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Enjoy a Wild Experience

Just 3 miles from Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is another world, where you can take an African safari, explore the Outback, embark on an Arctic expedition, or navigate the the jungles of South America, all while getting up close and personal with some of the planet's most incredible inhabitants.

2920 Zoo Drive

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The world-famous San Diego Zoo is nestled in the groves and gardens of Balboa Park—a stunning 100-acre habitat for more than 3,700 animals. Its animal highlights include rare giant pandas, polar bears, gorillas, arctic foxes, and clouded leopards.

Can't wait to get there? Check out some of your favorite animals on these live cams:


The zoo specializes in open-air habitats that mimic an animal's natural home. It maintains an arboretum and several rare plant species on its grounds. Guided bus tours help visitors get the most out of the expansive zoo, and the Skyfari gondola offers an impressive aerial view.

Start the day early with breakfast at Maryjane's (open 24 hours), and then head to the zoo, just a 10-minute drive away. When you return to your comfortable, spacious accommodations, take advantage of your HDTV's simple plug-and-play technology for an instant slideshow of your photos from the day. Start the adventure now with discount tickets to San Diego Zoo.

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Directions from Hotel to San Diego Zoo

  • Head north on Fifth Avenue toward K Street
  • Turn right onto Broadway
  • Turn left onto W 12th Avenue/Park Blvd
  • Continue to follow Park Blvd
  • Turn left onto Zoo Place
  • Turn right toward Zoo Drive
  • Take the 1st  right onto Zoo Drive

Total: 2.8 mi - about 10 mins

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