What is it? The 102-year-old crowd pleaser is world-renowned with over 4,000 animals and an exotic garden setting.
Why go? With 100 acres of diverse habitats, the zoo might feel like its own continent. Start with a narrated, double-decker bus tour which lends a quick overview of major attractions. Highlights include cuddly koalas of Australian Outback, celebrity pandas of Asian Passage, and adorable penguins of African Rocks. When tykes get restless waiting for koalas to wake, hop aboard the SkyFari Aerial Tram which soars above treetops to another kid fave, Discovery Playground.