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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$139

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

2 Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

900 Bayfront Court Map

Experience a premier waterfront destination in San Diego, CA, at the Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront. Our convenient location near the San Diego Convention Center is within minutes of... More

From US$67

3 West Park Inn

2 stars
2.0 / 5

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$76

4 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$103


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$124

6 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

From US$78

7 The Declan Suites

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

701 A Street Map

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Enjoy the warmth and beauty of the city at the Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall. GeneralThe hotel offers 5,200 square feet of meeting space with incredible views of the downtown San... More

Great location but expensive for what you get.
Rooms are spacious. Hotel still undergoing renovation. Our room OK but stains on carpet and rust around shower probably not acceptable for what they charge. No information provided in room ....
20 Jul 2014
From US$133

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, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego offers unparalleled service and friendly atmosphere for a pleasant stay. GeneralManchester Grand Hyatt San... 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 Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

601 Pacific Highway Map

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$97

10 The Sofia Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 13 reviews

150 West Broadway Map

Save 35% on 5 nights or more!

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

Convenient but not outstanding
The location is good and room was clean and updated. Confortable bedding and bath towes. TV with full package. Lobby was not tidy nor inviting. Front desk personel not very friendly. We don't...
14 Oct 2015
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