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San Diego Zoo Free Admission Day Information

The San Diego Zoo is a must see theme park that attracts thousands of vacationers and families each year. However, the price of admission for the entire family, parking and the cost of food once in the park can wreak havoc on a vacation’s budget. At the cheap Marina Inn near San Diego Zoo, we offer a wide variety of zoo discounts and packages to help families traveling on a budget make the most of their San Diego vacation. With a reservation at the Marina Inn, you can rest assured that you will be able to enjoy the many attractions of San Diego, including the world renowned San Diego Zoo, without breaking the bank.

First, all visitors should be aware that there is no longer a San Diego Zoo free admission day. For years, the San Diego Zoo offered visitors free admission on what was traditionally called Founder’s Day. Unfortunately, the popularity created by this annual event resulted in over-taxed park services, large crowds and many unsupervised teenagers which forced the Zoo to cancel the celebratory day.

San Diego Zoo Kids Free Month & Discounted Tickets at the Marina Inn

Although the San Diego Zoo no longer offers a completely free admission day, the month of October is officially known as “Kids’ Free Days.” During the San Diego Zoo kids free month of October, children ages 11 years old and younger are provided with a free 1-Day Pass to the park when accompanied by an adult.

At the Marina Inn, we do not expect families to plan their vacation around the San Diego Zoo kids free month to save during their trip. For our guests, we offer discounted San Diego Zoo tickets for both children and adults. Our discounted Deluxe Zoo tickets include unlimited use of the guided bus tour, express bus and Skyfari Aerial Tram, which is ideal for families who are interested in seeing the entire theme park in one day.

Affordable Pricing Year Round

We also understand that most families vacation during the summer months when hotel rates are at their peak. At the Marina Inn, our spacious and clean rooms are available at low prices year round and we work with our guests to find a room that meets personal preferences and budget. For the best hotel rates, we always recommend booking in advance. If you would like to reserve a room at the Marina Inn or are interested in rates and availability, please contact a Reservation Manager today at 1-800-571-2933.

Rates & Availability
Arrival Date
Departure Date
Advance Booking

14 Days - 12% Off

7 Days - 10% Off

3 Days - 8% Off

Zoo & Seaworld Discount

15% OFF

With any purchase of
Zoo or Seaworld tickets

Weekday Discount

10% OFF

Stay any day
Sunday - Thursday

Other Discounts

10% OFF

AAA, Military, AARP
Other Package

Marina Inn San Diego Pet Friendly Hotel Marina Inn San Diego Hotel Accepts AAA Members

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