Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!
This jaunt is called the Tweed Ride and covers around 14 miles through Balboa Park, Hillcrest, University Heights, North Park and South Park.
Riding through Balboa Park’s striking Spanish-colonial backdrop and lush gardens is a treat any time of year. Stop in and visit a museum or the free botanical building, grab a bite and a beer, or spend a few hours at the San Diego Zoo while you’re there.
A ride through the park may inspire a casual, site-seeing adventure, but there’s plenty of opportunity for a more rigorous workout as you exit the park and hit the city streets. Starting at the Bea Evenson Fountain at the end of El Prado in Balboa Park, the route leaves the park along the west end of El Prado and winds through neighborhoods and commercial districts, mostly on streets fit for vehicles and bicycles, then back into Balboa Park. There are no shortages of eating and drinking establishments in each of the neighborhoods, nor shortages sights and delights to discover along the way.
Didn't bring a bike? There are bike rental shops in Balboa Park and around Downtown. Search for "bike rentals' on this site or the route map to find your preference.
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To Balboa Park from the North
To Balboa Park from the South
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