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Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
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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Beautiful grounds and so much to take in

A must see when in San Diego. Head to the visitors centre to get an idea of what you would like to see while there. So many areas, museums and buildings to choose from. A great... read more

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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see when in San Diego. Head to the visitors centre to get an idea of what you would like to see while there. So many areas, museums and buildings to choose from. A great place to just hang out for the day as well.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

centrally located city park with a variety of free museums as well as a very good white linen restaurant, Prado with outside dining available.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a huge fan of museums. Wish I would have researched Balboa Park prior to going. Interesting but not interested in seeing a bunch of little museums.

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Thank Wendy K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park has it all activities for the adults and kids. With several Museums and galleries as well as rides for the kids. The setting is beautiful and a great place to picnic.

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BRISBANE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you could spend the day there if you plan it properly.we just visited as we were leaving in the morning.spent about 2 hours walking the grounds. beautiful place

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Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place, a must see. It's an excellent place to spend a day. Several museums and zoo entrance are there. It is one of the Trolley stops and you will find activity options for all ages.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much to do in the park. Great aviation museum. Beautiful Japanese Garden, The worlds only outdoor pipe organ. There are free concerts on Sunday. Come for the day or for an hour. Always something interesting going on. From street performers to weddings and fun people watching.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice park with dirt trails. There is plenty of parking and other activities. Fun for the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The park had some great trails that were quiet and fun. Most of the activities don't open until after 10am. The Japanese garden was beautiful! Plenty of things to see and do!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really beautiful park. Should have good walking shoes. On the day we visited there was classical music concert being played and beautiful songs sung. There is a Japanese garden that one should visit. There is a space museum and a free shuttle in the park.

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