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“So much to see”
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
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$55.00*
and up
Private Balboa Park Segway Tour
Ranked #3 of 430 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 Francisco, California
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“So much to see”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Fabulously located and so much to do with something for everyone: from the zoo to the art galleries/museums plus lots of open space for running around or watching the world go by.

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazeballs!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

This place was very beautiful. Went during September and it was just perfect to walk around and enjoy the many locations. I totally recommend it to anyone in the San Diego, So Cal area. We parked in the San Diego Zoo parking lot (free) and after visiting the Zoo for a few hours (not free, like 40 bucks + per person) we walked down this small lane and ended up at Balboa Park. Loved the sights, the plants, the architecture, and the wonderful picture ops with my significant other. Even had an amazing lunch at the Prado restaurant with a wonderful outside sitting scenery, great service, and delicious food.

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Obviously”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We spent all day New Year's Day in the park. We hit up the Model Railway Museum (quite impressive, and quaint, fun to watch the old guys behind the glass making sure everything runs smoothly), and the zoo, which is a must see.

Visited December 2012
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Carmichael, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Balboa Park Train Museum”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We went to the Train Museum with 2 of our grandsons and saw a bagpipe group playing near the Scottish House and an organ recital starting in an outdoor ampitheater and lots of interesting people along the way!

Visited December 2012
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Quito
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Awesome place to spend an afternoon or the day.”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Balboa Park is one of the best spots for locals and visitors to San Diego alike. Full of museums, walking areas, and gardens. We often go to the Space Theater, which always has good Imax films for the kids. You can´t go wrong with a visit here and you can´t visit San Diego without going here.

Visited January 2013
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