The San Diego Zoo

Jun 16, 2011 at 7:37 p.m. ET

The San Diego Zoo is a world class zoo in one of the most beautiful places in the country.

The San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo

One of the most amazing zoos in the country, The San Diego Zoo is located in Balboa Park near downtown San Diego. Home to more than 8,000 animals, this 100-acre zoo will entertain and awe you at every turn. Wear good walking shoes, but take comfort in the fact that you can catch a ride on a guided bus tour.

You can really get up close and personal with the animals here -- it is an amazing education in wildlife of all kinds! Bring a stroller for little ones, as they may tire of all the walking rather quickly!

The Details

Name: The San Diego Zoo

Address: 2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego, California

Phone: 619.231.1515

Hours: Vary by day and season – see website

Online: The San Diego Zoo -