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Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
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+1 619-239-0512
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this bucolic...

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.

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Beautiful expansive grounds with lots of museums, gardens & shops. Be ready to walk. The architecture from 1915 is still a wonder.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful expansive grounds with lots of museums, gardens & shops. Be ready to walk. The architecture from 1915 is still a wonder.

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Thank Lee Ann R
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Balboa Park houses so many attractions, the San Diego Zoo being one of them! When researching our trip initially, this confused me. The zoo is at one end, so if going there, park in the area of the zoo. There is parking in all areas of the attractions, not only the zoo, as someone suggested. I suggest arriving by 11:00am.... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are many, many attractions in San Diego. None, perhaps, as delightfully escapist as Bolboa Park. Staggering diversity, catering to ever imaginable interest, from animals to spacecraft, Balboa Park has it, amidst beautiful natural environment. A suggestion for tourists, take a hop on/off trolley when you visit.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was a pleasant surprise. Place has lots to offer both adults and kids. Great interactive museums, botanical garden was nice as was the art museum. More importantly the kids of ages 5-3 enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Balboa Park offers many museums and activities to explore. This is a great place to bring visiting family and friends.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing special, the pace is ok and decent. I guess as good as you can expect from a park. You won't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found this place while on Old Town Trolley tour. What a great place. You must allow at least two days to see. Great museums and several of them. We saw museum of man and air and space museum. FANTASTIC!! They had so many more that we wanted to visit, but we ran out of time. They have several gardens. My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everyone longs to visit the Zoo, but I really like adjacent Balboa Park better. Stuff for all ages and interests. It's become an annual pilgrimage. 17-or-so museums covering everything from airplanes to Zinnias (I just made that up. Like it?) Get the full pass because you're going to want to see it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This century-old facility by itself makes San Diego a place to visit and savor. Thge builders endowed their city withg a jewel, or rather a basket pf jewels. Well kept, well maintained, a wonderful collection of compatible buildings, great top look upon, great to stroll around, great to pause and have lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this park. It has many site seeing and the views are lovely. You can come with friends families or as in couple to visit. The park is for everyone!!..

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