Fun Activities in Balboa Park

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Visit the Botanical Building and lily pond. It’s free to visit and beautiful.


Spend time at the Friendship Garden, also known as San-Kei-En. This peaceful 12-acre garden was created as an expression of friendship between San Diego and our sister city Yokohama.


Walk along El Prado (the main pedestrian street). On any given day, you’ll find various activities set up by permitted entertainers including henna artists and giant bubble blowers.


Enjoy all of the hiking, walking, and biking trails throughout the park. They differ in length, difficulty, and scenery.


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