1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Ever changing. Always amazing. Where culture, science, and nature collide, Balboa Park is home to more than 17 museums, multiple performing arts venues, lovely gardens, trails, and many other creative and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo. With a variety of cultural institutions among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres, there is something for everyone.
Things To Do
- Visit museums. Balboa Park boasts 17 museums and cultural institutions with an incredible diversity of collections.
- Watch Performing Arts. Side-splitting comedies, heart-breaking tragedies, lively musicals, breathtaking ballet, puppet shows, moving musical performances, Shakespeare under the stars, and weekly concerts on the world's largest outdoor pipe organ.
- Explore Attractions. Must-see attractions are everywhere throughout Balboa Park. From iconic San Diego landmarks, to massive trees, to watching artists at work, to the World Famous San Diego Zoo, experience the history of yesterday, the beauty of today, and the potential of tomorrow through these memorable attractions, and their stories.
- Join Dance Classes. Balboa Park hosts several independent dance organizations who offer affordable dance lessons of all styles in many venues throughout the Park.
- Relax in the garden. Perfect for sitting in the shade of a century-old tree, or relaxing on a bench watching butterflies, Balboa Park has lush, unique, landscaped, gardens from end to end.
- Shop. A visit to Balboa Park could lead you to your next treasure. From a postcard with a picture of the California Tower to send home, to the next original art piece to complete the look of your favorite room, Balboa Park is filled with beautiful, cultural, and themed gifts for everyone on your list. Art, science, history, or a t-shirt to commemorate your visit, stop by one of the many gift stores and artisans throughout the Park to find the perfect memento.
- Tour. You can take a tour with a Park Ranger, a floral professional, or a horticulturist, or stroll along at your own pace with a pre-recordec audio tour.
- Eat & Drink. Looking for an elegant sit-down meal? Or a quick snack between destinations? Choices abound throughout Balboa Park.
Learn more https://www.balboapark.org/