Visit Balboa Park

Balboa Park is home to more than 15 museums, trails, multiple performing arts venues, gorgeous gardens, and many other creative and recreational attractions, such as the San Diego Zoo, where culture, nature, and science collide. There is something for everyone with a variety of cultural institutions among its 1,200 charming and lushly planted acres. Balboa Park boasts 17 museums and cultural institutions with an incredible diversity of collections. From local San Diego history, to the history of flight, trains, or automobiles, to the workmanship of the old masters, and the arts, crafts, and culture of people near and far, recent and historical. There is no shortage of things to see and do. Some great museums you can visit at Balboa Park includes:

  • Japanese Friendship Garden 
  • Centro Cultural de la Raza
  • Fleet Science Center
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Museum of Us
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)
  • The San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum and more! 
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  • Must-see attractions at Balboa Park includes the following:

  • Balboa Park Carousel
  • Balboa Park Miniature Train
  • Cabrillo Bridge
  • California Tower
  • El Cid Statue
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree
  • Spanish Village Art Center
  • Sefton Plaza and more!
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  • Gorgeous gardens that you should not miss out on includes:

  • 1935 (Old) Cactus Garden
  • Alcazar Garden
  • Botanical Building and Lily Pond
  • California Native Plant Garden
  • Casa del Rey Moro Garden
  • Desert Garden
  • EthnoBotany Children’s Peace Garden
  • Japanese Friendship Garden 
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  • What’s the best part after a long day of fun at Balboa Park? Of course, a stay at Comfort-Inn Gaslamp. Our Inn is located less than 2 miles away, making it the smartest place to stay! It's always a great idea to book a stay near the location you’re going to be visiting to have easy access to your room throughout the whole day! Plan your perfect day ahead of time by booking your stay at Comfort Inn Gaslamp today! Visit our website or call (619) 202-4324.