Take a look around
San Diego Museum of Art
Best known for its collection of Spanish old master paintings, don’t miss the Museum’s collection of works by El Greco, Goya, Ribera, Sanchez Cotan and more.
Fleet Science Center
Catch one of the latest film releases at the Fleet’s iconic Heikoff Giant Dome Theater specially designed to create an immersive experience.
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Take in the history of flight at the San Diego Air and Space Museum where you will find an impressive collection of aircraft and space-age technology.
If pop culture and art are more your jam, the Comic-Con Museum offers rotating exhibits on comics, film, science fiction, and fantasy genres. Movie screenings, trivia contests, and hands-on workshops offer visitors an interactive and engaging experience.
San Diego Air and Space Museum
Examine the intersection of science, space, and aviation history.Explore
Parks, Gardens, and Trails
Botanical Building and Lily Pond (Free)
A beloved icon of Balboa Park, the Botanical Building and Lily Pond offer a tropical oasis that provides relief amongst the rich architecture of the Park.
Japanese Friendship Garden (Paid)
Find your zen amongst the cherry tree groves, large azalea and camellia garden, and a water feature reminiscent of the San Diego watershed in this traditional Japanese garden.
San Diego Museum of Art Sculpture Garden (Free)
Stroll through the San Diego Museum of Art’s May S. Marcy Court & Sculpture Garden.
Food & Drink
The Tea Pavilion at the Japanese Friendship Garden
Enjoy a variety of teas from the Tea Pavilion on your way to your next destination.
Panama 66 at the San Diego Museum of Art
Walk up anytime to Panama 66 for some food and drinks or enjoy live music with cocktails in the evenings.
Looking for something a little more upscale? The Prado offers charming indoor and outdoor dining with a unique decor.
Spanish Village Art Center (Free)
Appreciate the color and artistic atmosphere of Spanish Village where you can grab a coffee and see artists at work in their studios.
California Tower at the Museum of Us (Paid)
Venture up the Tower stairs for this unforgettable view of San Diego from the top.
Balboa Park Carousel (Paid)
Take a spin on one of the few remaining brass ring games on carousels in North America.
Cabrillo Bridge (Free)
Access the park or just enjoy the views by driving, biking or walking across this historic bridge into Balboa Park.
Spreckels Organ Pavillion
Bring a picnic and enjoy performances of classical and contemporary music every Sunday at 2 p.m.
Plan Your Visit
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