Things to Do in Balboa Park: Activities & Special Attractions

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Things to Do in Balboa Park: Activities & Special Attractions

Fun Things to Do in Balboa Park


You can spend time in Balboa Park to get some fresh air in a scenic setting. Enjoy a romantic retreat in San Diego, strolling hand in hand along the winding walking and jogging trails. If you bring the little ones, find plenty of family-friendly activities from the play areas to the many museums and the famous San Diego Zoo.


Take in the local performing arts scene, explore culture, and encounter a wide range of special attractions. Stroll along the multicultural exhibits at Centro Cultural de la Raza, a museum dedicated to Chicano, Mexican, Indigenous, and Latino art and culture. Tour the majestic Marston House, a landmark that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places dating back to 1905. Continue to cultivate your worldview inside the architecturally stunning Mingei International Museum. Here you can explore the ever-changing exhibits of contemporary and ancient folk art. 


Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as this only the beginning. You can spend an entire day spotting exotic wildlife at the San Diego Zoo. If you're an amateur photographer at heart, check out the artistic snapshots in the Museum of Photographic Arts. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center offers hands-on learning opportunities, including an IMAX® dome that delves into the deep sea and outer space. For more air and space exhibits, head into the San Diego Air & Space Museum.


Find anything that fascinates you, from classic cars in the Automotive Museum to the rich ball-playing history of the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum. Discover the amazing displays at the 10,000-square-foot Art Institute, then stumble upon the San Diego Museum of Art, the largest fine art museum in the region.


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