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“Free museums on Tuesdays” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Balboa Park

Balboa Park
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US$ 55.00*
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Private Balboa Park Segway Tour
Ranked #3 of 422 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children
San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Free museums on Tuesdays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Check online to see which museums are free on alternating Tuesdays. The park is lush and lovely. Freebies include a few museums, botanical building, Spanish Village shops, and just walking along The Prado, Laurel St Bridge, etc etc. Zoo is right next door - allow a few hours for Zoo - a can't-miss.

Visited February 2012
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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A beautiful parc with tons of great museums.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

I visited Balboa Park on a sunny day and spent several hours strolling through the museums and walking through the park, which offers a great variety of vegetation and is very well maintained.

Visited February 2012
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Riverside, California
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“Balboa Park San Diego”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Great variety of museums and other attractions in one locale.

Visited February 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Crowded on a holiday weekend”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Balboa Park is a wonderful place, and the exhibits are fantastic, but pricey. It was ridiculously crowded over the holiday weekend though, and when we tried to go back on Monday, most things weren't open.

Visited February 2012
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Temecula
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“Greay way to Spend a Saturday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Great way to spend a Saturday with the family. Check to see when the cultural houses are open - think only 1 Saturday month...great way for kids to learn about other cultures. If you can, take advanctage of free Tuesday museum entry...even fun for preschoolers!

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