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Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number:
+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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Lots to see

This place was a pleasant surprise. Place has lots to offer both adults and kids. Great interactive museums, botanical garden was nice as was the art museum. More importantly the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was a pleasant surprise. Place has lots to offer both adults and kids. Great interactive museums, botanical garden was nice as was the art museum. More importantly the kids of ages 5-3 enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Balboa Park offers many museums and activities to explore. This is a great place to bring visiting family and friends.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing special, the pace is ok and decent. I guess as good as you can expect from a park. You won't miss it.

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Thank Mac2105
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found this place while on Old Town Trolley tour. What a great place. You must allow at least two days to see. Great museums and several of them. We saw museum of man and air and space museum. FANTASTIC!! They had so many more that we wanted to visit, but we ran out of time. They have several gardens. My... More 

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Thank Larry C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone longs to visit the Zoo, but I really like adjacent Balboa Park better. Stuff for all ages and interests. It's become an annual pilgrimage. 17-or-so museums covering everything from airplanes to Zinnias (I just made that up. Like it?) Get the full pass because you're going to want to see it all.

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Thank Bill L
Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This century-old facility by itself makes San Diego a place to visit and savor. Thge builders endowed their city withg a jewel, or rather a basket pf jewels. Well kept, well maintained, a wonderful collection of compatible buildings, great top look upon, great to stroll around, great to pause and have lunch.

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Thank winst0n4
Hayward
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this park. It has many site seeing and the views are lovely. You can come with friends families or as in couple to visit. The park is for everyone!!..

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see if you are visiting San Diego. Loads to do and see, great for families. Art Village is superb, zoo fantastic, loads of museums for all ages within the park. Great place to spend the day although a couple of days would be better.

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Thank Elaine S
North Scituate, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Balboa park is a fantastic city park right in the heart of the city. We spent the day walking around stopping at the street vendors and people watching Also did a few of the museums after renting bikes Great little artisan craft area for shopping too.

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Thank morinellen
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite places in San Diego and you need to visit it if you are in town. There are various museums, the famous Zoo, theatres, artists spots, beautiful vegetations, trails, it is just a beautiful place in the middle of this wonderful city.

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