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“The aviation museum is excellent”
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
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Ranked #3 of 435 things to do in San Diego
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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
Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The aviation museum is excellent”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We visited the aviation museum a few years ago and really enjoyed it. From the old airliners to an actual Sopwith Camel, we thought it was money well spent.

Visited October 2012
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Wish we started here.”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We tried to find "Balboa Park" using our phone's navigation on our first day in San Diego... it led us to a ditch near the zoo. We didn't get a chance to look again until late in the afternoon on our last day (by that time all the museums that we wanted to visit had closed). It was still fun to just walk around and there is tons to see besides the plethora of museums (architecture, gardens, trails, fitness courts, art demonstrations, outdoor theatres, etc.).

Start early and go to the park's Visitor's Center first (1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101). Balboapark.org is also a good place to get more information for planning your visit.

Visited May 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really Nice”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Nice place for a walk. The pond is a really nice detail. We went on a Saturday and noticed a lot of wedding activity going on, a plus for those getting married soon to get ideas. Overall not a bad place.

Thank JustBeingReal
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Irvine, California, United States
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't Miss!!!”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you are in San Diego don't forget to visit Balboa park. Its beautiful.Excellent museums and work of art was amazing. simply loved it..

Visited September 2013
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Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a sunny day!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

If you are lucky enough to vacation in San Diego, don´t miss Balboa Park... everybody completes the day after visiting San Diego Zoo... I recommend that you schedule a whole day to visit it with no hurries... there are plenty of things to enjoy... interesting and educational museums, beautiful ponds and gardens... and lots of warm people!

Visited August 2013
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