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“A place to relax” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-0512
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$46*
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San Diego City Tour
Ranked #2 of 514 things to do in San Diego
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Viewing wildlife, Biking, Walking, 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, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you like to take nice walks in a somewhat quiet area, Balboa Park is the place to go. There are tons of museums to see, a beautiful pond full of Koi fish, and a huge fountain that you have to take pictures by. There's also a rose garden that looks beautiful when they're all in bloom. And the organ pavilion? Amazing!!!

Visited July 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“lots to see & do”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Enjoyed walking around the park, watching the lawn bowlers and loved the great stage. Wish there was a performance so that I could've really enjoyed. Lots of museums, but too expensive to go into them

Visited January 2013
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Sterling, Virginia
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful park with a lot to do and see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is such a great place to visit. There is the San Diego Zoo, the beautiful gardens and fountains, there are numerous museums as well.

Visited January 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

a real gem of a place, dont want to miss out on all it has to offer. take a camera and be sure to see the catus garden as I could not believe it. and the views are amazing.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We lucked out and had great weather in January-lovely to take a picnic lunch and hang out and people watch (-:

Visited January 2013
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