Just a few minutes away from downtown San Diego, explore the legacy, history, and future of a dynamic and awe-inspiring cultural park. Experience the best of the park’s over 16 museums, lovely gardens, trails, several venues for performing arts, and many more recreational and creative attractions.
At 1,200 acres, the Balboa Park is North America’s most expansive cultural park and a must-stop on your San Diego’s next visit. Art installations, magnificent architecture, and year-round cultural events reflect the park’s rich history. Whether you’re a nature lover or an art fan, the park offers something to everyone.
Visit 17 World-Class Museums
The Park is home to several museums and cultural institutions offering an encompassing and enriching look at human experiences from various points of view. Show up during the Museum Month of February for extended hours and special deals. Be sure to get the Explorer Pass to access all museums or visit the free Timken museum.
Learn about the local and international culture of people in recent and past times. From the local San Diego’s history to past stories of trains, automobiles, and flights, a one-day visit to the Park is never enough. Several touring and permanent exhibits are available, so plan to return several times to see them all.
First-Class Performing Arts
Experience side-splitting comedies, lively musicals, puppet shows, Shakespearean plays, moving musical performances, and much more. Let inspiring performances sweep you into another world at the destination’s several performance spaces and stages. Enjoy extra entertainment during special occasions and seasons.
Dance Classes and Groups
Ever desired someone to teach you some important dance styles for your next date? The Park offers inexpensive dance lessons in all styles through its independent organizations. There’s something for you no matter your age or skill level. Carry some dancing shoes and invite a friend for fun.
Shopping for Treasure
The Park could be the place to find your next treasure. From an original art piece to garnish your living room to a photo of the California Tower on a postcard, the park is full of elegant, cultural, and customized gifts. Make a stop at one of the gift stores to buy a t-shirt to remember your visit.
Sit and relax in a century-old tree’s shade or recline on a bench to watch beautiful butterflies. From the one end to the other of the park, there are lush, peculiar, landscaped gardens. See sweet-smelling roses, acres of grass, towering trees, and brightly-colored water lilies shining in San Diego’s cool climate. Perfect place for picnics.
Enjoy Balboa’s Delicacies
Looking for a quick snack or a sit-down meal? There are limitless options throughout the Park. Sip teas and specialty coffee under an umbrella in the Plaza de Panama. Choose from a rich selection of burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads for your sit-down meal. Find answers to all your craving queries at the Park.
David Eshom DDS Meets All Your Dental Needs
Want to enjoy your trip at the Park but your teeth can’t allow you. Whether your entire mouth has no tooth or there are just a few dental gaps, Dr. David Eshom can solve all your dental problems. Visit David Eshom DDS offices before embarking on a 15-minute drive to the Park for a complete, smiley vacation.
Directions to Balboa Park
Get on I-5 S from University Center Ln
3 min (0.7 mi)
Continue on I-5 S. Take I-8 E to Sixth Ave. Take exit 2C from CA-163 S
10 min (11.0 mi)
Follow Sixth Ave to Balboa Dr
3 min (0.7 mi)
You arrived at Balboa Park
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