Thursday, October 8, 2015

Maitlands Go West: San Diego Zoo & Old Town

San Diego was the first stop on our west coast 1st anniversary adventure.  And we really packed in the fun there.  The well-known San Diego Zoo was on the top of our list.  We spent a full day checking out nearly all the exhibits!  The koalas and pandas were my favorites of the day, but you all know that penguins also hold a special place in my heart so we certainly couldn't miss out on seeing them!

We began the day with a tram ride around the park.  This ride gave us the lay of the land and allowed us some time to plan our journey.  The tram dropped us off near the Australian exhibit so we started there.  I couldn't get enough of the sleepy koalas!

Next up, were giraffes (there was the most adorable baby!), elephants, meerkats (more cute babies!), and a resting polar bear.

We rode the skyfari to give our legs a break and get us over to the other side of the zoo more quickly.  There are some serious hills at this zoo!!  We quickly found the penguins and made our way through a beautiful bird exhibit including some pink flamingos.

Next, we spent some time with the big cats and watched a very active hippo for quite some time.

Our last stop of the day included the monkeys and gorillas.  Fascinating animals for sure!!  Enjoyed spending some time interacting with these lovely animals!

After a full day at the zoo, it was time for some tasty mexican food in historic old town.  We spent a couple hours looking around the old town area before settling on popular Cafe Coyote.  The food was delicious proving to be a great way to end our day.

Have you ever visited San Diego?  Did you spend time at the zoo?

Andrea :)


  1. Looks like fun! I've never been to San Diego, but the zoo would be a must-stop!

  2. Looks like an awesome trip! I love going to zoos. Pandas are my fave! :)