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“Always Happening” 5 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 424 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
San Diego, California
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Always Happening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Balboa Park is a favorite of mine.Always lots of things to do from festivals, museums, restaurants, countries represented thru their cultural houses to restaurants. A definite plus when visiting San Diego.....and right next-door to the zoo.

Visited November 2013
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“Gorgeous Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This park has awesome museums and the Prado restaurant is a great place to end the day of touring! There is complimentary self parking but the Prado does offer valet if you're just wanting to dine in Balboa Park

Visited November 2013
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san diego
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“Wonderful City Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The historic architecture and plantings make this one of the most beautiful city parks in the USA.
Culturally there are great museums, theaters and outdoor sculptures all located within easy walking distance. The park is a visual delight.

Visited November 2013
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San Diego
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“Fun for all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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