Free Things to Do in Balboa Park, San Diego


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7 Responses

  1. Andi says:

    Awww I used to live near BP and would go there all the time. 🙂

  2. Melissa Howe says:

    Make the Visitors Center your first stop. Then hop on one of the free buses that will drive you throughout the park. The drivers are generally aware of what’s going on in the park and can offer you valuable suggestions. You might want to tour the entire park for one loop before disembarking to explore this amazing urban park.

    • JoAnna says:

      Great tip, Melissa! I didn’t even realize there was a bus that went through the park! We got there so early, hardly anything was open, so we just parked and went on foot.

  3. Mike says:

    I live in San Diego and really need to get out and explore more of this great city.

  4. Patty says:

    Love this article on free things to do in Balboa Park. For other fun, family friendly and free events and activities, visit San Diego Family Fun at

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