On your next road trip across the United States, you may want to consider stopping at some of the most famous zoos. Providing an educational experience for the entire family and breaking up your drive a little bit is never a bad idea.

As part of our Drive the Nation Summer of Sightseeing, today we are highlighting our favorite zoos from across the country. Participate in the fun by sharing a photo of your favorite zoo and enter for a chance to win the Drive The Nation Summer of Sightseeing contest using #DTNSoS. You can view the official rules here.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Zoo to You – Paso Robles, California

Zoo to You

Located in Paso Robles, CA, Zoo to You is one of the coolest zoo experiences you may come across. Filled with rare and exotic animals, this an educational experience the entire family will truly enjoy. You will have the opportunity to learn from program ambassadors, make donations or even apply for an internship.

San Diego Zoo – San Diego, California

San Diego Zoo

When you think of San Diego, you probably think of warm weather and beautiful beaches. But did you know the San Diego Zoo is known for one of the best zoos in the world? And if you’re a panda lover, then look no further. At the San Diego Zoo, you’ll have a chance to visit the giant panda viewing area before they open for the day. Although this is an additional¬†cost, the two-hour experience is worth it.

Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, Washington

Talk about happy feet! At the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA you will have the opportunity to see different species of penguins and a wide range of exhibits. In addition, this zoo is known as one of the top zoos in the country to see these little guys.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Here at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, you’ll have the opportunity to explore¬†species from all over the world. Check out exhibits from countries like Africa, Australia and more. In addition, if it’s your first time visiting Colorado, take an adventure through the Rocky Mountain Wild area. It’s a Colorado experience that showcases wildlife in their natural setting.

Central Park Zoo – New York City, New York

If you love adventure and are ready to take a quest then the Central Park Zoo in New York is a must-visit. Experience family-friendly activities guided by park team members for free. On this quest, you’ll learn about animals, the outdoors, and the importance of conservation.