Balboa Park Hidden Gems Tour
Sun Apr 02 2023 at 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm
Plaza de Panama | San Diego, CA
About this Event
The Balboa Park Hidden Gems Tour takes you on a 1.5 hour guided walking tour highlighting some of the most iconic locations in San Diego.
We'll talk about the history of the area and I'll show you where several important events have taken place over the past 100+ years.
Today Balboa Park is all about art & culture. It's the largest urban cultural park in the nation, home to several theaters, over 16 museums, numerous cultural organizations, and beautiful gardens.
Why Take A Tour of Balboa Park?
A walking tour is a great to get the most out of your day in Balboa Park. 1.5 hours is just enough time to see all of the highlights, and hear some interesting stories about the park's history along the way. This gives you the rest of the day to enjoy the museums, gardens, restaurants, or any other attractions in San Diego you have on your list.
My knowledge of Balboa Park's history has grown over the past few years as a volunteer tour guide and info desk attendant with Forever Balboa Park, the busiest visitor center in San Diego. You can be sure you've found a guide who can accurately explain the history of Balboa Park to your group and make your visit a memorable one.
When is the Best Time to Visit?
Any day is a great day to visit Balboa Park!
Choose a Balboa Park Hidden Gems Tour offered any day you wish to visit. You will be able to easily book online, or by phone for certain dates.
What To Expect
The tour begins at the Plaza de Panama in the center of Balboa Park. We will discuss the history of California and San Diego.
Then we begin a one 1 mile walk on mostly flat pavement. I will explain the history of Balboa Park's amazing architecture and beautiful gardens as we make our way through one of San Diego's most iconic locations.
Here are the structures, monuments and gardens we will view and discuss:
-San Diego Museum of Art
-May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden
-Old Globe Theater
-Museum of Us
-Mingei International Museum
-Spreckels Organ Pavilion
-Japanese Friendship Garden
-El Cid Statue
-House of Hospitality
-Casa de Prado
-Casa De Balboa
-The Natural History Museum
-Fleet Science Center
-Bea Evenson Fountain
-Moreton Bay Fig Tree
-Panama-California Sculpture Court
We will not enter museums
What To Bring
Sunscreen, water, hat, and sunglasses are recommended when the weather is hot.
Where is it happening?Plaza de Panama, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, United States
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