The world famous San Diego Zoo, is a location that you must see, if you ever visit San Diego, California.
The San Diego Zoo is famous for having huge variety exotic animals that is sure to amaze you.
First things first, the zoo costs $37USD for adults, $27USD for children, but there are discounted tickets to be had, so search the internet for the best deals. Parking is free, but I would suggest arriving early, as the lot can get pretty full later in the day, especially on weekends.
So, once you are inside the park there are a few different paths to follow. I would suggest grabbing a map so you can make a plan to see everything.
On our trip we chose to make a big circle through the park and see as much as we could on foot for the first part of the day. We encountered flamingos, monkeys, and all sorts of exotic birds all within the first hour.
After another hour of walking we decided to take a break and people watch while we drank some much needed water. At this point we were about halfway around our circle route when we noticed the Elephant Odyssey, which is a new area of the part with elephants, lions, and llamas. This part of the park was amazing; because you really got to see the elephants up close and personal.
Next, we stopped to see the polar bears. These were my favorite animals to watch, because they were so active and playful. I could watch them for hours.
After that we made our way to the bus tour stop, this is a great idea for when you are getting tired feet because you can just hop on the double-deck bus and see the animals from a total different perspective. Another great way to see the park is from the sky-tram. This takes you from one end of the park to the other through the sky; it’s an interesting view of the park that is for sure.
After a long of walking and taking pictures, and one final stop to see the polar bears again, we made our way back to the car and to the hotel and refresh ourselves for a night out.
This zoo is unbeatable in my book and I definitely recommend a visit, I hope someday you will visit it too.
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