The San Diego Zoo is easily among our top ten list of regular outings. We’ve paid for the annual membership for a couple years in a row. It’s an absolute steal if your family wants to get out on a regular basis but do something a bit more educational than some of the theme park options in our area. And there is a ride! The boys love the Skyfari Aerial Tram (which they call the “trampoline” just to cause confusion). During the park’s summer night zoo when the place is open later, we time our visit to skip the afternoon heat and crazy crowds and see the animals when they’re re-energized after a mid-day nap.
It makes for some killer sunset views.
And of course, happy hour!