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Things to Do in Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Alcazar Garden
The gardens surrounding the Alcazar Castle in Seville, Spain...
Gardens / Arboretums Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Bea Evenson Fountain
A favorite of barefoot children, this fountain shoots cool jets...
Fountains Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Botanical Building
The graceful redwood-lath structure, built for the 1915 Panama–California...
Gardens / Arboretums Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Cabrillo Bridge
The park's official (and pedestrian-friendly) gateway soars 120...
Bridges / Tunnels Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Carousel
Suspended an arm's length away on this antique merry-go-round...
Carousels Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
House of Pacific Relations
This is not really a house but a cluster of red tile–roof stucco...
Arts / Performance Venues Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden and Desert Garden
These neighboring gardens sit just across the Park Boulevard...
Gardens / Arboretums Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Japanese Friendship Garden
A koi pond with a cascading waterfall, a tea pavilion, and a...
Gardens / Arboretums Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater
Performances incorporate marionettes, hand puppets, rod puppets...
Arts / Performance Venues Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Marston House
George W. Marston (1850–1946), a San Diego pioneer and philanthropist...
Houses / Mansions Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Mingei International Museum
All ages can enjoy the Mingei's colorful and creative exhibits...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Miniature Railroad
Adjacent to the zoo parking lot and across from the carousel...
Transportation Sites Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Museum of Photographic Arts
World-renowned photographers such as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Palm Canyon
Heading down into this lush canyon near the House of Charm provides...
Canyon Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
The center's interactive exhibits are artfully educational. Older...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
San Diego Air and Space Museum
By day, the streamlined edifice looks like any other structure...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
San Diego Automotive Museum
Even if you don't know a choke from a chassis, you're bound to...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
San Diego Hall of Champions
In a 70,000-square-foot building, this museum celebrates local...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
San Diego History Center
The San Diego Historical Society maintains its research library...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
When the impressive exhibits at this 27,000-square-foot museum...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
San Diego Museum of Art
Known primarily for its Spanish Baroque and Renaissance paintings...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
San Diego Museum of Man
If the facade of this building—the landmark California Building—looks...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
San Diego Natural History Museum
There are 7.5 million fossils, dinosaur models, and even live...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park's—and perhaps the city's—most famous attraction is...
Zoos / Aquariums Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Spanish Village Art Center
More than 250 local artists, including glassblowers, enamel workers...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
The 2,400-bench-seat pavilion, dedicated in 1915 by sugar magnates...
Arts / Performance Venues Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Timken Museum of Art
Though somewhat out of place architecturally, this small and...
Museums / Galleries Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
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