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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” (263 reviews)
“rose garden” (262 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
+1 619-239-0512
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a lot of fun. Free museums, concerts, great food. Parking was horrific but the park is amazing.

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place has something for everyone. Maps abound for those of us prone to getting lost. We went to the Zoo, the Artists Colony, the Automotive Museum and all sorts of sights in between. Could spend multiple days here. Automotive Museum an underrated gem and...More

Thank annak78
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is too big by area wise. Many opportunities for kids and family to stay the time there. Car parking area is enough to cover more.

Thank grajesh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had heard from many people about the beauty of San Diego’s famous Balboa Park for a while before I finally had a chance to visit earlier this year. I immediately understood what all the fuss is about. This park is an icon of San...More

Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my favorite park with beautiful architecture, landscaping and very nice museums. It is well worth the visit and you must experience the rose garden as well as the alcazar garden and the botanical building.

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the park during the day on the December nights weekend - it was busy with lots of stands and food trucks. We couldn't believe how huge the park was! The buildings are architecturally beautiful, and we also enjoyed the cactus and rose garden,...More

Thank ideal21
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are several different museums as well as shows and areas to walk, sit and cool off by putting your feet in the fountain. Impossible to do it all in one day as there is so much to see. Buildings are from a worlds fail...More

Thank WebsterFoodie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had an afternoon available while in San Diego and decided to visit Balboa Park. What a wonderful place to just walk around and enjoy the sites. The cactus and rose gardens are spectacular. Morton Bay fig tree was huge. The Biological Garden featured orchids. Timkin...More

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is fabulous attraction. I am a native to San Diego, and I still come here just to walk around. It is a beautiful place with tons to do!

Thank Chelsea G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have much time to browse at Balboa Park so we picked this one and were not disappointed! Original artworks from Monet' and others. Helpful people to answer any questions readily w.

Thank rllever
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Gail S
2 November 2017|
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Response from theotherLebowski | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Can’t help you. The park has a great website and app on which we relied.
22 September 2017|
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Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
No charge for the park itself or for some of the exhibits. There is a charge for some of the museums and the zoo. No charge for parking!
10 August 2017|
Response from keryaroundtheworld | Reviewed this property |
yes, they rent motorized carts for disabled people.