Balboa Park: Our Cultural Treasure

  • By 101 San Diego
  • 05 Jul, 2016

Thing To Do #10

In the heart of downtown San Diego, you’ll find the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Balboa Park, home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the World Famous San Diego Zoo. The Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction. Discover stunning art collections, watch vivid IMAX films, learn from docent-led tours, and enjoy interactive, kid-friendly exhibitions. Other attractions in the Park include art studios, carousel rides and a mini railroad.

Acclaimed for its horticultural treasure, the Park hosts glorious gardens including an award winning rose garden, and a butterfly garden, rare plant species, 58 different varieties of palm trees and an outstanding botanical building housing over 2,000 different tropical plants. Balboa Park is the perfect place to take the family for a fun-filled day!
Mass transit bus route #7.
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• Balboa Park (619) 239-0512
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