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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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US$49.00
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US$49.00

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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US$89.00
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GoCar 2Hr Tour: Downtown & Old Town

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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US$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
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US$63.11
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GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

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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US$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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US$7.99
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San Diego GoCar: Best Value, Full Day Option

San Diego GoCar: Best Value, Full Day Option

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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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US$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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US$146.04
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US$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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If you want to see almost all of the greatest sights that San Diego has to offer. The Downtown San Diego and Balboa Park tour is THE essential San Diego Tour to do. You will visit Balboa Park up close and personnel with your scooter. Stop at one of a dozen of museums and explore the fragrant flower gardens or outdoor organ pavilion. Head up to Hillcrest which has a variety of shops and restaurants and is known to have some of the best food in the country. See Downtown San Diego’s Maritime Museum or the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. San Diego will be one of the most diverse and visually appealing cities your will ever visit and the Balboa Park scooter tour is one of the best ways to take it all in.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$81.56
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

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
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US$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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Scoot your way between the sites in San Diego at your own pace, and with your private group of family, friends, or colleagues. You’ll be safe on your bike after an included orientation. Just pop on your provided helmet, get comfortable, and start your tour through San Diego’s historical monuments and along the San Diego Bay.
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  • 1 hour
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2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park
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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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US$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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US$276.21
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Early Bird GoCar Tour: Return by 12pm Special

Early Bird GoCar Tour: Return by 12pm 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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$172.92
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2 Hour Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour or Rental

2 Hour Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour or Rental

Explore San Diego at your own pace with this electric bike rental. You can forge your own way through the streets, or take one of the provided self-guided tours. It’s entirely up to you. You’ll have these bikes for half a day, so you can see as much of the city of San Diego as you like. You won’t get tired walking, because you’ve got your electric bike.
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  • 2 hours
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US$59.81
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2 hr. Downtown and Balboa Tour in the GPS Guided Vanderhall GoCar
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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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US$288.12
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2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Old Town
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2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Old Town

Quickly cover a lot of ground on this self-guided electric-scooter tour of San Diego. Choose your scooter, don your helmet, and enjoy a quick rider orientation. Then, set out on your own, following your GPS on a self-guided itinerary through downtown and the old town. Visit the Little Italy neighborhood, the Gaslamp Quarter, the Mission Hills, Balboa Park, and more in just a few hours of exploring.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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All Day San Diego Tour in the GPS Guided Vanderhall GoCar
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All Day San Diego Tour in the GPS Guided Vanderhall GoCar

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This is the ultimate way to see Everything San Diego has to offer. Tour the city in the world's first storytelling car. Visit and learn interesting facts as you pass by San Diego’s biggest attractions. From the historic Gaslamp District with its incredible gastronomy scene to the Horton Plaza where you can find one-of-a-kind shopping in quint small mom-and-pop shops. Visit the breath-taking Rose Garden of Balboa Park and the natural beauty of the Ecological Preserve, Point Loma. The Point Loma tide pools are fun to wade through looking at sea anemones, crabs, and other aquatic life. Stroll around Ocean Beach and the famous San Diego Maritime Museum. Don’t forget the world-famous San Diego Zoo is in Balboa Park. See how Old Town San Diego has changed and grown over the years. Experience the culture and diversity of Mexican culture that has made San Diego one of the most beautiful cities in America. If you want to see everything San Diego has to offer, GoCar Tours is the way to go!
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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US$455.33
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The Legendary Loop: Southwest USA 11 Day Adventure

The Legendary Loop: Southwest USA 11 Day Adventure

This legendary budget friendly trip explores 4 National Parks and 5 cities! Hike in Yosemite, View a sunset at the Grand Canyon, Explore the hottest place on earth, Party in Las Vegas, Explore Los Angeles and Cruise down the California Coast plus much more in this epic 11 day trip. Most meals are included! With over 20+ years of experience, We’ve created the best way for budget travelers to get around the USA.
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  • 11 days
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US$1,577.60
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An Exhilarating San Diego Photoshoot!

An Exhilarating San Diego Photoshoot!

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Get everyone together to pose for a photoshoot in San Diego. Your photographers will consult with you on where you’d like to shoot, giving you lots of choice. Then you’ll discuss wardrobe tips and some ideas on how to capture the best shots. Spend around an hour on the shoot. You can decide on plenty of packages and albums, too.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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Drive the San Diego Sights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Drive the San Diego Sights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Get the inside scoop into why San Diego is known as “America’s Finest City” with this affordable driving tour. • Listen to the city’s illustrious Spanish colonial history while driving around some of its most-loved neighborhoods and landmarks • Hear from producers Jerry and Mindy Flanagan, California locals and owners of TourFreely • Do it all in 2 hours or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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US$14.99
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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.