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San Diego Zoo Tours and Tickets

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The world-famous San Diego Zoo presents a stunning variety of nature’s largest, smallest, exotic, and most endangered creatures. The epic zoo has more than 3,700 animals representing over 800 species in a beautifully landscaped 100 acres (40.5 hectares), typically in lush enclosures that replicate their natural habitat. San Diego Zoo is considered to be one of the best and well-known zoos in the world, and is a must-see attraction in sunny Southern California.

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Open daily 9am - 5pm, hours extended in some months
2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your or or two day trolley pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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$46.00

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket

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View more than 4,000 animals roaming in large enclosures on a 2-day visit to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This admission ticket allows you to spend two days at the Zoo, or split your time between the Zoo and the Safari Park. At the zoo, see the diverse collection of animals, many of which are not present at other zoos in the United States. The Safari Park is inspired by the Serengeti Plains in Africa and the Asian plains and is home to lions, tigers, zebras, which you can see from the a 32-acre (13-hectare) safari trail. Access to all shows and exhibits, as well as use of all the in-park transportation, are included. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00

Go City: San Diego Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

Go City: San Diego Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

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Save money by booking a San Diego Explorer Pass, which grants you access to your choice of two to seven local attractions and activities at discounted rates. The pass is valid for 60 days after first use, making it great for visitors and San Diego residents alike. Available attractions include the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego natural History Museum as well as speedboat tours and bike rentals.
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  • 60 days
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$89.00
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$89.00

GoCar Talking GoCar 2Hr Tour: Downtown & Old Town

GoCar Talking GoCar 2Hr Tour: Downtown & Old Town

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Explore San Diego’s Downtown and Old Town sights in a fun and fast-paced way—on a GoCar tour. This sightseeing adventure takes the stress out of reading a map, as the car talks and shows you the way with its in-built GPS. Enjoy hearing stories as you explore the city’s most popular areas, including Little Italy, Mission Hills, Presidio Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.46
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1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

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San Diego is a big city and sightseeing while visiting can usually take a long time on foot and you could miss out on things if riding by vehicle. Instead, book this San Diego Harbor and Gaslamp Quarter Self-Guided Scooter Tour, and go through the city on a scooter. See the Seaport Village, Little Italy, the Maritime Museum, Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, and Bankers Hill.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.11
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GPS Talking GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

GPS Talking GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

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Zip through downtown San Diego and Balboa Park in just two hours with the use of a GPS-enabled GoCar. You and your partner will get settled, strap on your helmets, and use the provided map and GPS to get exploring. You'll cover tons more ground than you would on foot and can use the navigating devices to make your own route.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.46
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$86.46
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Pacific Coast Highway Smartphone Driving Tour between LA & San Diego

Pacific Coast Highway Smartphone Driving Tour between LA & San Diego

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Head along the coast of Southern California from LA to San Diego, and listen to a guided commentary stopping along places as you pass them, driving along the Pacific Coast Highway. From Los Angeles, you’ll stop at places like Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, hear the pirate stories about Santa Catalina Island, explore Monarch Beach, and more.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$7.99
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San Diego GPS Talking GoCar: Best Value - All Day for the Price of 5 Hours

San Diego GPS Talking GoCar: Best Value - All Day for the Price of 5 Hours

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Explore San Diego the fun and flexible way in a GoCar guided by a talking GPS. The easy-to-drive car is yours for the entire day, so you can go at your own pace as you zip around to highlights like Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, the Maritime Museum, Old Town, and Ocean Beach. There's no need for guidebooks or maps, as a talking GPS leads the way so you can focus on the sights.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.50
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$158.50
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GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure in San Diego

GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure in San Diego

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Discover San Diego independently by mini speedboat and mini car with 2- to 4-hour rental. Hit the town (and water) solo or with a friend. Whether you’re on land or in the water you have the freedom to explore at your leisure. Recorded commentary and GPS guidance inside the car enable you to explore the city stress-free. The sightseeing route takes you past Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter, and more.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.04
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$146.04
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2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

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For a fun twist on the typical San Diego tour, first-time visitors shouldn't miss this GPS guided scooter excursion, where you can visit the city's top attractions, all while soaking up the fantastic weather. Just hop on your scooter, start cruising through the city, and feel the wind in your hair as you pass top sights. Highlights include Balboa Park, the Maritime Museum, and even the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

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This is the ultimate way to explore San Diego by land and sea. Instead of being stuck on a crowded tour bus/boat, take control of your sightseeing and have an independent sightseeing adventure instead. Enjoy the thrill of driving your own speedboat, and have the chance to ride a GPS-guided storytelling scooter. No need to feel time pressures—each segment of the tour can be done on different days depending on your preferences.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.46
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1 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

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This GPS guided scooter tour takes you on a multi-cultural tour of San Diego, starting in Little Italy, where you learn about the rise and fall of San Diego’s Italian population, your tour continues past the maritime history museum, the USS Midway, and into beautiful Seaport Village. You also get to travel past Horton Plaza which just begs be visited again after the tour ends. After Horton Plaza you make your way into the heart of San Diego, with a quick loop around the Home of San Diego Padres, and into the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, which after its reinvention is MUCH more family friendly then it used to be. As you leave the Gaslamp Quarter you will enter Banker’s Hill with is unique shops, also borders the always beautiful Balboa Park.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.44
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2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

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For a fun twist on the typical San Diego tour, first-time visitors shouldn't miss this GPS guided scooter excursion, where you can visit the city's top attractions, all while soaking up the fantastic weather. Just hop on your scooter, start cruising through the city, and feel the wind in your hair as you pass top sights. Highlights include Balboa Park, the Maritime Museum, and even the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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Vacation Photographer in San Diego

Vacation Photographer in San Diego

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Preserve the memory of your San Diego vacation with a private photoshoot. Your experienced photographer will give you recommendations on outfits and locations and you'll have the option of multiple packages depending on the size of your group and how long of shoots you want. You'll get edited images back within just four working days of your shoot.
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  • 30 minutes
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$259.14
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Early Bird - Return By 12 Noon Special

Early Bird - Return By 12 Noon Special

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Explore San Diego’s iconic parks, from Balboa to Petco, and go on to Hillcrest by GoCar, and get a discount of $50 if you bring the car back by noon. There are loads of places to see, including the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, and the Maritime Museum. You’ll be provided with maps and helmets, so you just need to hit the streets and enjoy.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$172.92
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2 Hour Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour or Rental

2 Hour Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour or Rental

Get ready for an exciting adventure exploring all of San Diego's greatest sights with our easy-to-use E-bikes! Create your own journey through San Diego or take a self-guided tour, either way, you will get the chance to visit the beach, balboa park, downtown, oldtown and so much more! Our E-bikes will make your journey unforgettable and give you the opportunity to see San Diego's greatest sights. Our self-guided tour will bring you to the visually stunning Balboa park which has over a dozen museums, colorful flower gardens, and a world-renowned outdoor organ pavilion all the way to the always happening Hillcrest, which has a great variety of shops and restaurants. But best of all you will also get to see Downtown San Diego at its finest, from the Maritime Museum to the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Get the chance to explore San Diego in style on your own unique adventure!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.81
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2 hr. Downtown and Balboa Tour in the GPS Guided Vanderhall GoCar

2 hr. Downtown and Balboa Tour in the GPS Guided Vanderhall GoCar

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This is THE essential San Diego tour and experience it in style with our 2020 Vanderhall. The GoCar Exotic gets 30 mph, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. You will see almost all of the greatest sights San Diego has to offer, from the visually stunning Balboa park which is littered with Spanish Renaissance inspired architecture, over a dozen museums, colorful flower gardens, and world renowned outdoor organ pavilion all the way to the always happening Hillcrest, which has a great variety of shops and restaurants, Hillcrest is known to have some of the best food in the county. But best of all you will also get to see Downtown San Diego at its finest, from the Maritime Museum, to the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Downtown San Diego is one of the best places in the world for its diversity, and visual appeal. Don’t miss the best places San Diego has to offer on this Must-See tour. *If booking more than 2 people please submit separate orders! *Must be 25 years old to rent
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$288.12
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2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Old Town

2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Old Town

On this GPS guided scooter tour you will start in historic Little Italy that was home to the Italian community, and see how it evolved into the modern business and artistic community it is today. Make your past the ships in the bay that explored the new world, or patrolled the waters in time of war, into the Gaslamp Quarter which was once San Diego’s red-light district and see how it got re-imagined into the social scene it is today. As you leave modern San Diego you will begin your tip into history as you make your way through beautiful Mission Hills, you will pass many houses and businesses 50 years old and some much older. Your jump into history will take you past Historic Fort Stockton, into Presidio Park where the old Spanish Mission used to stand, into Old Town San Diego where you can see how San Diego looked in the old west with its Spanish and American residents forming a thriving community.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in San Diego

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in San Diego

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides San Diego, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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  • 30 minutes
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$259.14
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All Day San Diego Tour in the GPS Guided Vanderhall GoCar

All Day San Diego Tour in the GPS Guided Vanderhall GoCar

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You want to see it all, every little square inch of wonderful San Diego. We get that, which is why we now offer the true Deal of the Century! The All Day Everything Tour is fun for the whole family, and lets you see nearly everything San Diego offers. Experience all of San Diego in style in the 2020 Vanderhall Exotic GoCar which gets 30 mph, 0-60 in just 4.5 seconds! From the historic Gaslamp Quarter where the fun is always happening and the iconic Horton Plaza where the shopping is just as fun as navigating the mall. You can walk around Ocean Beach and San Diego’s famous Maritime Museum, experience the always beautiful Balboa park where a Family photo is a must, and stroll through Old Town San Diego and see how San Diego has changed over the centuries from the small Mission and Mexican community it was to the Most Beautiful City in America. You want to see everything San Diego offers, and after numerous requests we now have it, the ultimate tour. Must be 25 years old to rent
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$455.33
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An Exhilarating Beach Family Photo Session!

An Exhilarating Beach Family Photo Session!

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Want to hear a SWEET Fact? This is Your family's BEST opportunity for a fresh portrait because everyone is finally in the same place at the same time and having lots of fun! San Diego Vacation photography is two award-winning photographers Shawn and Caryn who care that you have the best, most beautiful, frame worthy images. Our clients love us because they can trust us to deliver precious memories of their children and family! Book or Call Us today for more information and don't miss out!
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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What's the best way to experience San Diego Zoo?
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What are San Diego Zoo hours of operation?
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San Diego Zoo hours of operation: Open daily 9am - 5pm, hours extended in some months. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book San Diego Zoo tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since San Diego Zoo can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit San Diego Zoo 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to San Diego Zoo costs USD 120.00. Guided San Diego Zoo tours start around USD 120.00 per person.