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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” (250 reviews)
“rose garden” (256 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
+1 619-239-0512
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Reviewed yesterday

It is impossible to visit this entire park in a day. It has so many attractions that deserves your time. Its also where the San Diego Zoo is located. It has beautiful Spanish architecture and more importantly beautiful parks to rest in between visiting museums...More

Thank BunburyTim61
Reviewed 2 days ago

The park is always super crowded. Parking is hard to find and you cannot park near any thing you want to stop and see. I was never able to stop long enough to take a picture of some historic buildings and the walk from a...More

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking for a dog park, and the 8 freeway was closed. It took us a long time to get to the wrong park, but Balboa Park is magnificent since I was there 28 years ago.

Thank Roberta Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just arrived from UK to San Diego and what a delight it was to visit Balboa Park. A fabulous open space filled with so much interest, we even brought back a few momentos from the small gift shop.

Thank Ian_1616
Reviewed 2 days ago

I would have liked to have allowed more time to spend in the park looking at the different architecture. Good place to bring a book and people watch, enjoy the day.

Thank CatLL
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed the architecture of all the buildings. Landscape was beautiful. A must get off the trolley stop

Thank ltsailors
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a very beautiful park, pretty big and with a lot of things to do and museum to visit. There are some really interesting restaurant and cafes to sit down have a nice meal and enjoy the view and the fresh air.

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm embarrassed to say that I only discovered Balboa Park on my third visit to San Diego. What an oversight! San Diego offers so many opportunities, this one hadn't made it on my radar. I didn't even have the opportunity to visit any of the...More

Thank ADM_TX
Reviewed 3 days ago

Many museums, gardens and things to do. Give it at least a day. Here's a fun extra tip- Tuesdays are free entry into a few of the museums and an interesting show at a different international house. Comfortable walking shoes a must. Parking difficult to...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A number of museums, one close to the other, super nice walk, cafeterias with umbrellas to enjoy the weather. Gardens and lots of opportunities for nice shots. Ideal place for either elderly people or kids, no matter how many people is, there is a lot...More

Thank fcortina
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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.