Balboa Park

Just minutes from downtown, there you will find an amazing park, Balboa Park! This is an amazing cultural center and beautiful botanic paradise right in the middle of San Diego. Balboa Park is diverse and historically rich with natural breathtaking views where you can experience San Diego’s past and see its future. Balboa Park is a 1200 acre most iconic urban park with lots of attractions. It has more than 16 museums, gardens, art venues, several theatres, trails, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Balboa Park has a rich history reflected through its stunning architecture and cultural events throughout the year. Don’t miss the icon of San Diego, the California Tower, covered with intricate carvings, colorful tiles, and glass beads. There is Timken Museum, the free museum of arts, to explore in the park. There are United Nations Buildings that have International Gift Shops where items from many countries featuring arts, crafts, and ethnic foods are available.


San Diego Zoo

The World Famous San Diego Zoo truly captures the history and culture of the region and can only be found in San Diego. The Zoo is home to more than 3700 animals and more than 700000 exotic plants including Elephants, Odyssey, Australian Outback, Monkey trails, Polar Bear plunge, and Moreton Bay Fig Trees. Visitors can view Koalas, reptiles of various shapes and sizes, and many other interesting species here. There is a Balboa Park Miniature Train to ride around a part of the park.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park has a variety of cultural institutions among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres. It organizes annual events, museums, venues, plazas, and free outdoor concerts that give full enjoyment to the guests. There are Photographic Art Buildings that includes camera clubs, studios, and galleries for displaying the artworks where visitors come and appreciate these work of art. The Park has lovely gardens, trails, and art venues, San Diego Air &Space Museum to boost your day. It has one of the largest aerospace libraries in the country. So, it is a place that has something for everyone.

Spanish Villages Art Center

Spanish Village Art Buildings is the charm for art lovers and artists. Village Art Center includes painters, sculptors, clay artists, photographers, fiber & glass artists, and several special events for visitors. There are semi-annual art glass and potters sales, workshops, and camps to explore.



  1. Balboa Park is situated over 1200 acres of area.
  2. Balboa Park’s Buildings were used for military services during both World Wars.
  3. It has the world-famous San Diego Zoo.



Balboa Park is a historically rich and great place for the whole family to relax in the natural beauty of roses. There are endless opportunities to explore from museums, gardens, trails, animal habitats, zoos, and art galleries. Balboa Park offers studios, traditional costumes, shopping, libraries, bronze statues, and other educational tours. Balboa Park is a great place for photography too.


What to Expect

Balboa Park is the perfect destination to visit. You can appreciate the music, traditional costumes, arts, crafts, animal habitats, and ethnic foods. You can experience the daily demonstrations in studios and the onsite glass blowing facilities at Art Center. For the educational tour, you can visit San Diego Mineral and Gems Societies Museum to gain an appreciation of minerals and gems, fossils, and Lapidary Art.


Plan your Visit

Balboa Park is full of adventures and a must-see place where culture, science, and nature collide. Visit museums, gardens, San Diego Zoo to make a wonderful experience at Balboa Park! It’s a Picnicker’s paradise! To visit, you need to purchase the pass available with many options for the visitor including Limited Explorer Pass, Parkwide Pass, and annual pass.

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