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Balboa Park is around 100 years old and one of our first stops anytime we are in San Diego. It is one of the largest urban parks at 1200 acres, larger than even NYC’s Central Park. We love strolling through the Spanish styles buildings and...More
We aren't from the area so out time was limited. We walked through all of the gardens and walked through the Botanical Building. We spent only about three hours in the park, but a person could spend an entire week if you want to visit...More
Went to Balboa Park while away in San Diego. It was OK, but not great. Most of the good Museums you need to pay for and there weren't many that I felt worth paying for. The buidings and overall scenery on a beautiful day were...More
So much to see! Don’t miss this fabulous park. So many museums. Pick and choose the ones you like. We rode a scooter throughout the park to see the whole thing. Enjoy every minute of it. Reserve the day.
Only got to drive through during a short convention break. Easy parking and very ornate buildings. Gardens where lovely. this is a must stop and spend time as it is on our scheduled next visit. So much to do in San Diego.
This park was created over a hundred years ago and is complimented by some of the most beautiful landscaping while having the most amazing architecture. Each of the 16 museums are housed in buildings that are representative of the style of the time. Definitely a...More
I popped by last weekend to visit the Air and Space Museum to see the "Bullitt" Mustang, and was reminded what an amazing place we have in the middle of our city. I commented that if you didn't live here, you'd want to take photos...More
If you are looking for a place to walk through and enjoy the scenery this is it. They have an optional tour in the tower which costs extra but is worth it in my opinion. You get added history and a great view of the...More
Each time we come to San Diego our first stop is to Balboa Park.......the grounds are exquisite....the buildings and their archiitecture are not to be missed......Museums....first rate......the Garden House is an visual experince unto itself........time slows down here...they also have a full scale restaurant and...More
Response from Michael W | Property representative |
Hello, Jacqueline! The "famous" Moreton Bay Fig tree on the North side of the San Diego Natural History Museum is fenced off to prevent damage, however there are several different fig and other big trees in the park, some... More
Hello, Jacqueline! The "famous" Moreton Bay Fig tree on the North side of the San Diego Natural History Museum is fenced off to prevent damage, however there are several different fig and other big trees in the park, some with large root structures. Notable favorites are the tree on the Northeast corner of the Botanical Building, and the tree at the top of Palm Canyon, next to the Alcazar Garden parking lot.
Response from ThomasH5779 | Property representative |
You can drive through the park and there is plenty of parking, especially at the Inspiration Point parking lot on Park Blvd. A tram will take you up to the heart of the park. It runs every 15 minutes or so. I use Lyft (or... More
You can drive through the park and there is plenty of parking, especially at the Inspiration Point parking lot on Park Blvd. A tram will take you up to the heart of the park. It runs every 15 minutes or so. I use Lyft (or Uber) all the time to get to and from the park. It is a really great way to get there. Lots of public transportation options too.