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“Museum Lovers Delight!”
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
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$59.00*
and up
Private Balboa Park Segway Tour
Ranked #3 of 434 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
Saint Paul
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Museum Lovers Delight!”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

I wish I had more time here. I enjoyed the Photography museum, the landscaping, and buildings were all eye candy.

Visited December 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,509 helpful votes
“Peaceful and beautiful”
Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Tips:

- Gro Cafe has delicious panini and açai bowl (check my review and pics)

- Free wifi in the visitor center

- Mondays the most part of the museums are closed

Cons: beautiful buildings and gardens, very peaceful

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Calgary
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“AWESOME”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We skipped it on our first trip and popped in on our second and realized that it is by far one of the best city parks in North America, having been to a few including Central Park in NYC, this one totally kicks butt.

Visited January 2013
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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“good green”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

A great use of green space, The park holds an incredible number of attractions -- museums, theatres, restaurants and beautiful open spaces

Visited December 2012
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Chicago
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Such a great park with so much to do!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

It's not possible to list all of the things to do at Balboa Park. My family and I could have spent several days there exploring. Of course the Zoo was amazing, my kids loved the Carousel and other rides (train ride), the Fleet Science Center, and The Prado restaurant. Would love to go back and explore the Botanic Garden and Japanese Garden (as well as the other museums when my kids get older).

Visited December 2012
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