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For Families

Families can plan educational experiences, fun-packed play, or enjoyable entertainment in Balboa Park. The Park has something for all interests and ages. Are you interested in art, science, Air and Space, anthropology or natural history? Would your children like to...

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“Top Ten” Spots in Balboa Park

"Top Ten” Spots in Balboa Park - here you will find… Top 10 hidden treasures in Balboa Park 10 most romantic spots in Balboa Park 10 best picnic spots in Balboa Park 10 outstanding gift shops in Balboa Park 10 classic photo spots in Balboa Park Learn all about the...

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Annual Festivals/Special Events

Balboa Park, as the cultural heart of San Diego, hosts some of the city’s most important festivals and annual celebrations. In addition, the gentle climate makes it possible to hold special events of all sizes year-round, with something for just about everyone....

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Fairy-tale Architecture

There are several architectural styles to feast your eyes upon in Balboa Park, but Spanish Colonial Revival is the predominant theme, along with Mission Revival. Spanish Colonial (also known as Spanish Baroque) is based on the elaborate stone architecture of Spain and...

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Horticultural Features

While Balboa Park most often calls to mind museums and the world famous San Diego Zoo, the Park is also well known for its horticulture. With nearly 1,200 acres of parkland remaining today, Balboa Park is one of the largest and most lushly planted urban parks in the...

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How to Visit the Park on a Budget

Obviously it’s possible to visit Balboa Park without spending any money since it is a public space. Many San Diegans visit on a daily basis walking their dog, bicycling or jogging along its many paths. One can bring a picnic, take a free walking tour of the gardens...

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