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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” (254 reviews)
“rose garden” (257 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

We enjoyed an afternoon in Balboa park during a recent visit to San Diego. We enjoyed the Japanese Friendship Garden and lunch in the park as well. The park is filled with many museums and other attractions to see during your visit. If you're a...More

Thank Lindsay N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a couple of hours here but the park is huge and you'd probably need a couple of days to make the most of it. The part we saw was beautiful. It was lovely just being able to stroll around and relax in such...More

1  Thank quikflik
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I only had half a day to spend here, but loved every minute of it. the staff at the visitors center were friendly and very helpful explaining all the features. I will definitely come back when I have more time to explore

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

This park was a great place for the entire family. We loved the Merry-go-round and even won free tickets while playing the game on it. The bathrooms were a bit difficult to locate but the Zoo has them located outside of the enterance for convience.

Thank Tiffany G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Balboa park is expansive offering a variety of activities for people of all ages. It is pet friendly. There is an array of museums and points of interest. Very clean , you should allow more than a day to tour the park.

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were serenaded by organ music from the Organ Museum and we went to several of the museums. Parking is a real pain. I would have gone back and see more if it had not been for that.

Thank woadwoman
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to spend a wonderful and interesting day, don´t miss Balboa Park, where you will find 17 museums, of which I visited the Air and Space, the Automobile, the History Center, the IMax Beautiful Planet, and the Botanical Garden. You can have a...More

1  Thank Luis Felipe V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is a lot to see at Balboa Park, I am sure. I did visit the theatres and the shops representing artefacts from many countries. But I was most with the absolutely pristine and calming Zen Garden. If you have just an hour then this...More

Thank rkmanchi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So much to see here. The science museum was a little expensive but some museums are free. We didn't have time to see the aerospace museum or museum of man. On a Sunday there's a free organ concert at 2:00 that just marvelous. The gardens...More

Thank sacJohansson
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed a portion of an afternoon at the park. Lots of museums to visit, beautiful park area and seating areas throughout. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

1  Thank travelgal084
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23 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.