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“You can spend the whole day here!” 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 #17 of 259 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 young children, Activities for older children
Los Angeles, California
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“You can spend the whole day here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

So much scenery to enjoy, different museums to explore, and different parts of the park to get lost in. The museums are free on Tuesdays for residents and if you're visiting it's $39 for the whole day to all the museums.

Take a tram ride to get the full BP experience.

Visited June 2013
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“The aviation museum is excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We visited the aviation museum a few years ago and really enjoyed it. From the old airliners to an actual Sopwith Camel, we thought it was money well spent.

Visited October 2012
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“Wish we started here.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We tried to find "Balboa Park" using our phone's navigation on our first day in San Diego... it led us to a ditch near the zoo. We didn't get a chance to look again until late in the afternoon on our last day (by that time all the museums that we wanted to visit had closed). It was still fun to just walk around and there is tons to see besides the plethora of museums (architecture, gardens, trails, fitness courts, art demonstrations, outdoor theatres, etc.).

Start early and go to the park's Visitor's Center first (1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101). Balboapark.org is also a good place to get more information for planning your visit.

Visited May 2013
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“Really Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Nice place for a walk. The pond is a really nice detail. We went on a Saturday and noticed a lot of wedding activity going on, a plus for those getting married soon to get ideas. Overall not a bad place.

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Irvine, California, United States
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“Don't Miss!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you are in San Diego don't forget to visit Balboa park. Its beautiful.Excellent museums and work of art was amazing. simply loved it..

Visited September 2013
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