Our Nations largest Urban Cultural Park

Visit Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park is located in the heart of downtown San Diego. Covering 1,200 acres, the park is home to 15 major museums, various performing arts groups, international culture organizations, and beautiful hiking and biking trails. Discover stunning art collections, watch vivid IMAX films, learn from docent-led tours, and enjoy interactive, kid-friendly exhibitions. Other attractions in the Park include the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, art studios, carousel rides, and a mini-railroad. Acclaimed for its horticultural treasure, the Park hosts glorious gardens including an award-winning rose garden, a butterfly garden, rare plant species, 58 different varieties of palm trees and an outstanding botanical building housing over 2,000 different tropical plants. All these botanical marvels are set among manicured lawns, shady groves of majestic trees or nestled within peaceful vistas. Balboa Park is the perfect place to take the family for a fun-filled day! Bus Route 3, 7, 120 and Rapid 215