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“Great day with kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
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$55.00*
and up
Private Balboa Park Segway Tour
Ranked #3 of 426 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 older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Brussels, Belgium
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“Great day with kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We passed a great day here with our kids, loads to do, we went on the train trip, the science museum and rail museum. The rail museum was a bit over priced for what we saw at $8, value wise I would say is 5. Had a great coffee at coffee bean. You could pass days in this park. great archiecture too.

Visited February 2013
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“nice park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

it is a lovely park but disappointed because there was not that many things to do their maybe because we did not go to the zoo. It was Monday and unfortunately some of the exhibition were closed too.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Many options”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Zoo, museums,slat house with tropical plants and orchids, nice landscaping. Model railroad museum is the best. Great air and space museum.

Visited February 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Lots of museums”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

You need many days to really enjoy Balboa Parks. There are some free museums and others that you pay to get into too. They have a free trolley to take you to different parts of the part. Don't mistake it for the Old Town Trolley. It says Free on the front!

Visited February 2013
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“Easy place to spend a day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

So much to see and much of it free. A beautiful park, well kept and many museums mean you can keep returning for something different. Not a bad place for a bit of plane spotting as they swoop down on final approach.close to many other attractions including the zoo. Soooper place to go.

Visited February 2013
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