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Outskirts: San Diego’s Wild Animal Park

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The San Diego Wild Animal Park is like no other zoo. Here, large wild animals are free to roam within huge enclosures that replicate the wilds of Africa.

Clustered in these fenced-off acres are water buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, rhino, and several other impressive herds of different species. The animals mingle and romp up hills, through gullies, around waterholes and under trees. A motorized tram tour takes visitors around the perimeters of the enclosures, and for an extra fee, guests can ride on the back of a truck into the world of Africa itself on a Photo Safari.

Before your safari, however, stop for breakfast at the Center City Café, a classic diner in Escondido renowned for their gigantic, reasonably priced breakfasts. If you go on the weekend, be prepared for a wait, or get there early. Read Full Story

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