Balboa Park

A cultural center of San Diego, captivating residents and tourists alike.

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About Balboa Park

Balboa Park tells the stories of San Diego’s collective history. The beautiful, walkable campus is a rich cultural resource and the central hub for art, science, and history within the region. Its greatest strength lies in the sheer number of cultural organizations within it, reflecting a diversity of disciplines, and providing a variety of immersion opportunities for visitors.

The park’s 1,200 acres are home to more than 100 nonprofit and community organizations. Developed more than a century ago, this multifaceted area is known as a natural and cultural destination, with lush gardens and iconic architecture. The park hosts 17 museums, numerous performing arts venues and organizations, 65 miles of hiking trails, a public golf course, and the San Diego Zoo. Balboa Park draws more than 14 million residents and tourists each year.


District Region: San Diego County

With 70 miles of sun-drenched coast, an inviting ocean, and a year-round daily forecast of 70°F, this southernmost stretch of the state is all about outdoor fun. Theme parks and attractions, legendary retreats, art, culture and diversity all reside at the edge of a sparkling blue sea.

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