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Balboa Park

San Diego's largest cultural destination

Balboa Park is a San Diego must-see destination, just minutes from downtown. The Park is home to 17 major museums, several performing arts venues, lovely gardens, and many other cultural and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo. With a variety of cultural institutions laid out among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres, Balboa Park is the nation's largest urban cultural park.

House of Hospitality
San Diego, CA 92101

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(619) 239-0512
sue@balboapark.org

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Food Truck Fridays

Balboa Park
Jun 1 - ongoing

Kick off your summer weekends in style every Friday evening at Balboa Park’s hottest after-hours event. Visitors of all ages can enjoy live entertainment while eating gourmet dishes from a...

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Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Balboa Park
Oct 27, 2018

Enjoy a culturally inspired kickoff to Halloween at the region’s largest free Halloween carnival. Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions present free crafts for kids,...

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Balboa Park December Nights

Balboa Park
Dec 7 - Dec 8, 2018

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!

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 and photography to science and aerospace, and more
  • World-class theater, organ concerts, cultural dance performances and more
  • Food Truck Friday (June–September)

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
  • Free park tours on Tuesdays and Sundays at 11am

Don't Miss:

  • The award-winning Rose Garden and historic Botanical Building
  • Museums ranging from art and photography to science and aerospace, and more
  • World-class theater, organ concerts, cultural dance performances and more
  • Food Truck Friday (June–September)

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