Things to do in Balboa Park
Known as one of North America’s most iconic urban parks and a must-see on any visit to San Diego, Balboa Park offers a 1,200-acre cultural oasis where recreation, science, and nature meet. Built in 1868, the park attracts around 12 million visitors per year.
Declared a National Historic Landmark and named one of the Great Places in America, Balboa Park is home to more than 17 museums, multiple performing arts venues, beautiful gardens, trails, and many other cultural and recreational attractions, including the renowned San Diego Zoo.
Head to the Morley Field Sports Complex if you want to enjoy some sports in between visiting the different attractions on the park grounds. Take your pick from a multitude of tours and activities to explore it or just stroll around its lush trails and gardens. You certainly won't run out of things to discover in Balboa Park!
Our recommendations in Balboa Park
Get your tickets to the San Diego Zoo and spend a whole day seeing rare and endangered animals.
2-hour Balboa and Downtown San Diego electric scooter tour
On this essential electric scooter tour, you'll see the greatest sights San Diego has to offer, from the visually stunning Balboa Park to beautiful Downtown San Diego.
Go City | San Diego All-Inclusive Pass
Get your Go City All-Inclusive pass and take advantage of unlimited access to over 55 San Diego's top attractions and a downloadable guide.
San Diego's old town trolley tours
Explore San Diego at your own pace with this hop-on hop-off trolley tour. View famous sights and learn of the wonderful history on the city's best day-long excursion.
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Reviews Balboa Park
“Bought tickets for the San Diego Zoo! Could spend one best had the BEST DAY EVER! Rode the kangaroo bus, Walked, took the tour bus , it was an amazing experience!”