Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  San Diego  /  Balboa Park

Balboa Park, San Diego

4.8
#1 of 7,698 in Fun & Games in United States
Must see · Playground · Garden
Create an itinerary including Balboa Park
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Balboa Park

Balboa Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
12,958 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Balboa park is beautiful and so so much to see. The architecture of the many buildings is amazing. The flowers and other planting are gorgeous. It would take multiple days to see everything and... 
    Balboa park is beautiful and so so much to see. The architecture of the many buildings is amazing. The flowers and other planting are gorgeous. It would take multiple days to see everything and...  more »
  • A really nice place to walk for an hour or so. Lots of museums here as well, but it was great to be able to just chill in the green spaces 
    A really nice place to walk for an hour or so. Lots of museums here as well, but it was great to be able to just chill in the green spaces  more »
Google
  • Beautiful park and amazing buildings with ornate architecture. We were too late to visit any exhibits so just enjoyed the outside. Huge Fig tree. Ornate doors on the cathedral entrance. Nice pond outside the botanical gardens with some colorful fish and 3 turtles. Best of all free parking.
  • I love this park It's one of the nicest things San Diego has to offer. Nice and unique Museums and galleries. I love big and unique outdoor stage it's very nice place to catch a concert or movie In the warm San Diego nights. It's very nice place to visit during the day but also during nights it will change it's character. Of course big part of Balboa Park is San Diego zoo and you can always combine this two. Bring your kids and enjoy Balboa park!!!

Plan your trip to San Diego

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.