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Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
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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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lots of fun

I had no idea how beautiful the park is. From the zoo, to the rides, to places to walk, and art shops, museums, no city has a place like all this in easy walking distance. Mind... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had no idea how beautiful the park is. From the zoo, to the rides, to places to walk, and art shops, museums, no city has a place like all this in easy walking distance. Mind you you will get all the flavor of California's wacky views, with "ask an athiest a question", the hari krishnas, etc but all amusing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Being on grandma duty for two weeks, I wanted to plan memorable experiences for my 18 month grandson. Balboa Park had so many choices. We started the day at a Puppet show geared to young children. 2nd we went to the Air and Space Musuem! Wow, we had a ball. Great 4D movies and a wonderful kids area. Then we... More 

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College Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gorgeous expansive green city park filled with such amazing architecture, museums, gardens, arts, culture, history...there is truly something for everyone here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a lot to do! very pretty and unique space, I can't wait to come here again and explore more of Spanish park

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes those of us lucky enough to live in San Diego take Balboa Park for granted. Living within walking distance of the park is one of the greatest benefits of owning a home in Hillcrest. Even when just perambulating, I never fail to notice a plant or an architectural detail I hadn't seen before. And I am usually surprised by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful mix of history & culture, Spanish influenced architectural design, lovely sunshine & good food, museums, wonderful street performers, like back to Spain but w CA tech culture

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very unexpected place in San Diego, many museums, very interstning expostions. The highlights were private collection with free entry with masterpieces dtarting from Renessance, Airoplane /Cosmis exhibition and Japanese garden. Japanese garden has a tea-room with an excellnt non-expensive food. A must in San Diego.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Balboa Park is where the World Famous San Diego Zoo is located, as well as many other attractions including the carousel, where everyone can feel like a kid again. The park is filled with museums and I still haven't made it to all of them but the few I've been to (Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Natural History Museum and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed visiting the different exhibits and museums within Balboa park. Having grown up near the Smithsonian museums, nothing compares to the museums of D.C. Still, a nice place to spend time on a rainy day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited during "December Nights" the annual weekend Christmas fare. Well attended, great entertainment, huge range of international food options from food stalls. The stage entertainment at the church amphitheatre is a highlight and many museums were open. Plan to use public transport or be dropped off and picked up - very busy and parking and taxis are scarce because of... More 

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