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“Lots of options” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-0512
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San Diego City Tour
Ranked #16 of 327 Activities in San Diego
Type: Playgrounds, Gardens, Parks, Sightseeing Tours
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
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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210 reviews 210 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Lots of options”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Several options to tour. Japanese garden cost $4. & not worth it as other places are available. Walking trails available.

Visited February 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

A supremely beautiful and clean park, great for just exploring or for visiting the abundance of museums. We took the bus from the Gaslamp quarter on a Monday and felt like we practically had the park to ourselves! A must see in San Diego.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great city park with lots of different things to do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We love Balboa Park. It's easy to spend a day there for us, even without going near the zoo. There are museums and buildings you can explore, many different options to eat, but our favorite thing is to wander around some of the more interesting park areas, like for example the desert landscaped areas near the museum space. We're never bored here!

Visited January 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Many things to do here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Activities are great! Museums, zoo, train rides, what else can I say. Many many activities. Parking can be a chore.

Visited February 2013
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Fargo, North Dakota
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful! A must see.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is such a beautiful park with so many things to see and do. There is truly something for everyone. It is beautifully maintained and easy to get around.

Visited February 2013
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