The world-renowned San Diego Zoo is only one part of this magnificent 1,200-acre city park that was built for the 1915-1916 ... More
The world-renowned San Diego Zoo is only one part of this magnificent 1,200-acre city park that was built for the 1915-1916 Panama-California Expo. California's Hispanic roots were celebrated as the city erected breathtakingly ornate Spanish-style buildings. The California Building was modeled after a Spanish colonial church and is topped off with a polychrome tile dome. Balboa Park is home to the zoo, 14 museums, a pipe organ pavilion, botanical gardens, a Tony award winning theater, an antique carousel and a miniature-scale train. Of particular interest is Balboa Park's Christmas on the Prado that is held the first weekend of December each year.
The best thing about Balboa Park is that you can visit this location and be drawn to it's serenity. You can watch the Koi fish at the pond or just relax in the Botanical Garden. You have the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Aersopace Museum, The Natural History Museum, etc. It's a great place for the family to enjoy, relax and yes even dine.
San Diego is a tourists paradise. But Balboa Park has so much to offer from museums to Volleyball. You can spend a whole day exploring and still not realize it's depth. I make a point to go there at least once a month!
The scenery is magnificent and you can't beat the price... it's free! Parking can sometimes become a pain, but other than that, the park is beautiful. The prado brings an authentic architectural style to the environment. The park makes a great place for a picnic while the free late night entertainment during the summer is a great way to end the night.
I like to be here because lot of exhibits you can see and learn, nice park to have fun, but the charge for exhibits are not good enough... we have joined science museum membership and got some discount tickets for other museums, which you might won't use at all because it is inconvenient, disappointed...
THe park is so well maintained. We felt very safe in all areas. There were so many museums to see, and each one had an admission fee. We did not expect that. Had to limit which ones were most important to all age levels in our group.
Would definitely go back and see the rest on the next visit.
Balboa Park offers a science museum, carnival rides, The San Diego Zoo, and a traditional play catch in the park. It is a must-do when visiting San Diego. I visit San Diego at least once a year, and it's always on our agenda.
This is the home of the local Artist's Association (more than 60 artists) living in the San Diego area who
work in oils, pencils, mixed media, watercolor, metal and precious stones. A wide selection of the numerous artists' work ...
Formed by the dredging of San Diego Bay in order to deepen the berths for military ships, the U.S. Navy
built this recreational island in 1961. More than 12 million cubic yards of sand and mud created this mile ...
Just minutes from downtown San Diego, the convention center, and Mission Valley. The Prado at Balboa Park is located in
one of the parks most beautiful buildings. Under chef Jonathon Hale's creative direction the Prado Restaurant has won honors ...
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