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The San Diego Zoo: So Much More Than A Zoo

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By Deb Flomberg

rsz zoo1 The San Diego Zoo: So Much More Than A Zoo

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It is arguably the most famous zoo in the world, a favorite destination of children and adults and one of the must-see tourist spots in the state of California. Of course, that is the San Diego Zoo, and if you haven’t taken your family to this world-famous zoo, then you are truly missing out.

The San Diego Zoo is not just your average zoo. You’ll find so many amazing animals and things to see and do, you’ll be returning again and again. One of the best ways to start your trip to the zoo is to hop on the guided bus tour. It’s a 35-minute tour on a fun double-decker bus that covers around 70 percent of the zoo itself. There is also a shorter express version of the tour that allows you to hop on and off in different spots throughout the zoo. Or try taking the Skyfari Aerial Tram for a birds eye view of all the animals. You’ll soar over the trees from one end of the zoo to the other, enjoying the best view of the entire park.

There are lots of other great special activities that takes the San Diego Zoo so many steps above all the other zoos. The Ice Age 4D Experience is a great theatrical show that will introduce you and your children to the world of the dinosaurs with tons of sensory effects like mist, snow, wind and more. Or try your hand at feeding the giraffes. Yes, you can actually buy yummy giraffe food and feed it to the stunning creatures yourselves. Or you can hop on the miniature train for a short ride around Balboa Park, perfect for the younger members of your family.

Once you let your friends and family know that you are heading to the San Diego Zoo, then you’ll need an auto big enough for everyone. The ML350 SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Encino is the best choice for such a trip. Your whole family will fit comfortably in the luxurious Mercedes-Benz, and you’ll even have plenty of room for all those souvenirs you pick up at the gift shop.  

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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