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“Fun for all ages”
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
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$59.00*
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Private Balboa Park Segway Tour
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$69.00*
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Balboa Park Segway Tour
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$46.00*
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San Diego City Sightseeing Tour Including La Jolla
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 older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
San Diego
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun for all ages”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

The Balboa park has something to do for everyone. Museums, galleries, gardens, restaurants... For the kids, there are puppet shows, science and space museum with IMAX, everything within walking distance. The San Diego Zoo is right next door as well. For the dads, that shun at museums, there a classic car collection too.

Visited July 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Beautiful architecture.”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Some of these buildings are built more than a 100 years ago. The layout of the park is lovely. A great place to start getting a feel of San Diego if you are visiting as a tourist.

Visited November 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Do the Tour First - Then Go Back to Museums”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

For $5, you can get an audio tour of the main area of the park. I would encourage you to start there - you can park at Inspiration Point Parking lot and take the from there and go to the central part of the park - since there is no parking up near the center. The audio tour explains about the buildings and setting in Balboa and why things were set up - all for the 1915 Expo - very interesting.

Visited November 2013
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Green Brook, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

I'm really glad we went to this park - it had a really nice botanical garden and statues and just a really scenic area to walk around and enjoy a peaceful walk.

Visited August 2013
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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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“Awesome for every age!”
Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

I took a friend and their one and a half year old kid. I also took my daughter and my husband. Their was something for everyone.

Visited October 2013
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