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San Diego Adventure: Visiting the Zoo

Can't wait for the weather to warm up? With balmy temperatures year-round, miles of world-class trails, and a laid-back, kid-friendly atmosphere, L.A.'s southern neighbor has you covered.

San Diego Adventure: Visiting the Zoo

A baby panda warms hearts at the San Diego Zoo. Photo: Courtesy of the San Diego Zoo

No first-time visit to San Diego is complete without a trip to their famous zoo. In springtime, the exhibits are home to new babies galore—rhinos, pandas, condors, and clouded leopards. Afterward, ride the old-fashioned city trolley to Old Town and Mission Valley, where you can grab a bite to eat at one of the area's many Mexican restaurants or visit San Diego's first mission in Presidio Park. I've also heard kids lobbying hard for a visit to Lego Land, but you’re on your own with that.

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