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“Great area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
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$55*
and up
Private Balboa Park Segway Tour
Ranked #3 of 406 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
Springfield, Illinois
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Lots to do in the park, choose which museums interest you the most. Great gardens and architecture throughout. Seemed clean and safe!

Visited December 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Great walk about”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Just a nice area for a half day outing. Check out the gardens and the fountains and the museums. The museums have discounts mid week. Do lunch at the Japanese Garden or Prado

Visited December 2012
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Blanding, Utah
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Balboa Park on Christmas day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Balboa Park is one of the best kept parks anywhere. The architecture of the old buildings and the sculpting on the buildings provides the viewer with the notion that one could keep coming back and not ever see everything of worth. I have been coming here since boot camp, Navy Training Center, in 1956, I love this place, the museums the street entertainers and the concerts.

Visited December 2012
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San Francisco, California
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97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“So much to see”
5 of 5 stars 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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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazeballs!”
5 of 5 stars 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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