitation of exotic and endangered species. Planning and expansion of the zoo and its exhibits is always creative and safe for both the animals and visitors. The zoo occupies the far end of Balboa Park and has always been a pioneer in the design and execution of natural environments. This makes it easier for the animals to be reintroduced to their natural habitats when they are ready and for people of all ages to enjoy this sprawling conservancy and zoo. Visitors to San Diego experience the planned expansion that continues to produce amazing results and impressive milestones, especially for endangered species.

  • Participate in a guided tour to get the most from a visit through the Institute for Conservation Research with (and for) endangered species, highlighting California condors.
  • Enjoy the overhead Skyfari gondola at San Diego Zoo and the elevated monkey trail walkway to see zoo attractions; these allow access and aerial views of the unique animal exhibits such as the polar bears of the Northern Frontier.
  • Admire and learn about the unusual plants not native to San Diego that provide nutrition such as bamboo for the pandas and eucalyptus for the koalas at the Zoo Arboretum.

San Diego Airport is not far from the zoo, which is north of Downtown San Diego. Public transportation and rental vehicles are a city specialty. Travellers arrive and depart from a transportation hub offering information about San Diego traffic, shuttles, and transit routes. San Diego Zoo is accessible via Interstate 5 or 15 with access by State Route 163 to Park Blvd. The rare giant pandas, cuddly koalas, monkeys, and reptiles of various shapes and sizes await your arrival.

Hotels in San Diego Zoo

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From US$144

1 Inn at the Park

3 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

525 Spruce Map

Combining the amenities of a hotel with all the comforts of home, Inn At The Park San Diego invite you to become a part of a distinguished history. GeneralInn At The Park San Diego can accommodate... More

From US$92

2 West Park Inn

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

1830 4th Ave Map

Just one mile from shopping and dining in the Gas Lamp District, this San Diego hotel offers guest rooms with free Wi-Fi.A flat-screen cable TV is featured in each room at West Park Inn. A small... More

3 Quality Inn San Diego Downtown North

2 stars
2.3 / 5 3 reviews

1840 4th Ave Map

Known for its convenience, comfort, and affordability in the heart of downtown San Diego, the Americas Best Value Inn San Diego Downtown offers the best for its guests. Area attractions close by... More

San Diego, Banker's Hill
The property is a complete run down. Staffs are not helpful, their answers are always no to requests. Rooms smelled of cigarette smoke.
18 Jun 2014
From US$141

4 Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

601 Pacific Highway Map

Kids Eat Free

Recognized for its personal service and classic elegance, this Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown offers comfortable accommodation for all the senses and is also deemed as one of the best... More

From US$130


4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

509 9th Avenue Map

Set in a historic district close to various local points of interest, Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter makes for a suitable base for travellers on a San Diego holiday. This downtown retreat... More

Great stay
Everything was totally fine. The only problem was being disturbed by cleaning staff when our privacy please sign was displayed, which is a pretty minor problem. The staff were helpful, the hotel...
30 Nov 2014
From US$157

6 Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

401 K Street Map

Breakfast & Parking

The Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is a sophisticated hotel that mixes modern design with attentive service in an urban retreat. GeneralGuests on business trips can make use of the meeting rooms... More

Great weekend stay
Great location, good restaurants. Everything is within walking distance. Would stay there again.
29 Nov 2013
From US$218

7 The Keating

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

432 F Street Map

Designed by popular Italian car designers, The Keating Hotel San Diego offers discerning travellers cosy and modern accommodations paired with tailored services. Guests at this San Diego hotel can... More

Awesome hotel and staff. Just needs soap at the basin. Breakfast and coffee pods great.
14 Nov 2013
From US$174

8 Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

435 6th Avenue Map

Save 10% on your stay

The Solamar A Kimpton Hotel San Diego, with all its fabulous facilities and remarkable lodging invites you to experience its warm hospitality, while you are away from your home. GeneralThe Solamar... More

Suprisingly great hotel!
My Husband and I stayed 2 nights at the Solamar on our recent trip to America. We had travelled a lot and this was our last stop. We loved the room, it was one of the nicest we had stayed in for...
25 Nov 2013
From US$168

9 The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

910 Broadway Circle Map

Save 10% on your stay

Discerning business and leisure travellers looking for deluxe units centrally located in the Gaslamp Quarter find ideal base at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. This downtown hotel in San... More

From US$177

10 Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

1047 5th Avenue Map

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Featuring modern conveniences and close proximity to area attractions, Palomar San Diego a Kimpton Hotel provides an ideal starting point for travellers visiting San Diego. Guests in this boutique... More

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