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“A truly amazing place for just about anything...” 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, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Monmouth, Oregon
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A truly amazing place for just about anything...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

There is so much there, it is impossible to describe. Just the history and architecture alone will blow you completely away. Unbelievable plave with so many things do, (including the San Diego Zoo!), that it would take days to fully appreciate it. Go. Soon.

Visited January 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Lots for all ages here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very entertaining and scenic area of San Diego. The museums are a little steep, but good for families. SD Zoo was a blast. Go on a weekday if you can to help beat the crowds. It took about 1.5 days to see all of Balboa Park area.

Visited January 2013
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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“The largest cultural venue in America...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The zoo, the gardens, the museums...this is a cultural treasure for all ages. Spectacular grounds, exquisite architecture, great walking experience, world-class zoo. DO NOT MISS!

Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A really great city park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place is awesome! With a zoo, museums, and many other attractions and stuff on display at all times, events, and overall visual appeal, this city park would be hard to rate below top 3 I've ever seen.

Visited December 2012
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San Diego, California
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“A place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you like to take nice walks in a somewhat quiet area, Balboa Park is the place to go. There are tons of museums to see, a beautiful pond full of Koi fish, and a huge fountain that you have to take pictures by. There's also a rose garden that looks beautiful when they're all in bloom. And the organ pavilion? Amazing!!!

Visited July 2012
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