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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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“beautiful park” (641 reviews)
“japanese garden” (247 reviews)
“rose garden” (250 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 via mobile

We took the trolley here and really enjoyed walking around and enjoying the wonderful park. There is a lot to see! We didn't go into any museums, maybe next time. Take your time and bring good walking shoes.

Thank amu1977
Reviewed yesterday

Visited the Natural History Museum and Timken Art Gallery. Very knowledgeable and enterprising docents in both. In between, can take nice stroll past gardens, southwest architecture and pools where can eat outdoors. The museum has very nice paleontology exhibit progressing through time with many fossils...More

Thank Nino L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots to see and a nice walk too. There are museums, open spaces and gardens to browse around also several places to eat. Go into the visitors center and get a map and have a walk.

Thank TripMember050520161
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wear comfy shoes and bring a water bottle because there is so much walking to be done! You will have a blast visiting the museums and typically there are buskers in the center of the park.

Thank 515hollyh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful afternoon spent walking around the beautiful grounds. A lot to see with different variations of rooms names after the different countries.

Thank RYVR
Reviewed 3 days ago

Many cities have large, all-inclusive parks. A great park represents the heart of the people that live in the city. Balboa Park is such a park. We had been to the famous, world-class zoo before (which is contained in Balboa Park) so determined to experience...More

Thank drkiki2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Got there early and there was plenty of parking but not so much by the time we left. Parking is free though. Lots of gardens and many museums. 1800 acres so don't plan on seeing it all in one day.

Thank jkzoo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went for after SeaWorld just to walk around and take some photos. The buildings and gardens are very nice. Many restaurants and pubs there.

Thank AlanChua33
Reviewed 4 days ago

We wanted to go away from the beach for one day. Ended up going to Balboa Park. Didn't go into any of the museums as we wanted to stay outside. There was plenty to see. I could have spent a much longer time in the...More

Thank emily c
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of the sights I felt I had to see in San Diego. There is so much that you could spend a number of days there, but I felt I got to see what it has to offer. We just walked around and...More

Thank Batmom7
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10 August 2017|
Response from keryaroundtheworld | Reviewed this property |
yes, they rent motorized carts for disabled people.
3 June 2017|
Response from Annette G | Reviewed this property |
If you truly want to take in the sights, yes I would plan on spending the afternoon and early evening there. You might want to check online for shows at the organ pavilion, there were nine scheduled the time we were there... More