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Balboa Park, San Diego

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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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  • Wonderful park - I was there twice - first time with husband - and our main interest was in Japanese garden, Spanish village... Second time I was there with my middle daughter - and first we go... 
    Wonderful park - I was there twice - first time with husband - and our main interest was in Japanese garden, Spanish village... Second time I was there with my middle daughter - and first we go...  more »
  • Good for walking, jogging, biking, taking photos. lot of place to go. loved the vintage design for the museum . loved the Japanese garden.. 
    Good for walking, jogging, biking, taking photos. lot of place to go. loved the vintage design for the museum . loved the Japanese garden..  more »
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  • 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!!!

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