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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” (258 reviews)
“rose garden” (261 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

Balboa Park is a beautiful spot where I spent the day visiting about six different museums. Started my day at the San Diego Museum of Art ($10) and the adjacent Timkin Museum Art (free). They are both smaller museums with wonderful collections. The Automotive Museum...More

Thank Jay L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park is amazing! There are so many beautiful options to see there. To spend one evening in the park is a must for people discovering SanDiego. Also a museum has very good collection of Latin Art. There is a very interesting exposition of contemporary...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

free street parking close to pedestrian bridge. one side rose garden and cactus gardens. other side balboa park museums and much more. 4 hours plus. beautiful free garden pavillion and much more. recommended meutermedia

Thank MeuterMedia
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Balboa Park during our city tour with SDR Tours. We loved this place and there is so much to do and see. We could have spent much more time here than allocated. The park has lots of open spaces, gardens, and walking paths,...More

Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent most of one day at Balboa park. There are museums - we went to the science one and it was fantastic. The park itself has a couple playgrounds - one with infant swings. Its a beautiful park and worth walking through and spending...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The architecture and scenery was beautiful. We are not into museums though so we were not very impressed. It was great to be able to see as we have had many people speak of this park. But, not sure that we would ever have reason...More

Thank Madison C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was just beautiful, went here for my granddaughter birthday and for the Veterans day celebrations, the place was beautifully decorated and the walk around tours is full of great information.

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I didn't really know much about this park before visiting but it was a great treat. Lots of museums here of course but the spanish architecture and picturesque plazas and walkways make this a must-see place here in San Diego in my opinion. Lots of...More

Thank jerryskc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a native to San Diego I have grown up in this park. I know that every Tuesday one of the museums is always free. You can find out which one on line. The pipe organ has a free concert every Sunday at 2pm. The...More

Thank Charmed1994
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is quite a campus for selective museums. I think there are 19 of them. But you don't want to spend all day inside, so pick one or two and then wander. The scenery is wonderful. The architecture is amazing. Really a city gem.

Thank joe-chicago-23
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Gail S
2 November 2017|
Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
I think you can wander around at night but of course none of the restaurants or stores would be open
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.