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“The largest cultural venue in America...” 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
Bozeman, Montana
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“The largest cultural venue in America...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The zoo, the gardens, the museums...this is a cultural treasure for all ages. Spectacular grounds, exquisite architecture, great walking experience, world-class zoo. DO NOT MISS!

Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A really great city park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place is awesome! With a zoo, museums, and many other attractions and stuff on display at all times, events, and overall visual appeal, this city park would be hard to rate below top 3 I've ever seen.

Visited December 2012
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San Diego, California
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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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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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