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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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Ranked #12 of 236 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 older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
Bozeman, Montana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 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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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 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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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 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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