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Balboa Park

(619) 239-0512 www.sandiegohistory.org... »

1549 El PradoSan Diego, CA 92101   map »

Business overview

Service Area

  • Downtown
  • Hillcrest

Attractions

  • Art Gallery
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Concerts
  • Museum
  • Plays
  • Sporting Events
  • Theatre
  • Zoo

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012

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Great place for anyone, 8/25/2008

Balboa Park not only hosts the zoo and great recreation but a ton of activities, restaurants, gardens and museums all tied up in a mile by mile size of land. Alot of great events are hosted here that... many should check out. December nights is one of the prettiest events this Park hosts. Balboa Park also has great San Diego history as well. The Casa del Prada building dates back to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition and is now home to many museums, attractions and restraurants. The park also has many pockets of parking , but be prepared to walk this great park. Certainly a must see spot for anyone, locals or toursists alike.

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Beautiful, 8/12/2008

This massive park is perfect for anything, to look at museums, walk through botanical gardens, have a picnic or out for a run... Balboa is the answer for you.

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Diana P.

Tons of great museums!

This has got to be one of the most convenient places to go to if you are a museum lover of any kind. There are tons of great museums in this beautiful...

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petsitterkat

Reviews: 174

Great place for anyone

Balboa Park not only hosts the zoo and great recreation but a ton of activities, restaurants, gardens and museums all tied up in a mile by mile size of land. Alot of great events are hosted here that many should check out. December nights is one of the prettiest events this Park hosts. Balboa Park also has great San Diego history as well. The Casa del Prada building dates back to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition and is now home to many museums, attractions and restraurants. The park also has many pockets of parking , but be prepared to walk this great park. Certainly a must see spot for anyone, locals or toursists alike.

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carebear1215

Reviews: 182

Beautiful

This massive park is perfect for anything, to look at museums, walk through botanical gardens, have a picnic or out for a run... Balboa is the answer for you.

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takeuchica

Reviews: 127

You don't have to go in to have a good time here

My son loves walking around the park, and we don't even go inside a single museum. We watch the fountain, walk down the butterfly garden path, chase each other down the arched aisleways and in the grass. The only thing we pay for is a ride on the carousel and for a sno cone.

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mickeaz

Reviews: 9

Free Museums on Tuesdays

Best deal in town! Each Tuesday different museums throughout the park offer free admission. I recomend the Mingei Arts $ Crafts Museum. The sculpture garden cafe near the Old Globe offers delicious lunches in a fabulous setting.

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cherbeary87

Reviews: 213

Great Tourist Spot

Balboa Park is filled with numerous art museums, beautiful parks, and live events. The art museums are interesting to look at, and a lot of them are free to go in. The parks are beautiful here with ample amount of trees and is a great place to hold a BBQ. A must go to if your visiting San Diego.

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Homey

Reviews: 308

Go more often

I had not been to Balboa Park for many years, because of the issues with undesireables taking over the park and my worries about safety. Last summer I spent a month working in the Park and was simply amazed how nice the park is and why I hadn't been back in so long.

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cc1638xp

Reviews: 156

relax and have fun

yead, have a walk with your girl friend or bbq here is a good idea. good food and nice weather will be an ideal.

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Admin

Reviews: 446

Best park in town

This is a must see for anyone that visits San Diego. It's a beautiful park with great architecture and landscape. There are museums, restaurants and botanical gardens to visit. It's always a wonderful time at the Balboa park.

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aframe24

Reviews: 8

Fantastic place to frequent

There is so much to see in Balboa park!! There are so many museums there is one right for everyone. It's also just a beautiful place to walk around and spend a sunny day. Don't forget there is always a free museum day on Tuesdays.

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fenway

Reviews: 112

bring the kids

This place takes days so much to see. it is a great place for kids.

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SemperFiWife

Reviews: 32

Plenty to see and do!

I always bring visiting friends and family to Balboa Park as part of their "tour of San Diego". It's full of beauty and history. I highly recommend it!

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padesfan

Reviews: 31

Must see attraction

I love Balboa Park; from the rose garden to all the museums! Balboa Park has something for everyone. I like just going down there to walk around. They have a Junior Theatre down there that puts on plays for a pretty good deal. The Old Globe is also down there for professional plays. You cannot miss Balboa Park.

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ManchesterUTD18

Reviews: 19

historical

Balboa is a great place to enjoy the history of san diego. Learn a little about the history of balboa park itself before going and you'll find a rich history of interesting events such as when the military took possession of it in order to set up camp after the pearl harbor attack. It's great for a day date.

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Kimber1966

Reviews: 19

Something is always happening...

This is a great location for any weekend. There is always something happening in Balboa Park and the museums are all top notch. A nice place to walk around after lunch or dinner and beautiful gardens throughout. Check the calendar for happenings.

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