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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$158

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$88

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

From US$142

3 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$134

4 Wyndham San Diego Bayside

3 stars
4.6 / 5 7 reviews

1355 North Harbor Drive Map

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Wyndham San Diego Bayside welcomes discerning travellers to a cosy waterfront retreat close to transport options and major attractions in this lively California metropolis. Tourists staying at this... More

From US$189

5 Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

4 stars
3.9 / 5 14 reviews

207 5th Avenue Map

Holidaymakers looking for a vibrant vacation in San Diego find suitable base at the lavish accommodations of Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. This centrally located hotel provides ideal access for... More

Friendly Staff make all the difference
As is normally the case, the staff often make the difference in a hotel stay. Everyone I dealt with (baggage handlers, front desk staff, waitresses, bar tenders, house keeper, room...
2 Jun 2015
From US$143

6 The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 12 reviews

150 West Broadway Map

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Upscale sophistication meets old-world charm and comfort at The Sofia Hotel San Diego. Tucked into the historic Gaslamp Quarter, the hotel is steps from the city's trendiest restaurants and shops. ... More

centrally located
Pleasant receptionist. Easy walking distance from Amtrak station, Gaslamp and shopping mall. Will stay again
16 Mar 2015
From US$113

7 Horton Grand Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 6 reviews

311 Island Ave. Map

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Horton Grand Hotel San Diego offers Victorian-style accommodations nestled in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter District in San Diego. This stylish hotel is a few feet away from Horton... More

A Gem in the Gaslamp District
This hotel is the most charming thing in the Gaslamp district. I stayed here for a conference and I felt like I was Royalty stepping back into time. The entrance is gorgeous and bright and...
30 Apr 2015
From US$189

8 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

4 stars
4.4 / 5 8 reviews

1 Market Pl Map

2 tickets for Old Town Trolley Day Tour

Whether you come to San Diego for business or pleasure, this property offers unparalleled service and friendly atmosphere for a pleasant stay. GeneralThe property offers sophisticated conference... More

Ok trip too expensive
Service sucked, pool was great, fire pits great! Kids had a great time. As long as u eat outside hotel your experience should've grat
18 Feb 2015
From US$122

9 Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.8 / 5

1430 Seventh Avenue Map

Offering warm welcome and high quality of comforts, this charming hotel will certainly make your stay pleasant and relaxing one. GeneralThis hotel offers 4 well-equipped meeting rooms that can... More

From US$167

10 W San Diego

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

421 West B Street Map

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Chic and contemporary, W San Diego Hotel offers urbane travellers deluxe accommodations and ideal location in the heart of lively San Diego. A Southern California vacation is not complete without... More

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