Parks / SD Zoo, San Diego

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    by goodfish
  • Parks / SD Zoo
    by goodfish
  • Parks / SD Zoo
    by goodfish
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    Concessions at the Zoo

    by goodfish Written Nov 18, 2013

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    The San Diego Zoo itself is by no means a tourist trap but prices for feeding and watering of humans can drain your wallet in a hurry: note the $5:00+ for a soda in photo #2. Ouch!

    Unique Suggestions: The park allows visitors to bring their own lunches, snacks and beverages (no large coolers, glass or straws) and I highly recommend doing just that to avoid forking over your 401K to fill up the kiddies.

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    • Budget Travel

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    Guided Bus Tours

    by b1bob Updated Mar 13, 2004

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    double decker zoo tour bus

    Guided bus tours, they say, are a great way to explore the Zoo for first-time visitors or those with mobility challenges. However, you pay for this convenience: $10 If that's not enough to roil your animal crackers the Giant panda and gorilla exhibits aren't visible from the bus tours. The bus tour is included in with the "package" ticket--something like $32. However, there is a base entrance price of $19.99 for those who just want to get in. Thanks to Linda for giving me information the brochure somehow neglects to provide.

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    Skyfari Aerial Tram

    by b1bob Updated Mar 13, 2004

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    Skyfari Aerial Tram

    Where I come from, it's called a sky ride and the one they used to have at King's Dominion was free. It gives you a treetop level view over the Zoo as you go from one end to the other. The east terminal is to the left of the main entrance across from the reptile house (as of 1998). The west terminal is next to the Polar Bear Plunge. What makes this a trap is that it costs $3 unless you happen to be a member of the zoo. The sky ride is included in with the "package" ticket--something like $32. However, there is a base entrance price of $19.99 for those who just want to get in. Thanks to Linda for giving me information the brochure somehow neglects to provide.

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    As long as there's tourist,...

    by LizC Written Aug 26, 2002

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    As long as there's tourist, you'll see him PERFORMING in Balboa Park! I don't want to offend him, but I really want to pay him to stop playing at least not so loud.

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