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Balboa Park
Balboa Park

Balboa Park

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Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Garden, Park
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1549 El Prado San Diego, California 92101
(619) 239-0512
https://www.balboapark.org/
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Balboa Park is a massive urban park in San Diego, California. Along with countless green spaces and gardens, the park is home to multiple museums, shops, restaurants and, most famously, the San Diego ... Read more
Zoo. Many of the buildings within the park were built for California expos in the early twentieth century, and are now protected as prime examples of architecture from that period.

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Jackson

I tried to see as many museums as I could with my passes but there never seems to be enough time. The Imax theater is always a treat and the artists out front are interesting and creative.

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San Jose

Great place with lots of history, various gardens, museums, shops and a few small cafes.

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Honolulu

Historical and nice park! losta museums clustered here and also walking distance to the zoo.

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San Francisco

Beautiful. Lots to see. Amazing museums. Great family environment. Performers and vendors.

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Fort Collins

Balboa Park is a lush 1,200 acre park and home to more than 17 museums, multiple performing arts venues, lovely gardens, trails, and many other creative and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo.

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Alton

I love Balboa Park. You could spend days here and still not see everything. Check out the museums, running/walking trails, gardens, and don't miss the organ pavilion, especially if it's a Sunday and there is someone playing. There are also restaurants and take the kids to the zoo!

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Local from San Diego

It's a nice place to go for morning walks, picnic , weekend adventure to check out historical museums. Lots to do at this park .

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Local from San Diego

The museum are always changing and its fun to explore new exhibits. Every time I go to balboa park it always feels new!

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Clarksville

Take a long walk at the park and you will experience lots of wonderful things.

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Roseville

There are always endless amounts of things to do in Balboa Park! The architecture is stunning and be sure to walk through at night to see the streets empty and all the buildings lit up

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A must see park that includes museums, the Japanese Friendship Garden, a world famous Organ Pavilion, Botanic Gardens to awe your senses, the fabulous Prado restaurant (make a reservation) and of course the World Famous San Diego Zoo.

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Orange

There is so much to see and you don't have to spend money. There are gardens and buildings fountains and museums.

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Van Nuys

Larger than Central Park in NY...spend a day in the museums, gardens, aviary.etc..

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This is an awesome place to spend a rainy day! Lots of Museums and things to see....

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Hollywood

Balboa Park is large with several museums & gardens. You can definitely spend an entire day exploring all the things the park has to offer. If you're a dog owner it's the perfect place to bring fide for a walk and to play fetch.

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Local from San Diego

Great location to explore museums and such. Warm, lively atmosphere. Cultural and family friendly.

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Phoenix

What a beautiful park to just have a great morning run at. The trees bloom beautiful and the park is well manicured.

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One of America's great urban parks. Great place for a picnic. And if you are a museum lover, you should plan several days of museum visits.

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Local from Carlsbad

Amazing for families, tourists or just a quick relaxing afternoon for a busy business traveler. Museums, shops, art exhibits, zoo and plenty of restaurants and shops near by. Overlooking downtown and Coronado island.

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Buffalo

Simply beautiful! Something for everyone, very walkable and lots to see and do

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