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Even if you don't make the hike inside the tower, it is just a spectacular piece of work. The architecture is unbelievable. Something to see and just gawk at. The work involved is unreal. A beautiful building by any standard.
I've been on the Tower Tour twice now and highly recommend it. It currently costs $23 for adults and $16 for youth with discounts available for students, seniors, and military. The tour lasts about 40 minutes and you have to place your purses, etc. in...More
This beautiful building towers over Balboa Park and you can see if from everywhere, including the gondola ride at the San Diego Zoo (great photos to be had). It is part of the Museum of Man but we were unaware you could climb to the...More
While on a recent vacation to SD, my wife discovered that the Calif Tower is now opened for tours, and wow what a great choice! Our guide (a fellow in his 20's) was terrific, very knowledgeable and funny, and the 40 min tour was a...More
This was fun. A bit on the pricey side but well worth it. Two volunteers escort you up the 125 odd steps up to the eighth level. They stop along the way and provide very interesting commentary about the tower and it’s history. The also...More
We climbed the California Tower when we were in Balboa Park. It is part of the Museum of Man, but you need to be on the tour to climb it. It is 125 steps to the viewing deck, but do not let that stop you....More
We took the guided tour to the top, definitely worth it. Guide was very friendly and funny, interesting facts about the tower and the area, and great views. The tower itself is beautiful, and the views from the top are great, gives a very unique...More
Visit date: November 19, 2017
I was on 4:20pm tour and it was PERFECT time for sunset.
I go to Balboa Park on a weekly basis and I thought I've already known most of it. I was so wrong! The whole experience was amazing. I...More
Don't let the amount of steps stop you from going on this tour. They're easy steps to navigate and there is a landing to rest and receive historical info along the way. Gives you time to get ready for the next set of stairs. My...More
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Hi, yes a locker is provided although I think for a small fee (can't really recall). However, yes they are secure. I'm not sure about the size, I think we might have put a small backpack in ours. I would call and ask these... More
Hi, yes a locker is provided although I think for a small fee (can't really recall). However, yes they are secure. I'm not sure about the size, I think we might have put a small backpack in ours. I would call and ask these questions to be certain though.