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Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
Phone Number:
+1 619-239-0512
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this bucolic...

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.

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THERE ARE 30 MUSEUMS in the PARK!

Balboa Park is simply OUTSTANDING. There are theaters, restaurants, a walk through Japanese Garden and LOADS of museums (some free, some cost admission). We took the "hop on , Hop... read more

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Balboa Park is simply OUTSTANDING. There are theaters, restaurants, a walk through Japanese Garden and LOADS of museums (some free, some cost admission). We took the "hop on , Hop Off" bus to the park. WE COULD HAVE SPENT 2 days there but we simply ran out of time. If you visit San Diego and DO NOT visit Balboa Park,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Balboa Park not only offers beautiful walking and hiking trails but also lovely architecture to view. While we did not enter any of the museums or exhibits - other than the botanical garden - we made plans to return for a full day of exploration. Our only advice would be to arrive early if going on the weekends to avoid... More 

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Troisdorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just came here for a stroll and it was too late to enter any of the museums. The buildings and the park themselves alone are worth going, though.

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fantastic park. Amazing museums, people watching, great long walks through nature, super Prado restaurant, Air and Space museum plus, plus, plus. Spend two days - bring a picnic. What a joy

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderfully laid out park with many museums, botanical garden, walks, bus around, terrific restaurant called Prado

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Whitefish, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Balboa Park offers something for everyone. From the huge model railroad to the botanic house to the air and space museum, it is amazing. The architecture is also a treat. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is wonderful. There is so much beauty here. They closed the Japanese friendship garden early for a wedding, but we did get a peak of it from tbe top. The cherry blossoms are beautiful. The botanical gardener was also fun and the outside was a great place to take pictures. The California building is a great piece of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Balboa Park houses more than just the San Diego Zoo. There are multiple museums, cultural attractions, gardens, and events. Visit the House of Hospitality to get great info and different maps. A small donation is appreciated. A very helpful desk person told me about the different free events going on at the park that day (Sunday) like a free organ... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Balboa park is a beautiful place to walk around. And it is FREE! Parking is free as well. Go and grab a coffee. Even sit and work from a table near the fountain! Although the museums aren't free you'll have a tough time deciding which ones to go through as there are so many options. You could take the whole... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit one of many museums around or just walk through the beautiful park with colonial buildings. Easy to find place for free parking around.

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