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- 98%Family Travelers
- 84%Local Culture
- 83%Art & Design Lovers
- 81%History Buffs
- 75%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 69%Budget Travelers
- 60%Adventure Travelers
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- Balboa ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
You can spend a day or two enjoying the many museums, (art, photography, science and way more) and the famous zoo. Or you can relax on the lawn with a picnic and then walk the paths through gardens and around the historic buildings.Recommended for:
- Balboa ParkAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13
Such a San Diego Gem, museums, children's playground, gardens, the SD Zoo, trails, large lawns, events, it's really got it all! It's especially fun to visit during the holidays & see the Festival of Lights.Recommended for:
- Balboa Park
So much to see and do.Stroll through the park or visit the museums , Balboa Park is a must see . Every time I visit Balboa Park I am in awe of the architecture, landscaping and the museums. On the weekend there is always something going on. This is a place the entire family will enjoy. Don't miss it when visiting San Diego. Plus it is maybe 15 minutes from Th Seamore Cottage.Recommended for:
- Balboa ParkMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure Travelers
Unlike tourist traps like Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco or Hollywood Boulevard in LA, San Diego's Balboa Park is popular with visitors for good reason. On a sunny Sunday (and you can bet that any given Sunday is going to be sunny here in SD), you could easily spend the whole day just wandering around, finding secret gardens, watching craftspeople at work in Spanish Village, wandering through all of the top-class museums, or just reading a book on the great lawn outside the botanical building. One surprisingly cool little find is the United Nations houses, each dedicated to a different country and displaying museum-quality artwork inside.
Tip: To avoid weekend traffic jams, don't drive into the park across the Cabrillo Bridge to El Prado, which can take 30 minutes and lead to no parking whatsoever. Instead, enter and park at the south end of the park near the air and space museum, then walk north to El Prado.Recommended for:
- Balboa ParkAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9
Balboa Park is a great spot for families and dates! There are a number of museums (there's at least 1 with free admission, the others have a fee) and the gardens and fountains are beautiful. I love the intricate architecture of the outside of the buildings. This is a great spot to spend a few hours walking around and exploring the area. In the summer, you're bound to come across a few weddings.
On Sundays, the UN International Houses are open for viewing. Next time I'm in SD, hopefully I'll be able to go. The Puerto Rico house had a cooking class in progress when my family was here on Saturday; the others were closed.
There's free parking, but you may find yourself circling around mid-day.Recommended for:
- Balboa Park
Balboa Park is a landscape of Arts and Culture. Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego, California. In addition to open space areas, where people stroll, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
- Balboa ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 6
You could spend a full day at Balboa Park, and the world famous San Diego Zoo is nearby. We're talking upscale, first class surroundings, folks. We're talking about pictures you can take of everything from prehistoric creatures at the museums in Balboa Park to one of the 3,700 different animals - seriously - at the zoo, which is spread over 1,800 acres of native plants and surroundings for the individual species. This is an unmissable place when visiting San Diego!
- Balboa ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 5
Beautiful park! Not the mention, this is a really huge park. I don't think you can ever run out of things to do at Balboa Park. The scenery is beautiful and it is filled with many gardens and museums. Parking for Balboa Park isn't that bad, there's plenty of parking along the streets and streets within the park. Once you cross the bridge, you enter such beautiful architecture. If you're an architect student, this would be architect heaven for you! The visitors information place was so helpful and nice. The workers there really showed me where all the places I wanted to go was located and offered many other suggestions as well. I don't think I can be able to explore all of Balboa Park in one day, but once I'm back in San Diego again, I will definitely explore more of Balboa park!
- Balboa ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4
Balboa Park is the largest cultural park in America with fifteen museums, eight gardens, and the historic, San Diego Zoo (I went to this zoo as a child when Vista elementary school took it's elementary school children on a field trip there).Recommended for:
- Balboa Park
Balboa Park is a 1200 acre urban cultural park. It contains the zoo,museums several theaters and open space and walking trails. It also has green belts and gardens.
It was opened in 1868 and has been named a National Historic Landmark .
If you have never been a day or more could easily be spent there.
The architecture is truly magnificentRecommended for:
- Balboa ParkMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesNightlife Lovers
One of my favorite places ever. Lots of gardens, museums, people watching, and greenery just minutes from downtown. It's just great that the city keeps this place in tip top shape. It can get crowded during peak seasons and parking isn't that abundant. The zoo is right next door as well. This is a must do in San Diego!Recommended for: