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Balboa Park

Welcome to Balboa Park: the nation's largest "urban cultural" park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the 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

Neighborhood: Downtown

House of Hospitality
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 239-0512
sue@balboapark.org

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Balboa Park After Dark

Balboa Park
May 26 - ongoing

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, enjoy extended evening hours at eight museums, as well as food trucks and entertainment...

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Food Truck Friday

Balboa Park
Jun 2 - ongoing

Kick off the perfect San Diego weekend at Balboa Park's Food Truck Friday event! Each Friday evening from June 2 to September 29, visitors can enjoy live entertainment while eating gourmet dishes...

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Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts

Balboa Park
Jun 20 - Aug 31, 2017

For 36 years, Twilights live music under the stars has been delighting visitors to Balboa Park. The music program ranges from military bands and Dixieland jazz, to big band swing and Latin salsa....

Visitor Center:

  • Balboa Park Explorer pass provides discounted admission to 14 museums
  • One Day Explorer provides admission up to 5 museums for one day only
  • Balboa Park grounds and most gardens are open 365 days per year
  • There is ample free parking and easy public transportation access
  • Open Daily from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Don't Miss:

  • The award-winning Rose Garden and historic Botanical Building
  • Museums ranging from art, to photography, to science, space and more
  • World class theater, organ concerts, cultural dance performances and more

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