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“Beautiful park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-0512
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San Diego City Tour
Ranked #16 of 327 Activities in San Diego
Type: Playgrounds, Gardens, Parks, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Biking, City walk sightseeing, Walking, Viewing wildlife, Getting married
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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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Richmond Hill, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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“Beautiful park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Magnificant grounds with helpful staff and nice small museaums interspersed. The rose gardens and cactus gardens are beautiful free exhibits.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful experience of art.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Exceptional museum enthusiast experience. Art and architecture. There is a "working" artist community with shops in the Spanish Village area. High quality and artistic creations.

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San Diego, California
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“Photo-taking, relaxing, and oh the Pipe Organ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a great place for a walk-about, seeing a play at the Old Globe, or listening to the free pipe organ concerts on Sunday afternoon. Don't miss the arboretum with what seems like thousands of plants on display. A great way to spend several hours in the sun and fresh air.

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Santee, California
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“Great place with free museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I enjoyed visiting as there is so much to see and do. Parking is a bit challenging but if you can drop passengers off at museum and then park the car and walk back that's the best thing to do.

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Milpitas, California
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“Great place to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Whenever I'm in town for vacation, I have to go to Balboa. It just has so much to do and see. Too many museums to mention, and just to even stroll around the park is nice.

Visited August 2012
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