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Shhh...FREE Secret Zoos in San Diego



Do you guys know about the FREE SECRET ZOOS?!?! A lot of resort hotels have animals on their grounds that you can sometimes just walk around to see!! 🤯


This one 👆 is at the CORONADO ISLAND RESORT & SPA that faces the big bay. We discovered their secret zoo while riding a surrey bike along the bay. These flamingos are found between the hotel and the tennis courts. 💕


TIP: Walk across the bridge for a better view of the flamingos and ducks. 😉 BYO picnic lunch and walk along the bay to find the perfect picnic spot 🥪 🍇 with views of the Coronado bridge and the San Diego skyline. 🏙 🤩



CORONADO ISLAND RESORT & SPA

2000 2nd St., Coronado

marriott.com/hotels/travel/sanci-coronado-island-marriott-resort-and-spa

@coronadomarriott



OTHER PLACES we love WITH SECRET ZOOS are:👇

(Note: some of these may not be accessible during Covid)


🏤 BAHIA RESORT HOTEL

Has 2 rescued harbor seals


998 W Mission Bay Dr., Mission Bay

bahiahotel.com

@bahiaresortsandiego



🏤 PARADISE POINT RESORT & SPA

Has lots of bird lagoons. 👉 Buy some duck food from their gift shop to walk around and feed the ducks 🦅. 🦆. 🐥


1404 Vacation Rd., Mission Bay

paradisepoint.com

@paradisepointsd



🏤 CATAMARAN RESORT

Has macaws, beautiful cockatoos, and a lilac-crowned amazon. They’re only outside daily between 10am-3:30pm but you can also watch them from their live bird cam 🎥 🕊. 🕊


3999 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach

catamaranresort.com

@catamaranresortsandiego



🏤 CORONADO BEACH RESORT

Has a macaw in the lobby


1415 Orange Ave., Coronado

coronadobeachresort.com

@coronadobeachresort



🏤 COURTYARD MARRIOTT

Is right next to Webb Park with turtles, koi fish and ducks 🐢 🐠. 🦆


11611 Bernardo Plaza Ct., Rancho Bernardo

marriott.com/hotels/travel/sanbo-courtyard-san-diego-rancho-bernardo

@marriotthotels



🌿 SUNSHINE GARDENS Nursery

Has goats, pigs and other animals 🐖. 🐐


155 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas

sunshinegardensencinitas.wordpress.com



🌿 CITY FARMERS NURSERY

Has all kinds of animals to see like birds, goats, turtles, rabbits, chickens, active beehives, a cow and probably some more 🐓. 🐖. 🐐. 🐢. 🐰


3110 Euclid Ave., City Heights

cityfarmersnursery.com

@cityfarmersnsy



🌿 MISSION HILLS NURSERY

Has a bunch of chickens walking around and a cat that are fun to find 🐈 🐓. 🐓


1525 Fort Stockton Dr., Mission Hills

missionhillsnursery.com

@missionhillsnursery



I feel like there are a few more that I’m forgetting right now. Do you know of any other fun hotels or other spots with a “secret zoo”?!?! 🤔


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