HOURS & DIRECTIONS
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Hours of operation
Open every day of the year, including all holidays. Effective immediately, the Safari Park continues to be a smoke-free facility, and this policy now prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes. (Full 2014 schedule PDF)
Current Hours (now through November 30, 2014):
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fall/Winter Hours (December 1–25):
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winter Hours (December 26–January 4):
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
$12 per vehicle, $17 for RV parking. Diamond Club membership and up receives free parking: all other members receive a $3 discount with valid ID. Preferred parking is available on weekends and holidays for an additional $15.
The Safari Park is at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, California 92027-7017. For general information, call 760-747-8702. Distance between the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park is 35 miles. Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour travel time.
Directions from the NORTH (southbound): From Interstate 5 (Orange County, Los Angeles), take the State Route 78 East exit at Oceanside, proceed east to Interstate 15 South, exit at Via Rancho Parkway (Exit 27) and follow the signs to the Park. From Interstate 15 (Riverside), exit at Via Rancho Parkway (Exit 27) and follow the signs east to the Park.
Directions from the SOUTH (northbound): From State Route 163 (downtown San Diego, Mission Valley) proceed to Interstate 15 North to the Via Rancho Parkway exit (Exit 27). Go east and follow signs to the Park. From Interstate 5 or 805 (Mexico), proceed to State Route 163, then to Interstate 15 North, and then exit at Via Rancho Parkway (Exit 27). Follow signs east.
Directions from the EAST (westbound): From Interstate 8 (Imperial County, Arizona) take Interstate 15 North to the Via Rancho Parkway exit (Exit 27). Follow the signs east to the Park.
For more information about bus and train schedules, please call 511 (San Diego's traffic and transit information service) or visit sdmts.com.