Balboa Park


Balboa Park is one of the best places in San Diego. With 14 different museums, numerous gardens, theaters, shows and more, visitors can’t go wrong. Here’s some information about the Visitor Center in the Park.

Visitor Center 

9:30am-4:30pm Daily

Visitor Center has volunteers who answer questions about the Park. Get free maps, brochures on all the attractions within Balboa Park, audio tours, free walking tours and shop the well-curated gift shop.


1549 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101


Audio Tours: Purchase at the Visitor Center

Architectural Heritage Tours
1st Wednesday of every month

Offshoot Tours
Every Saturday (different theme depending on the Saturday of the month)
1st Saturday: Balboa Park History
2nd Saturday: Palm Trees
3rd Saturday: Other Trees in the Park
4th Saturday: Desert Vegetation
5th Saturday: Tour del Dia

Ranger-Led Tours
Every Tuesday and Sunday
Balboa Park Family Guide PDF:

Balboa Park’s website:


Centro Cultural de la Raza
House of Pacific Relations International Cottages
Japanese Friendship Garden
Marston House
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Photographic Arts
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Air and Space Museum
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum
San Diego History Center
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Zoo
Spanish Village Art Center
The San Diego Museum of Art
Timken Museum of Art
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
WorldBeat Center


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