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“Fun pastime” 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 237 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: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Fun pastime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My wife and I go here at least a couple times a year and love it. Best place for photos in San Diego!

Visited March 2012
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Monmouth, Oregon, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“A truly amazing place for just about anything...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

There is so much there, it is impossible to describe. Just the history and architecture alone will blow you completely away. Unbelievable plave with so many things do, (including the San Diego Zoo!), that it would take days to fully appreciate it. Go. Soon.

Visited January 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lots for all ages here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very entertaining and scenic area of San Diego. The museums are a little steep, but good for families. SD Zoo was a blast. Go on a weekday if you can to help beat the crowds. It took about 1.5 days to see all of Balboa Park area.

Visited January 2013
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Bozeman, Montana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
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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