A view of the Cabrillo Bridge and California Tower.

Cabrillo Bridge

The most famous entrance to the Park's cultural district.

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California Tower view from the Alcazar Garden.

California Tower

A soaring icon of San Diego overlooking Balboa Park.

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Adult and child riding on a camel on a carousel


A rare chance to ride an original menagerie carousel.

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Balboa park tour group standing in a semi circle listening to a tour guide speak.

Custom Private Tours

Explore the park’s rich history, spectacular architecture, and botanical wonders.

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El Cid statue in Balboa Park.

El Cid Statue

A striking statue of a medieval legend.

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A red, orange, and white minature train is coming around a turn. The train operator is in the front with groups of adult and child passengers in the train cars behind them.

Miniature Train

Take a fun tour on an antique train.

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A fish eye lens view of the Moreton Bay Fig Tree and viewing platform in Balboa Park.

Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Marvel at a century-old, magnificent giant.

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Entrance to the Photographic Arts Building. The building is all white with a red terracotta roof and surrounded by trees and large bushes.

Photographic Arts Building

Gather with other photographers to show and hone your skills.

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A male lion from the San Diego Zoo appears on the right looking to the left

San Diego Zoo

A world-famous home to animals and global conservation programs.

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Two people looking two statues in Sefton Plaza in Balboa Park.

Sefton Plaza

Depicting Pivotal Figures in Balboa Park's History.

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A multi-color tiled sign on a building that says Spanish Village Art Center.

Spanish Village Art Center

A colorful village for art makers and lovers alike.

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The entry way to the Balboa Park Visitors Center with a green and white arched sign on the left and a display of post cards on the right.

Visitors Center

Begin your Balboa Park adventure at the Visitors Center.

You can find the latest Park information either at the Visitor Center located in the House of Hospitality or at the Park Ambassador Information Tent located in front of the building in the Plaza de Panama.

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A tour guide mid lecture in front of the House of Hospitality with a group of older adults.

Visitor Center Free Park Tours

Hear a full one-hour expert overview of the park’s history and attractions during a leisurely walking tour of the park’s Central Mesa

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Several groups of people sitting at tables at the Alaska Airlines Flight Path Grill.

Alaska Airlines Flight Path Grill

Admire planes flying overhead while you enjoy some American-style food.

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Several people of varying ages and appearance are sitting at Cafe in the Parks dining area and an adult with a child are ordering at the cash register in the background..

Café in the Park

Stop by and see the mouth-watering selection, and diverse menu at Café in the Park.

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Lady Carolyn Pub entrance surrounded by green ivy

Lady Carolyn’s Pub

Grab a drink or tasty treat before watching one of the Old Globe's spectacular performances.

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Detailed metal door entrance to Panama 66 at the San Diego Museum of Art. The bar and California Tower can be seen in the background.

Panama 66 at The San Diego Museum of Art

Draft beer, craft cocktails and locally sourced food. Entertainment varies throughout the week.

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Front entrance to the Japanese Friendship Garden's Tea Pavilion. The building is beige with brown trim and a roof.

The Tea Pavilion

Appreciate delightful Japanese cuisine while taking in scenic views.

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