Stroll San Diego's Balboa Park (and Plan on Taking Your Time)

Balboa Park is San Diego’s favorite ideal blend of culture, entertainment and beauty.

The largest urban cultural park in the nation, Balboa Park is home to 15 museums, several performing arts venues, more than eight beautiful gardens and many other cultural and recreational attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The park’s stunning architecture is the legacy of two international Expositions, one in 1915 and the other in 1935.

Explore art treasures from around the globe, fossils from near and far and exotic animals. Experience interactive fun with science, view world folk art, rare aircraft, ancient mummies, unique photographic art and model trains. Enjoy plays, dance, puppet shows and music. Hike more than 65 miles of trails, roam through the winding pathways of the magnificent gardens, or take one of the many free guided tours offered throughout the week.

Consider the 7-day Passport to Balboa Park or the 1-day Stay-for-the-Day Pass, which offers visitors the chance to experience 14 museums in the Park for a substantial savings.