By Deb Flomberg
Do you or your children enjoy the zoo, nature and learning about animals? Then you simply must pay a visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This lively and entertaining destination is so much more than a zoo, with lots of great attractions as well as the world’s largest veterinary hospital and the most successful California Condor breeding program in the United States. Bring the whole family on this fun day trip to one of the most popular destinations in Southern California.
There is a lot to see and do at this park, and one of the best places to start is the Africa Tram. You’ll hop on a brightly colored tram as you tour through the African Safari part of the park. You’ll see giraffes and rhinos, antelope and gazelles while your tour guide explains all about the animals and everything you’ll be seeing on the trip.
If you can remember, be sure to check out the daily cheetah run, where you can watch the fastest land mammal race on a straight 330-foot track as it runs 70 miles per hour. Or hop on the Balloon Safari and soar high above the Safari Park, about 400 feet in the air. It is a tethered balloon, so you’ll get the perfect view of the whole park. And don’t forget to visit the Nairobi Station, where you can visit with an interactive digital zebra and learn a lot about the animals in the park.
This day trip is sure to be a highlight of the year for you and your kids, so make sure to start it off right. Make the trip in a GL550 SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You will have all the room you need for the whole family, plus any souvenirs you pick up at the local gift shop. And you’ll drive home in total comfort, which is perfect after spending an active day touring this massive park.
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.
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