Balboa Park

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by VanessaK on June 18, 2008

Balboa Park is located just minutes from downtown San Diego and is said to be a must-see. The park houses 15 museums, performing arts venues, and the San Diego Zoo. It also has 1200 acres of beautiful green gardens and has a Japanese Garden which, my friend, Jennifer said was really beautiful. We were at the park in the evening so we were not able to visit the museums but were able to walk the area where we saw the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ. My friend told me they have free concerts each Sunday. How I wished it was Sunday in the Park.

I did find the park nice but did not think it was much different from other city parks. There was a lovely bridge called the Cabrillo Bridge. It was lit with white lights which shone brightly and reflected on the creek below.

You can find out more about Balboa Park at or by visiting Balboa Park Visitors Center which is located in the House of Hospitality.

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego, California, 92101
(619) 239 0512

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