Balboa Park

San Diego, California 92103

Balboa Park

Balboa Park Professional Review and Guide

"Established in 1868, Balboa Park is one of the oldest dedicated recreation areas in the country. The park is home to fifteen major museums and a variety of themed gardens, performance venues, and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo. Its 1,200 acres and the diverse mix of horticulture, art, and culture are why Balboa Park has been named one of the Best Parks in the World by the Project for Public Places."

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"Rose and succulent gardens, historic buildings and plazas, crossing the high Cabrillo Bridge."

"Explore Balboa Park’s far-east quarter, beautifully land- scaped in places and home to several unsung attractions."

"Exquisitely landscaped parkland. Balboa Park's historic buildings, museums, gardens, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo have pretty much framed the site's reputation for decades.

What many visitors and even locals don't know is that Balboa sprawls over a total of 1,200 acres, or nearly 2 square miles. That's a lot of space to explore for the self-propelled traveler."

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Trail Information

San Diego
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
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Skill Level
USGS Point Loma; park map available online at 6th-Upas.pdf
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Oct 2018