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Balboa Park

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
5
361 reviews

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 ...

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  • 1
    0.0 mi

    The Prado at Balboa Park

    0.0 mi from Balboa Park
    4.5
    37 reviews

    Great place to relax, have some food and drink after enjoying Balboa Park

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  • 2
    0.67 mi

    Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa Park

    0.67 mi from Balboa Park
    4.5
    75 reviews

    A sweet tooth's heaven! Beautifully made desserts that are too pretty to eat. Happy hour is M-F from 4-7pm.

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  • 3
    0.74 mi

    Cafe Bassam

    0.74 mi from Balboa Park
    4
    3 reviews

    I love this eclectic cafe. Great place to play eye spy! Docked a star for service, not the friendliest bunch. It's full of unique items from around the world, some for sale!

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  • 4
    0.6 mi

    Bertrand at Mister A's

    0.6 mi from Balboa Park
    4.5
    24 reviews

    San Diego landmark with incomparable views of the city and marvellous food.

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  • 5
    0.58 mi

    CUCINA Urbana

    0.58 mi from Balboa Park
    4.5
    19 reviews

    One of my favorite restaurants in SD. Get the short rib pappardelle and the fried squash blossoms. The daily specials are a great deal, too. The wine is so cheap here, take advantage!

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  • 6
    0.63 mi

    Hane Sushi

    0.63 mi from Balboa Park
    5
    3 reviews

    Hane Sushi has the same owners as the legendary and very popular Sushi Ota in San Diego. Sushi Ota is hidden in a medical arts building off Mission Bay Drive and is delicious, extremely good value, crowded, served and owned by Nihonjin (Japanese), and has a casual feel. It is like the hard working nerdy brother who is no-nonsense and ...

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  • 7
    0.68 mi

    Evolution Fast Food

    0.68 mi from Balboa Park
    4.5
    3 reviews

    Vegan fast food (think burgers and fries), good smoothies, organic juices, tasty desserts. Large outdoor patio area.

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  • 8
    0.6 mi

    Mr A's Restaurant

    0.6 mi from Balboa Park
    4.5
    2 reviews

    The view of downtown San Diego is spectacular. Very romantic place to watch a sunset. The restaurant is high class with delicious food. Highly recommend coming here!

  • 9
    0.67 mi

    Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant

    0.67 mi from Balboa Park
    4
    2 reviews

    This newish restaurant serves up fancy American food. The ambiance is pretty hip, so it's perfect for a date night or birthday celebration. It's been a few months since I've eaten there, but I do remember the mountain of french fries and my scallop dish, so that means they were good. They take reservations. Parking in the area is a ...

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  • 10
    0.62 mi

    Barrio Star

    0.62 mi from Balboa Park
    5
    1 review

    This is our family go-to place when our adult children are in town. It is fun, hip, the food is delicious, reasonably priced, and always good. And because the fam is vegan, they are always craving the delicious soy chorizo tacos. Chef Isabel Cruz is known for her healthy, colorful, and savory menu. She claims her recipes are simple and ...

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  • 11
    0.92 mi

    Donut bar

    0.92 mi from Balboa Park

    A must try!

  • 12
    0.96 mi

    Nunu's Cocktail Lounge

    0.96 mi from Balboa Park
    4
    1 review

    Nunu's is just fantastic. Open early in the morning... open late. The food is middle of the road, but I would never eat here anyway. In fact, this is a great spot to rally the group ahead of dinner. And situated between Bankers Hill and Hillcrest, it's perfect. I personally love coffee at Papalecco, brunch at Tractor Room, then afternoon ...

  • 13
    0.8 mi

    HOB NOB HILL RESTAURANT

    0.8 mi from Balboa Park

    As the sign says, been around since 1944. Love to come here for breakfast, they have a classic old fashioned coffee cake that is great. Location isn't great unless you're driving, but worth driving here.

  • 14
    0.85 mi

    New Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant II

    0.85 mi from Balboa Park
    3
    1 review

    This Vietnamese restaurant is in downtown Seattle, and is easy to miss, since it is actually downstairs below street level. When you walk in, you go down a flight of stairs, midway there is a flatscreen to help attract you further into the depths. Once in the underground, the place opens up into a pleasant decor which is very clean ...

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  • 15
    1.33 mi

    Encore Champagne Bar

    1.33 mi from Balboa Park
    4.5
    16 reviews

    Fantastic venue with gorgeous decor, full bar, plenty of plush seating and very helpful staff. This is a great space for events and happy hour, conveniently located on the corner of F & 6th. The bellini's are fantastic and come in a number of fresh flavors. I highly recommend visiting for happy hour, the cheese boards and appetizers were delicious ...

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  • 16
    1.24 mi

    98 Bottles

    1.24 mi from Balboa Park
    4.5
    3 reviews

    A great bar located in Little Italy come here for a locally brewed beer, they have tons! The atmosphere is exactly what you look for in a bar to meet with friends and enjoy a conversation. Tuesday is trivia night which is always cause for a good time with friends.

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  • 17
    1.42 mi

    Ghirardelli's Ice Cream Shop

    1.42 mi from Balboa Park

    This is a great Old-Fashioned Ice Cream parlor with an assortment of chocolates, candies, and ice creams located in the heart of the Gaslamp (downtown San Diego). It's located next the the Theaters and TGI Friday's. The staff dresses the part and be aware that the prices are a little steep. However, if you're a Ghiradelli chocolate fan, you can't ...

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  • 18
    1.36 mi

    Cafe 21

    1.36 mi from Balboa Park
    4.5
    9 reviews

    Second location in heart of Gaslamp District. Outdoor, indoor, n bar seating. Fantastic food n drinks!!! Farm to table fresh. Quality, flavorful everything.

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  • 19
    1.72 mi

    Caffe Calabria

    1.72 mi from Balboa Park
    4.5
    7 reviews

    The best coffee I've ever had in San Diego. They roast their own beans and I find them used at many other coffee shops locally. Quick service and friendly Italian employees.

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  • 20
    1.13 mi

    The Turf Supper Club

    1.13 mi from Balboa Park
    4.5
    7 reviews

    Classic steak house and piano bar where you cook your own. The grill area is a total social scene! Great juke box and cocktails too.

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