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“Obviously” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-0512
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Private Tour: Balboa Park in San Diego
Ranked #2 of 349 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Obviously”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We spent all day New Year's Day in the park. We hit up the Model Railway Museum (quite impressive, and quaint, fun to watch the old guys behind the glass making sure everything runs smoothly), and the zoo, which is a must see.

Visited December 2012
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Carmichael, California
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“Balboa Park Train Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We went to the Train Museum with 2 of our grandsons and saw a bagpipe group playing near the Scottish House and an organ recital starting in an outdoor ampitheater and lots of interesting people along the way!

Visited December 2012
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Quito
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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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Los Angeles
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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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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