Welcome to Balboa Park - the nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.
A special place where you can experience San Diego's natural beauty, wonderful art and culture and stunning Spanish Revival architecture. There are so many things to do and see in the Park:
museums ranging from art to science to air and space to natural history or anthropology
performing arts from plays at the Tony Award -winning Old Globe to concerts on the magnificent Spreckels Organ Pavilion outdoor stage
Balboa Park is renowned for the lush landscaping and lovely gardens on its 1,200 acres, offering a magnificent backdrop for the cultural attractions. The Park was ranked among the Best Parks in the World by the Project for Public Places in 2003 (13 out of 24) for its mixture of horticulture and art and culture.
There are more than eight gardens in the Park, which include the lovely Alcazar Garden, the award-winning rose garden, the Japanese Friendship Garden, the desert garden and the historic Botanical Building. The City of San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department manages and maintains the grounds of this spectacular public resource.
the world famous San Diego Zoo
places for fun with families and recreation for all
and, of course, unique shopping, restaurants and casual outdoor dining.
Balboa Park Visitors Center
1549 El Prado
San Diego CA 92101
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