An urban park, Balboa Park is home to 490 hectares (1,200 acres) of landscaped gardens, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, recreational spaces, art studios, museums, and theaters. Stroll through the Desert Garden or Japanese Friendship Garden to admire the park's diverse plant and animal life, or tour the San Diego Museum of Art or the Natural History Museum. Take advantage of the park's free tram service to get around. Arrange your visit to Balboa Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Diego using our San Diego trip itinerary maker site.
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Even though it was raining, this was still a great walk through numerous attractions and gardens. Parking was a challenge since it was a holiday.
Even though it was raining, this was still a great walk through numerous attractions and gardens. Parking was a challenge since it was a holiday. more »
Much to do. Look at the park as a whole and plan. Look up at the planes. Look down at the botany. Eyeball the lovely buildings. Just enjoy a nice day.
Much to do. Look at the park as a whole and plan. Look up at the planes. Look down at the botany. Eyeball the lovely buildings. Just enjoy a nice day. more »
What a wonderful place. Definitely would return to check out more places. Please donate to make this place great. There are a lot to explorer. Great place for family vacation or couples weekend adventure. 100% recommend.
It was wonderful! Spent a great afternoon with the granddaughters and our son and daughter in law there. The beach was nice and clean. Lots of pretty shells to look at! My oldest granddaughter and I built a sand castle and adorned it with the pretty shells! Our youngest granddaughter helped build the sand castle! We had a blast and gave our daughter in law some time to relax while the rest of us watched our little ones play. Great day!!!
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