Zoo’s don’t always top my to-do list, but the San Diego Zoo is one of my faves and has something for everyone from innocent tot to jaded octogenarian. Fun for families? Sure. But you don’t need a kid to party with the zoo animals in San Diego. If you’re thinking of going, here are my top tips for planning […]
California Aquariums & Zoos Worth Visiting
Some of the most read posts on Savvy California are about the zoos and aquariums. Some people go because they care about conservation, science. Some like the education value for their kids. Others like animals better than people. Whatever your reason, you might like the special offers,coupons, and deals available from trusted sources. Yeah, they're human, but don't hold that against them.
Review of Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Discounts In my attempt to visit all the coolest aquariums in California, I’m not likely to miss the Long Beach Aquarium, as most locals call it, aka Aquarium of the Pacific. This one is very popular. But if you need a new reason to visit the Aquarium […]
California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, has so much to offer we want to go again and again. Maybe that’s why Condé Nast Traveler named it one of the “New Wonders of the World.” The museum features a world of fun, with an aquarium, planetarium, living rain forest, and more. Here’s the savvy way to plan a visit.
The San Francisco Zoo sometimes offer ways to save, including a coupon for a free child ticket with one paid adult. And they also have a few free days for San Francisco locals coming up. Children under 3 years old always get in free. The Zoo also provides discounts for active military and the disabled. […]
7 ways to Save with Aquarium of the Bay Discounts (see discounts) The Aquarium caters to kids quite well, but we went kidless and found it a savvy choice for a foggy afternoon date spot. Our recent visit to San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay reminded me how much fun this place, no matter how young […]
Safari Park Review, Discounts & Savvy Tips Did you know that the San Diego Zoo also owns a Safari Park? In Escondido, 35 miles north of downtown San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley, you’ll find a vast wildlife sanctuary with 3,500 animals from 400 different species. San Diego Zoo Safari Park also has a beautiful botanical garden. If you […]
As California day trips go, the Monterey Bay and Carmel area is one of my favorites (with or without a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium). When people come from out of state, this area is always on their list, and I’m happy to drive south a couple hours from San Francisco to spend the day on another […]
Balboa Park, not far from downtown San Diego, is one of the city’s main attractions, featuring museums, arts venues, a zoo, trails, many gardens, common areas, restaurants, and too many worthwhile places to list here. If you’re visiting the area, you can’t go wrong putting this on your to-do list on a sunny San Diego day. I […]
For some odd reason, I have a thing for aquariums in beach towns. Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla, California makes my top 10 list. Here’s why, plus nine ways to save on tickets. One of the best things about Birch Aquarium at Scripps is that it features sea creatures that live just off the coast of […]