Pandas in Atlanta or DC?
February 27, 2009 7:42 AM Subscribe
Should I see Giant Pandas in Atlanta or Washington, D.C.?
posted by soelo to Travel & Transportation (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I want to see a Giant Panda again. The boyfriend and I are going on a road trip at the end of March and we will be going through both Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA. Both have Giant Pandas in their respective zoos, and although I got to see one briefly in Berlin, I want to see more. Plus, both zoos have cubs on display!
I am leaning towards Atlanta because they have two cubs, thus increasing my chance of seeing at least one and we currently have more things planned to do in D.C.
I know Atlanta's admission costs $18.99, while the National Zoo is free, but parking is $$ there, while Atlanta has free parking. We will drive there if he comes along, but if I go alone, I'll take public transit or he will drop me off.
Have you been to see Pandas at either zoo? What did you think of the exhibit set up, specifically how easy it was to see the Pandas? Are there any other factors I should consider about either zoo that will tip the scales for me?