I took the kiddies to the Oakland zoo on Saturday while Jim was at work. I went back and forth with whether we should go to the San Francisco zoo or Oakland's zoo. In the end I went with Oakland. The reasons being, there were elephants (Tralee always wanted to see one), it seemed like the perfect size for me to manage alone, and I read the animals seemed to have better treatment there.
We weren't disappointed. Our zoo day was a lot of fun!