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Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
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+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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US$ 55.00*
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Private Balboa Park Segway Tour
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Balboa Park Segway Tour
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US$ 46.00*
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San Diego City Sightseeing Tour Including La Jolla

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Plan to spend an entire day or days !

Wow sooo much to do ! Amazing scenery, clean , organized , and feast for your eyes ! You can park and take a free tram to the main area. Tickets can get you into museums. The... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow sooo much to do ! Amazing scenery, clean , organized , and feast for your eyes ! You can park and take a free tram to the main area. Tickets can get you into museums. The Japanese garden i want to see next time I go :). Lots of walking, history, shops, and restaurants.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty area with lots of museums. We were there for the park but got disappointed. Apart from going among the museums the nature walk was limited to paying 10 $ p.p. for entering through the Japanese garden.

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Aromas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the day wandering around gorgeous gardens, amazing architecture, a wealth of outstanding art. Had lunch at Prado's (steak tacos and paella) in the courtyard overlooking the gardens. Fabulous. Plan to spend the day. Great place for a picnic with your sweetie or with the whole family. Expansive lawns for the kids to run.

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St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a blast. Loved the board walk. Enjoyed the live shells in the sand. Kind of gross and cool at the same time.

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museums are wonderful with a wide variety of things to see and do. There is good food in the park at Panama 66 and next door at the Zoo at Albert's. The old Globe always has great theater, outside during summer and whether you prefer inside or outside the park never fails to fill your days with interest.

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San Bernardino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Picking up hubby at the airport, decided to spend the weekend here to explore balboa park, its a great place to spend with the fam, we had a nice cold beer and delish snaks, rode the train and had an awesone time, highly recommend it

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to balboa park on previous visits to SD. This time I went to go to the train museum. Once we were done in the museum we took a quick walk through. I love the atmosphere, the scenery...a go to place for my husband and I when we visit SD. Parking is a hassle, probably my only complaint.... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a morning in Balboa park walking around. It is an oasis in the middle of the city. I especially liked the artist's studios located near the zoo. We enjoyed the Japanese Garden and visited the Tinden Museum of Art. If you visit San Diego you should take the time to visit Balboa Park.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is something for everyone: magnificent Spanish architecture, wonderful museums, plays, mimes, puppet shows, concerts, restaurants all in a beautiful 1200 acre setting. It's a very relaxing atmosphere, in spite of all the activity. Don't miss it!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An excellent day. Lots to see, the gardens and museums are immaculate. 2 disappointments. First; the $46 all-day, all-access pass doesn't get you all access and we found ourselves paying for "special exhibits" or "special sections" of the museums. Second; a lot of the exhibits and museums have been geared for children and for school visits. Which I support; however,... More 

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