• Food & drink
  • Park
  • Walking
  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical

Balboa Park, a green space set aside in 1835 and site of several international expositions, covers 1,200 acres (490 ha) with gardens, walking space, green belts, museums, theaters and, most of all, the San Diego Zoo. It is named after the Spanish explorer credited with being the first European to see the Pacific Ocean although a considerable distance south in Panama. Downtown, Parkers Hill, North Park and Golden Hill are old neighborhoods around the park. Factoid: The Beatles and the Rolling Stones both played venues in the park.

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Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, United States

General impression
Excellent
LGBT-friendly
Excellent
Margaret Steinbrunn has been to and reviewed Balboa Park

Added 3 months ago

Growing up in San Diego Balboa Park is a go too for any visitor. It has it all, Culture, The Zoo, great food, lots to discover. Plan well or go on an adventure for 2 or 3 days. There is something for everyone. It is very LGBQ Friendly....

Danielle has been to and wishlisted Balboa Park

Added 2 years ago

Inn at the Park

  • Suite Hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Andaz Hotel
1.9 km
Andaz Hotel

  • Boutique hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Hillcrest Inn
1.9 km
Hillcrest Inn

  • Extended Stay Hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Baja Betty's
1 km
Baja Betty's
1 review

  • Casual
  • Mexican
Uptown Tavern
1.2 km
Uptown Tavern
1 review

  • Pub
  • American
Babycakes
1.9 km
Babycakes

  • Bakery
  • Sweets
Pecs
0.8 km
Pecs
1 review

  • Bar
  • For Men
Numbers
0.7 km
Numbers

  • Nightclub
  • For Men
Gossip Grill
1.2 km
Gossip Grill
1 review

  • Bar
  • For Women