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Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
+1 619-239-0512
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“japanese garden” (221 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
+1 619-239-0512
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was amazed and inspired during my visit to THE Balboa Park. After 20-day on shore, we decided to spent half day at the park without knowing what to expect. Wow! It's huge and a great place to enjoy the stunning Spanish architecture, ideal for...More

Thank Malou D
Reviewed yesterday

A large park around 1,400 acres with lots to see and do, lots of historical buildings, museums, beautiful gardens and green spaces. Love the Spanish architecture really suits the surrounds. A beautiful place to take your family.

Thank Ambersykesbrown
Reviewed yesterday

This is a city park apparently built a long time ago for a special exhibition and the city decided to keep the buildings and maintain/add to them. There are several museums, special exhibits and activities, a live theater, and an artisan area where you can...More

Thank ChefAnnMt_Laurel_NJ
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful manmade spaces in America, in my opinion. Just walking around and soaking in the beauty of it never gets old. The spring flowers are lovely right now and on a sunny day everything glows. Grab a drink at...More

Thank Jordyn G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Balboa is really big. There's a lot to see and we were visiting on Memorial Day weekend with a botanical garden festival so it was crowded. My daughter kept asking "where's the park", looking for what she thought should be a large open green space...More

Thank SarahfromMesa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is so much to see at Balboa Park, the Zoo, 15+ museums, theatre, horticultural gardens, walking, etc... We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the beautiful & historic Balboa Park!!!

Thank BHOregon
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately, our visit to Balboa Park was limited to a few hours. The park is huge and encompasses several museums and other sites; so we have to make tough choices. We hoped to visit the zoo. But at $52 per person, it wasn't worth the...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Balboa Park is a great place to bring the family to just enjoy a walk surrounded by beautiful architecture and nature. I enjoyed the art, music and colorful paved stone found in the Spanish Village Art Center. The park is easy to navigate as you...More

Thank cassandrabowe
Reviewed 4 days ago 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...More

1  Thank endless s
Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank Gösta R
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Gerald L
Are there any disability scooters for rent at Balboa Park ?
21 May 2017|
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Response from Fallbrookian | Reviewed this property |
They definitely have them at the San Diego Zoo there---the last time I used one it was $35 for the day. I'm not sure about anywhere else in the park, but there are surreys for rent there if someone else is with you and... More
Kae H
Is there a tram that goes around the park
24 April 2017|
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Response from Fallbrookian | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and it's free!
Joe L
How much are the Museums?
19 March 2017|
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Response from Fallbrookian | Reviewed this property |
Some of the art museums and most of the botanical gardens are free. Be sure you go to the rose garden and cactus garden and the orchid displays in the beautiful botanical garden (behind the reflecting pool with the lily... More