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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” (272 reviews)
“rose garden” (272 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
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+1 619-239-0512
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"japanese garden"
in 272 reviews
"rose garden"
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"botanical gardens"
in 312 reviews
"great museums"
in 166 reviews
"prado restaurant"
in 184 reviews
"international houses"
in 97 reviews
"spanish village"
in 208 reviews
"the natural history museum"
in 188 reviews
"organ pavilion"
in 130 reviews
"air and space museum"
in 187 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 155 reviews
"fleet science center"
in 97 reviews
"street performers"
in 112 reviews
"walk around"
in 183 reviews
"day pass"
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"art"
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"fountains"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place has several things to offer, a beautiful arboretum, Rose garden, art museums, train rides, a carousel. There were even having an art and craft fair. So much more to do and see. Conveniently located near the San Diego Zoo.

Thank sandicat61
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here in past with just wife and this time with our young kids. Diverse and enchanting area. Fun to walk through and truly gorgeous Worth the time.

Thank Pras499
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful museums, restaurants, palm trees, & weather! It’s like it’s own oasis amongst the city. Highly recommended for all.

Thank Passport-Maven
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This a very good park. It has a shuttle that you can Hop on and Hop off to the different Museums.If you purchase an Explorer Pas this allows you to enter 5 different Museums and saves a bunch of money.

Thank Terry L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a ride share from the gaslight district to the park. Lots of people there and families. Our main goal was the art museum which took several hours. We also visited the local history museum. Lots of museums in one park. Also gardens and...More

Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely park with Japanese and cactus gardens. 6 museums and the Old Globe Theater where we saw The importance of Being Earnest. Today the art Museum. Take an Uber and get away from the tourist area for a day

Thank Anthony F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely beautiful park!!! You just have to experience it for yourself!!! And for a real treat, be sure to eat at the Prado Restaurant!!

Thank Jane N
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is very confusing at first, but take a couple of minutes and walk over to the visitors guide. It is well worth the explanation. Please visit the AIR MUSEUM, and the flower garden, and Lilly ponds

Thank hombredimundo
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started at the zoo and walked to all other museums: natural history, artist village with small gem museum, art museum, automobile museum, air and space. Uber was readily available to return us to our hotel. Sunny day so many on blankets with picnic baskets....More

Thank lookin4luxury
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Make time to see this area of San Diego. Even more beautiful at night, and it really comes alive! Colorful and vibrant.

Thank Adventurer2day
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Kerri H
22 February 2018|
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Response from LP C | Reviewed this property |
None that I went through were free. You can purchase a one museum pass at the park office.I apologize my wife purchased them. I do not know how much they are. That said it was an incredible day in SD. I highly recommend it.
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Swi C
4 February 2018|
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Response from LawStudentTravels | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry for my tardiness. My tip is to store it at the hotel you are checking out of. Sometime If I decide not to leave a city after I have already checked out; I will find the nearest hotel and asked them can I store my... More
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LKDJ
12 January 2018|
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Response from LouisM565 | Reviewed this property |
There were quite a few people strolling through the park with dogs.
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