INSIDE: Tips and tricks for visiting the San Diego Zoo with the family and kids.
7 San Diego Zoo Tips for the Family
1. Get to the zoo early
The San Diego Zoo is huge. You will log many miles on that fitness tracker for sure! Assume you will spend the majority of your day there. And why not, there’s so much to see! Plan to get there when the zoo opens at 9am. There’s nothing like seeing animals bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing in the morning. As the day goes on, the zoo gets busier and the crowds get bigger. (This mama don’t do well with kids + crowds + an empty wagon. Which brings me to Tip #2…)
You may find yourself at some point in your zoo visit pulling a wagon without a child riding in it. A wagon full of cracker crumbs, water bottles and a small pile of crumpled zoo maps with excited kids running next to free transportation instead of being in it! However, a wagon (or stroller) is handy to hold your bags and possibly a child way overdue for a nap. Or, consider renting a stroller at the zoo. At some point, someone will sit in it!
7. Chillax on the Moving Walkway
And because a zoo to the trip can still be crafty, make some super easy DIY Zoo-Themed Water Bottles for the kids with printable stickers!
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