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Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
+1 619-239-0512
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One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this bucolic paradise is packed with an array of attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (272 reviews)
“rose garden” (272 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
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"japanese garden"
in 272 reviews
"rose garden"
in 272 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 312 reviews
"great museums"
in 166 reviews
"prado restaurant"
in 184 reviews
"international houses"
in 97 reviews
"spanish village"
in 208 reviews
"the natural history museum"
in 188 reviews
"organ pavilion"
in 130 reviews
"air and space museum"
in 187 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 155 reviews
"fleet science center"
in 97 reviews
"street performers"
in 112 reviews
"walk around"
in 183 reviews
"day pass"
in 92 reviews
"art"
in 546 reviews
"fountains"
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful buildings, museums, tram ride, gardens....lots of open places to go and see beautiful things..the grounds are lovely.

Thank Barb H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great park to observe the gardens and architecture. There is also some good art museums and a great model railway. Easy local bus from downtown. The architecture is very Spanish orientated.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park has a lot to see. Outdoor Market is usually setup. Plenty of indoor and outdoor things to see.

Thank iloveCanadaEh
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A visit to this park is a must when visiting San Diego. I can’t say enough great things about this park, which is larger than New York’s Central Park. The museums are wonderful to take in as are the grounds. Time permitting, take in a...More

Thank Onthego1950
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went twice in a week - once to kill some time. Loved the free parking. The free movie on the history of Balboa Park was really interesting - recommend seeing it. Lots of free stuff to take in. Tons of people there, but lots...More

Thank Maikokw
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited Balboa Park last year with my sister. We walked around the shops. We walked through the Rose Gardens. I took lots of pictures of all the things. Great place to spend the entire day with plenty to do and plenty to see. It...More

1  Thank Tucker A
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Feeling $ tapped out with theme parks?! Come here for a relaxing and free stroll. The walk Way is beautiful and fountains and flowers are delightful. We didn’t go into any of the attractions here and yet had a wonderful quiet 3 h with our...More

1  Thank Canada321
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has several things to offer, a beautiful arboretum, Rose garden, art museums, train rides, a carousel. There were even having an art and craft fair. So much more to do and see. Conveniently located near the San Diego Zoo.

Thank sandicat61
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here in past with just wife and this time with our young kids. Diverse and enchanting area. Fun to walk through and truly gorgeous Worth the time.

Thank Pras499
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful museums, restaurants, palm trees, & weather! It’s like it’s own oasis amongst the city. Highly recommended for all.

Thank Passport-Maven
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John R
24 February 2018|
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Response from Canada321 | Reviewed this property |
Hmm, we saw two parking lots , I’m sure both have a few disabled spots. The first building you see is the science center, once your in the other side of that it’s a “paved paradise” , easy for a scooter or wheel chair. It’s... More
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Kerri H
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Response from LP C | Reviewed this property |
None that I went through were free. You can purchase a one museum pass at the park office.I apologize my wife purchased them. I do not know how much they are. That said it was an incredible day in SD. I highly recommend it.
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Swi C
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Response from LawStudentTravels | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry for my tardiness. My tip is to store it at the hotel you are checking out of. Sometime If I decide not to leave a city after I have already checked out; I will find the nearest hotel and asked them can I store my... More
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