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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” (257 reviews)
“rose garden” (260 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
+1 619-239-0512
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Need more directory signs, wonderful imax theater and fabulous dinner at Prado restaurant. Staff was helpful, friendly, outside seating clean and comfortable. And food was very good. Had short ribs and chocolate torte , hard to decide which was better.

Thank Trish W
Reviewed July 24, 2016

We were so disappointed to go to this park and find out that every museum charges you to go into it. There are many museum's but with a family of 4 and paying an entrance fee to every museum it would cost a fortune and...More

1  Thank Traci S
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We took our granddaughter for a weekend trip to San Diego, and stopped for a short time at Balboa Park. It's not the first time we have been there, but it was the first with a 4-year old. We rode the train, she loved it....More

1  Thank Kenneth D
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We did the park in the AM. We mostly visited the free activities except for the Japanese garden. Very little disappointed. Disliked the bridge, which had been featured in our guidebook, and the Alcasar garden, which without the guidebook, one would have thought was a...More

Thank Jadewilkerson
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Many museums and gardens to see. Huge property to visit. Parking can be a bit of a hassle with how many visit and especially given that the zoo is nearby.

Thank Rachael G
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We have learned over time to focus on a few of the museums while visiting. This trip we visited the Automotive Museum and it has a nice layout, they had a lot of cars and motorcycles from the movies and some history about early roads...More

Thank Patti W
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Our family had a great location in Torrey Grove on a beautiful day with lots of trees, plenty of room for our 100+ group and located near the children's play area.

Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is a great place to gather for events. I have attended rallies, meetings, and parties here. All types of events work well here. San Diego PRIDE even holds a giant PRIDE festival here and the parade goes through the park area. This park also...More

Thank beachmamaesq
Reviewed July 22, 2016

We just walked around and looked at all the buildings and what museums were there. It would have cost a lot to actually visit and go through most of them though and we didn't feel any were really worth the price to walk through. Nice...More

Thank NJS27
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to chill out. The park is huge and the buildings are amazing we loved chilling by the fountain on the free chairs watching the world go by. Do many museums you will be spoiled for choice we only did one and...More

Thank Gary C
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Gail S
November 1, 2017|
Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
I think you can wander around at night but of course none of the restaurants or stores would be open
September 22, 2017|
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Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
No charge for the park itself or for some of the exhibits. There is a charge for some of the museums and the zoo. No charge for parking!
August 9, 2017|
Response from keryaroundtheworld | Reviewed this property |
yes, they rent motorized carts for disabled people.