The kid sent me some pictures recently of the San Diego Zoo, which reminded me why it’s one of the top zoos in the world.
Clockwise from top right: polar bear, meercat, rhinocerous, koala. (You can see larger versions of the photos if you click on them.)
The San Diego Zoo has four giant pandas, more than any other zoo in the country. But the kid found such a horrendous line for panda viewing that she decided to return another time. (She has a season’s pass, thanks to a very generous person.)
The kid advises a weekday visit, if you can manage it, because the crowds are big on weekends. And, whenever you go, bring bottled water. A small soda will run you $4. (Cheeseburger: $7.50)