A stunning landscape of art, culture and recreation, Balboa Park is the urban playground of San Diego. Balboa Park features world-class art and history museums, performing arts venues, beautiful gardens, spacious plazas, public art, play and recreation areas, 65 miles of scenic hiking and biking trails, dog parks, restaurants, and extraordinary exhibitions, performances, and events. Get wild at the San Diego Zoo, see a play at The Old Globe and explore amazing museums, including the San Diego Art Institute, San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum, and San Diego Museum of Art. Roam the Japanese Friendship Garden and Palm Canyon, or play a round at the Balboa Park Golf Complex. Balboa Park is a National Historic Landmark.
Hours -The Balboa Park grounds are open 24 hours a day and the Visitors Center is open 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily. Museum hours vary.
Prices -Park admission is free, and other tickets are per attraction.
- Resident Free Tuesdays
- Twilight in the Park - Summer Concerts
- Shakespeare Festival at The Old Globe
- Balboa Park December Nights
- Art Exhibitions, Films & Theatre Performances
- Hiking & Biking Trails
- Performing Arts
- Balboa Park Activity Center
- Puppet Show: Puppet Circo
Before you go