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“Great City Park, Period!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-0512
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Recommended
$55*
and up
Private Balboa Park Segway Tour
Ranked #3 of 370 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great City Park, Period!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This City Park definitely has more than most, and represents what any city park should, culture, history, art, entertainment, pride, and beauty.

Visited January 2012
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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Don't Miss Balboa Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We went for a long weekend to San Diego to visit our son and daughter in law. While this wasn't our first visit to Balboa Park, I have never written it up before. Balboa Park is certainly one of the gems of San Diego. It is a place that offers a multitude of experiences and should not be missed when visiting this fine city. There are multiple museums, gardens, restaurants, the world famous zoo is close by. You can go there to see a play, walk the grounds, or just people watch. Parking is free, but there is an admission price for some of the exhibits. The architecture in the park is magnificent. It will definitely take more than a day to see it all.
So when you are in San Diego, don't miss this great campus.

Visited September 2012
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scotland
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

What a lovely place. The park itself was beautiful along with the sixteen different museums within the park. Beautiful architecture and landscaping too. Well worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Day Out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

So much to do there, We had two days there but It should take four! The Zoo was brilliant. Loved it!

Visited September 2012
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Spanish Art Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Nice place to spend Sunday morning, looking at the art and observing people. You can walk from Gaslamp Quarter to Balboa Park. It takes about 30 minutes to go there.

Visited July 2012
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