• Museums

    Timken Museum of Art

    Drop into the always-free Timken Museum of Art where you will find works by European Masters, 19th-century American art, and the only Rembrandt on public display in San Diego.

    Front entrance of the Timken Museum of Art building.

    Timken Museum of Art

    Discover fine art in the "jewel box" of Balboa Park.

  • Food and Shopping

    Balboa Park Visitors Center & Gift Shop

    A stop at the Visitor Center enhances any Balboa Park trip. Friendly and knowledgeable volunteers can help you decide where you want to go and the best way to get there.

    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.

  • Parks and Gardens

    Alcazar Garden

    Take a stroll through the Alcazar Garden, one of the most photogenic spots in the Park. Colorfully tiled fountains and neatly trimmed gardens sit in the shadow of the California Tower.

    Zoro Garden

    Search for butterflies in the Zoro Garden, which contains larvae and nectar plants to support these winged beauties.

    Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden

    Take time to stop and smell the roses at the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden. The garden is home to over 1,600 roses of 130 varieties.

    Two adults holding hands while walking in Alcazar garden.

    Alcazar Garden

    Stroll through ornate fountains, exquisite turquoise blue, yellow, and green Moorish tiles, and a shady pergola.

    Three people walking down a stone walled ramp into Zoro Garden.

    Zoro Garden

    A former nudist colony turned butterfly garden.

    Several bushes with fully bloomed pink roses in front of a fountain in the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden

    Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden

    A stunning display of approximately 1,600 roses, including more than 130 varieties.

  • Other

    California Tower view from the Alcazar Garden.

    California Tower

    A soaring icon of San Diego overlooking Balboa Park.

    A diverse crowd of people sitting in the stands at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

    Spreckels Organ Pavilion

    Home to the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world.

    El Cid statue in Balboa Park.

    El Cid Statue

    A striking statue of a medieval legend.

    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.

    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.

    Adult and child riding on a camel on a carousel


    A rare chance to ride an original menagerie carousel.


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