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Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
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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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Gorgeous large park with so much to see inside. You could easily spend the whole day, if not several, exploring the park. Hop on the tram and get a little tour of the park... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2016
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Bothell, Washington
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Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Gorgeous large park with so much to see inside. You could easily spend the whole day, if not several, exploring the park. Hop on the tram and get a little tour of the park. Check out one of the many museums!

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Hudson, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

all those museums and all together ! .. where else in the country is such a collection of museums ? Washington DC maybe but still what a treat . Balboa Park is a bonanza of cultural exhibitions and the BEST ZOO in the world .. WOW

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Full of museums of varying interests. Something for all. Free parking. Great way to spend the day. God place to safely walk and enjoy the outdoors. Be sure and stop at Dan's Coffee at the Prado. Also visit Reuben's Space Theater. Kids will love it with hands on science. All within the park.

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Thank Mark92108
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

My wife and I visit this Park most of the time when we are in San Diego. We love to see the different museums, its exhibits and the fascinating architectures of this gorgeous Park. Definitely a San Diego gem.

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San Clemente Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This was one of the stops on our tour. You really need at least a half day to enjoy all of the park. The museums looked very interesting, maybe next trip.

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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Recommend this place as a definite area to visit when visiting San Diego. Well groomed and very clean facility. Great photo opportunities.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

This has to be first on the list for San Diego. The buildings are beautiful. The park is well planned so that getting around is easy Easy museum is fun and professional Even if time is too tight to enter the museums, visit the park. It is so worth it

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

My friend and I have been here a bunch of times. I have gone alone other times. It's so much fun. You can take a leisurely walk through a great, one-of-a-kind park. There are several family fun museums to see also. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center has things for kids and parents to enjoy playing. If you and your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong. Museums (chech the calendar for free Tuesdays), the Rose Garden, the Spanis Village with artisans galore, the beautiful Botanical Building made if lathe and filled with a myriad of plants. Spend around $20 and go see the IMAX @ The Teuben H Fleet Science Center, and between the Air & Space Museum and classic art treasures... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

it is good to take some time to walk around the different parks, as well as the museums which are in the park.

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