San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo Global is a not-for-profit organization that operates the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.
San Diego Zoo Global is the largest zoological membership association in the world, with more than 250,000 member households and 130,000 child memberships, representing more than a half million people. Members enjoy free admission to the Zoo and the Safari Park, a subscription to the monthly magazine ZOONOOZ, and other benefits. Both Zoo and Park are open every day of the year.
To become a world leader of connecting people to wildlife and conservation.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.5 million specimens. Over half of the Park's 1,800 acres (730 hectares) have been set aside as protected native species habitat. It is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley near Escondido, California.
I had a great day at the Safari Park. The tram ride was great and we were able to learn and see the animals live and move about in their environment very comfortably. Was a breath of fresh air from typically seeing animals in zoos. Great place to bring your kids and family to learn more about animals. My favorite part was finding out that they're a non-profit and that every ticket helps towards animal conservation. Their shops sell great gifts as well for all kinds of people in your life. Definitely would go again.
Absolutely the best deal in town. Haven't visited since I was a child. Got annual passes on a whim, and the wife and I have visited 3 times in 10 days. Better than my memories. If you haven't been in a while, I suggest you go! You can bring food in, and there is a souvenir cup you can buy for 13 bucks that gives free refills day of, and 99 cents for following visits. Lots of good walking. The gorillas are amazing to sit and watch. The Africa Tram is amazing. The walk up to the condors and down at the water near the African plains are really pleasant. The two non weekend visits have been relatively empty. Worth going during the week, if you can. Go visit!
They keep expanding! I've been going to this park since I was just a couple years old and now i get to take my son there. They keep improving and expanding the park which makes it exciting. I highly recommend getting the season pass at least once if you live close by. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, can't say that for all zoo's. The new Tiger trail is probably one of my favorite new areas. I wish they would add more shows though.
Going here was such a good time! It's a huge park, but the best thing definitely to see here is the safari. The big bus type thing is awesome. Best part of the day. Lots of food options and things to do, I imagine taking a small child here would be amazing, but it was also incredibly cool for us young adults. Would definitely go back
Absolutely loved it here. Great that the animals are free to roam about as they would in their natural habitat. So many things to see and do! Drive from downtown San Diego to here is quite easy. Come early for good parking. Parking is free. Plan to spend the entire day here as there's a lot to see from giraffes to the lions! PRO TIP wear comfortable shoes to walk!! It also gets pretty hot, so dress appropriately. A light jacket is good that can be easily taken off. The tram tour is excellent and it's free! Ride it twice so that you can see the animals on both sides. Another PRO TIP, it's cheaper to buy the San Diego zoo pass and the Safari park pass as a combo. You can visit each on separate days. Lots of activities for the little ones to do. Not a bored moment!!