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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%
Travellers talk about
“japanese garden” (282 reviews)
“rose garden” (275 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
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+1 619-239-0512
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"japanese garden"
in 282 reviews
"rose garden"
in 275 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 323 reviews
"prado restaurant"
in 190 reviews
"international houses"
in 98 reviews
"spanish village"
in 216 reviews
"the natural history museum"
in 189 reviews
"organ pavilion"
in 119 reviews
"air and space museum"
in 192 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 161 reviews
"fleet science center"
in 101 reviews
"street performers"
in 117 reviews
"walk around"
in 186 reviews
"day pass"
in 94 reviews
"art"
in 606 reviews
"parador"
in 380 reviews
"zoo"
in 1,741 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very nice park with bunch of small expensive museums. Or museums may not be expensive, but $10 for Automotive museum to see several cars in one big room seems a little too much. You do not have to visit museum, jut go...More

Thank Igorek007
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Reviewed yesterday

A unique place with a lot of offer everyone. Theater, museums, rose garden, trees, restaurants, outdoor organ stage, and much more!

Thank angelaclark1
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

SAN Diego can be a bit confronting with all the homeless living on the streets but Balboa Park is an escape. Great architecture and gardens

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

$54.00 per adult, almost $4.00 or more for a coke. The bottled water was expensive also. If you have trouble walking, this zoo is not for you. The animals were displayed in a life like manner. My wife and I just feel everything cost to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to the fascinating San Diego Museum of Art, saw a guy on the plaza blowing huge bubbles for kids, then had a great lunch at the Prado Restaurant in the Visitors’ Center. We could have stayed all day if we had had more time....More

Thank Marcia C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent the day walking all thru the park and in and out of the museums. The one day park pass is an excellent value. Very impressive, great way to spend a beautiful day out doors.

1  Thank Z6477CDdeborahr
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous architecture everywhere you look! There are several free activities like the botanical gardens and if you’re not willing to pay for the museums that require admission, the buildings themselves are beautiful to look at. There is also a free tram service to get you...More

Thank Sydney J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice place to spend a day. The botanical garden has a wide variety of ferns and some exotic plants. There are several museums for one to select (some are free). Spring time- rose garden is in full bloom and it is worth...More

1  Thank csharma4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. We saw the air and space museum. You could spend hours and not see it all. Loads of information on all types of aircraft womderfully displayed. Fantastic grounds all over the place. We even found a huge gymnasium and a nice...More

Thank Tom K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is a great place for recreation and relaxation for the entire family. There's a pool, tennis courts, small snack bar, restrooms with showers, gift shop, and playground area for the little tikes. If I'm ever back in San Diego I plan to visit...More

Thank jredeaux
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stclareray
29 April 2018|
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Response from Professional-Pilgrim | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Stclarera in Brizzie! When we went to Balboa Park in late February, 2018, we each paid USD 46.00 for a one-day Explorer Adult Pass. This entitled us to one admission to our choice of up to five different museums. In... More
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KrithikRaj
9 April 2018|
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Response from raafatalaraji00 | Reviewed this property |
The park 24 hours but the museums are open regular times from 8am-5pm
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