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“A Treasure in the City of San Diego”
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
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$59.00*
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Private Balboa Park Segway Tour
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$46.00*
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San Diego City Sightseeing Tour Including La Jolla
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$69.00*
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Balboa Park Segway Tour
Ranked #3 of 439 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
San Diego, California
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A Treasure in the City of San Diego”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Balboa is always a treasure to visit whether on a visit or visited regularly by locals. With all the museums as well as the zoo and numerous events taking place, this beautiful park is always interesting and filled with people from all over the world.

Visited October 2012
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Wildomar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“So much to do”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

If you like museums for everything from space to human existence and everything in between this will be pure heaven for you

Visited July 2012
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“Enjoy the museums or a lovely quiet walk through the park”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

What can I say. This park has something for everyone. It has playgrounds for the kids, a rose garden, lawn bowling area, huge grass area for picnics and lounging, trails both paved and dirt through the numerous acres. It has several wonderful museums with incredible architecture, an ampitheater with concerts, a merry-go-round and a little train ride.

Visited October 2012
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Whistler, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park and Museums”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Free Parking, loads of exciting museums and gardens to explore and all in one convenient, walk able area. We visited the air and space museum, botanical gardens and lily pond, cacti and rose gardens and the Spanish artists area. All superb and highly recommended!

Visited October 2012
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Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Fantastic park but need lots of time to appreciate it all!!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

This park is simply all encompassing. It is huge, and has so much appeal for virtually anyone, it would take a week to see all that it offers. We only had one day to spend there.
Overall, it was the type of facility that would definitely give a person good cause to plan a return trip to San Diego, which we are thinking seriously about doing in the near future.
Hats off to the designers, operators and many volunteers who make these facilities such a pleasure to visit.

Visited October 2012
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