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“Awesome place to spend an afternoon or the day.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-0512
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Ranked #15 of 243 Activities in San Diego
Type: Parks, Gardens, Playgrounds
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 young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
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“Awesome place to spend an afternoon or the day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Balboa Park is one of the best spots for locals and visitors to San Diego alike. Full of museums, walking areas, and gardens. We often go to the Space Theater, which always has good Imax films for the kids. You can´t go wrong with a visit here and you can´t visit San Diego without going here.

Visited January 2013
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“Great architecture and museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Spanish architecture of the buildings was amazing. The fact that there were so many buildings with this architecture and that they were kept up so well is what surprised me. We visited the Chocolate exhibit at the Natural History Museum and really enjoyed it - even my 9 and 11 year old sons. Tip: If you have a California Science Museum annual pass, you can get your whole family in for free to both the Natural History Museum and Ruben H. Fleet Science Museum. A great deal.

Visited December 2012
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“Nice, well maintained grounds; lots of museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Lots of museums and gardens. Can easily spend three days looking thru everything. Balboa park pass is great value

Visited December 2012
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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“Great Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a very nice park just to walk around. Although I did not take in the museums experience, just walking around and viewing the artwork of the buildings I was impress.
Next visit will definately include a visit to several of the measuems.

Visited December 2012
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“OUR FIRST BALL GAME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Well worth it, was really impressed with parking and access and the smooth operation. A little different to the more frenetic UK traffic jams and high cost parking

Visited August 2012
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