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Private Balboa Park Segway Tour
"On this private Balboa Park Segway tour you will learn what San Diego locals know that Balboa Park is San Diego’s best kept secret! As the largest urban cultural park in the country Balboa Park is one of the most unique attractions in San Diego. From hiking trails to desert gardens and world-class museums you could easily spend an entire day in this gorgeous San Diego park. On this tour led by a local guide you will to see for yourself in two hours why Balboa Park is consistently rated as one of the top places to visit in San Diego and you will agree – it’s a must see! This will be a unique experience that provides an in-depth look at what makes Balboa Park so charming. On your Segway you will visit Balboa Park’s Spanish Art Village and see a local San Diego artist at work. You wil
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
"Turn back the pages of history and relive San Diego's early days as it became the Birthplace of California. In Old Town San Diego (sometimes called the ""Jamestown of the Pacific"") you will experience early Americana with its distinctive ""West Coast Style"" Spanish flavor. The San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour is the easiest way to get around town. You can hop on and off at any of the 10 stops as often as you like. The shops and restaurants. Trolleys depart every 30 minutes."""Discover San Diego at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of San Diego at your own pace.title=Highlights&1=Ride+the+San+Diego+Trolley&2=Hop+on+and+off+at+any+of+the+10+stops+as+often+as+you+like&3=Stops+are+conveniently+located+close+to+all+popular+attractions%2C+shops+and+restaurants&4=Create+your+own+itinerary+to+see+the+most+popular+sight1 day pass
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San Diego - Balboa Park Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins in the heart of San Diego's Balboa Park and takes you on a well-designed course through the historic sites museums and outdoor art of this famous outdoor gem. The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking through the park. The Quest has numerous stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and post leaving time to stop to grab a bite or simply enjoy the scenery. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun while seeing the city! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn San Diego's Balboa Park into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city
From $15.00

Balboa Park Tips (125)

I Spent The Day Here

This is a HUGE park ... you can certainly spend the whole day here. several museums .. gardens, amazing architecture. .. murals, people watching. water features .. lily ponds. sculpture .. lots to...
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chattygirl7491
Nov 12, 2016

The Balboa junior Theatre

This theatre has the look of a cathedral from the outside. It houses local productions from and for local youth in this historic theatre across from the natural History museum in the north side of...
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Jim_Eliason
Jul 14, 2016

Balboa Park Visitor's Center

This building, known as the house of hospitality includes the visitor's center, restrooms and a café. the restaurant, the café el Prado is one of San Diego's best places to eat. The visitor's center...
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Jim_Eliason
Jul 14, 2016

Weekends at Balboa Park

Every weekend there are extra events going on at Balboa Park. Of course while walking around the park, the botanical displays are seen, and there are street performers with tip cups out as well as...
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lmkluque
Mar 28, 2016

"...that fabric of a dream" B. Goodhue

The area known as El Prado is one of the most visually interesting parts of the park as some of the architecture - both original and reconstructed - was designed for the 1915-1916 Panama-California...
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goodfish
Mar 10, 2014

Balboa Park - museums - Cabrillo Bridge

Balboa Park was first established in 1868 as a 1,400 acre City Park. It was named after the Spanish explorer, Balboa in 1910. The Cabrillo Bridge was built as part of the 1915 Panama-California...
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Pawtuxet
Jan 25, 2014

Stop and smell the roses

I think our noses found this one before our feet did. Our visit to the city happily coincided with peak season (April/May) for all sorts of spring flowers, and Balboa Park’s Inez Grant Parker Memorial...
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goodfish
Jan 23, 2014

Timken Museum of Art

We ran out of time to do the San Diego Museum of Art (next trip!) but had just enough for a peek at this little gem. It’s an intimate, interesting collection of European and American artists of both...
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goodfish
Jan 17, 2014

Prickly things: Desert Garden

The location of this botanical collection, right next to the Rose Garden, is an interesting juxtaposition of dignified beds of lush color/greenery and wild, dusty acres of spiky specimens. If you...
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goodfish
Jan 15, 2014

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is just northeast of downtown. It is a beautiful piece of land with vast expanses of lush green lawns, many trees and blooming flowers. At this park there are hiking and biking trails,...
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lmkluque
Dec 21, 2013

Balboa Park - Special Events

There is always a lot to do at Balboa Park and the list of events, plays, exhibits and programs changes all the time. One great event is something called Balboa Park December nights - Friday, Dec. 6,...
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tampa_shawn
Nov 10, 2013

Sunday's at Balboa Park

Sunday's at Balboa park are very special because there area a lot of extra free events+ There are free organ concerts every Sunday at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion at 2 PM+ the international...
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tampa_shawn
Nov 10, 2013
 
 
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Things to Do Near Balboa Park

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Museum of Man

I haven't been to this anthropology museum in many years, so I can't really report on too many details. My mom took me here when I was in high school and I just remember that I was really bored then!...
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Natural History Museum

Some years ago this museum was dusted off and not only given a facelift but it has been expanded. to three levels and it now house a Giant Screen Theater and plays fantastic films, such as "Mummies...
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Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

This is the place to go for anyone with a curious mind. It is an intellectual playground for budding scientists. Even if you haven't a scientific bone in your body, you will have fun here and find it...
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Spreckels Organ Pavilion

we were here june 16th at the opening night. Dr. Carol Williams opened the 16th International Organ Festival (june 16 - august 25 - 2003) Monday Evenings 7.30 Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa...
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Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden is located in Balboa park. San Diego has a sistership with Yokohama and this garden has grown from that Friendship. The Garden is an excellent place to break away from...
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San Diego Zoo

This is for sure a great Zoo ... free parking but It's pricy to get in 50 a person .. If you are in town for several days buying a go pass would be an option. We didn't but probably should have...
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Getting to Balboa Park

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1549 El Prado

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