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Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
+1 619-239-0512
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (287 reviews)
“rose garden” (287 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
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+1 619-239-0512
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"botanical gardens"
in 330 reviews
"japanese garden"
in 287 reviews
"rose garden"
in 287 reviews
"prado restaurant"
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"international houses"
in 98 reviews
"spanish village"
in 222 reviews
"the natural history museum"
in 189 reviews
"organ pavilion"
in 122 reviews
"air and space museum"
in 197 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 164 reviews
"fleet science center"
in 101 reviews
"street performers"
in 122 reviews
"walk around"
in 188 reviews
"day pass"
in 97 reviews
"art"
in 615 reviews
"zoo"
in 1,763 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This park is huge, much bigger than I thought it would be, and has like 17 museums or something! A few of them are free, but none are that expensive. The Japanese garden is lovely, as is the rose garden. Lots of little places to...More

Thank Amanda F
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Reviewed yesterday

I've been to Balboa Park many times but it's the first time I went into the botanical garden. Be sure to put this on your list of attractions to see while you're there.

Thank Betz G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We parked for free across the road from Balboa and walked across. It took about 10/15mins to get there. There’s a land train that takes you to the top if needed. This is an amazing space for people to explore. There is a mix of...More

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed yesterday

Museums, park settings, restaurants, local artists displaying and selling their crafts. Fun and great people watching as well! And around the corner, the San Diego zoo.

Thank ncifsell
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My young teen sons and I visited Balboa Park on a Wednesday. We wanted to enjoy the sunshine for the Summer Solstice, but didn’t want to battle parking at the beach. We also wanted to be able to grab a bite to eat, a drink,...More

Thank Jeanine A
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Reviewed yesterday

Balboa Park is a beautiful area of nature and architecture with an array of museums and things to do. We just caught the bus and went for a walk around. The museums do cost to go in and we had already been to one elsewhere...More

Thank Georgia M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved walking around and seeing the architecture and the flowers. There were so many humming birds, I got great shots of them. Botanical Garden could be a little more taken care of and have a larger space, museum of natural history is good.

Thank Laradvj
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There's a little trolley that takes people from the Air and Space Museum parking lot up to the Art Museums, so you don't have to walk up the hill. It comes around every 10-15 minutes and visits all the parking areas. Too bad you have...More

Thank Vickie1949
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Balboa park is very beautiful, there is so much to do. It's relaxing and serene. Expect to spend hours here and keep in mind the bell tower is an extra fee with museum admission and has tour schedules. Wonderful experience!

Thank Brittany M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all, if you're traveling here I'd recommend taking an uber or taxi. If not, it'll take you around 45 - 60 minutes to walk there from the convention center. Also, you'll run into many homeless people that outline the perimeter of the park....More

Thank Matt C
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stclareray
April 28, 2018|
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Response from Professional-Pilgrim | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Stclarera in Brizzie! When we went to Balboa Park in late February, 2018, we each paid USD 46.00 for a one-day Explorer Adult Pass. This entitled us to one admission to our choice of up to five different museums. In... More
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KrithikRaj
April 9, 2018|
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Response from raafatalaraji00 | Reviewed this property |
The park 24 hours but the museums are open regular times from 8am-5pm
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