Explore the splendor of Balboa Park on an exclusive escorted tour, where the rich tapestry of history meets vibrant cultural experiences. Spanning 1,200 acres near downtown San Diego, this national treasure, named after Vasco Nunez de Balboa and nurtured by Kate Sessions, offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and human ingenuity. With an all-in-one pass granting access to 16 museums, including the Museum of Natural History and the San Diego Air and Space Museum, guided by seasoned experts and accompanied by refreshing refreshments, this expedition promises unforgettable discoveries for adventurers of all group sizes.



Approx. 8 Hours

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Discover the wonders of Balboa Park in San Diego with a private escorted tour. Spanning over 1,200 acres and nestled conveniently near downtown, this national treasure invites exploration. Named after the famed Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa and graced with trees planted by the renowned American horticulturalist Kate Sessions, Balboa Park boasts a rich history dating back to its reservation in 1835.

Encompassing open spaces, lush vegetation, and a myriad of cultural delights including museums, theaters, gardens, shops, and restaurants, as well as the renowned San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park offers a captivating experience. Recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1977, it stands as one of the oldest sites in the United States dedicated to public recreational use.

Embark on our exclusive tour and gain access to all 16 participating Balboa Park museums with an all-in-one pass. Valid for seven consecutive days from the first use, this pass ensures you can delve into the treasures of institutions such as the Museum of Natural History, The Japanese Friendship Garden, the San Diego Air and Space Museum, and many more.

Led by a seasoned tour guide, your expedition promises insider insights and seamless navigation. Quench your thirst with complimentary bottled water and snacks as you immerse yourself in the park's wonders. Whether you're a solo adventurer or a group of enthusiasts, our tour accommodates all sizes.

To reserve your spot or inquire further, please contact us at 619-239-2111. Upon booking, all tour details and tickets are promptly emailed to you, ensuring a hassle-free experience from start to finish.

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Tour Details


$499.00 per guest.

This includes a Parkwide Pass that includes one admission to each of the participating venues.
Valid for 7 consecutive days! Note: Not valid for re-entry.


Balboa Park in San Diego, California.


Daily, Upon Request.


This experience takes place in all weather conditions.


Your Departure Location in San Diego.


Please contact us for any additional information at 1-619-367-9207.


Approx. 8 Hours


Private Tour.


2 guest minimum for this tour.
Any group size can be accommodated.


Comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes.


Please bring yourself ready for an awesome time!


No cancellations or refunds within 7 days of your tour date.

The Ultimate Balboa Park Experience Includes:

  • Spanish Art Village: Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the Spanish Art Village, where local San Diego artists showcase their talents, providing a firsthand look at the creative process.

  • Botanical Building and Lily Pond: Discover the iconic Botanical Building, a masterpiece of architecture housing a diverse collection of plants. Admire the serene Lily Pond, a picturesque spot within Balboa Park.

  • Alcazar Garden: Stroll through the Alcazar Garden, a beautifully landscaped area with vibrant floral displays, modeled after gardens in Spain.

  • Japanese Friendship Garden: Experience the tranquility of the Japanese Friendship Garden, featuring traditional Japanese landscaping, koi ponds, and serene pathways.

  • Balboa Park Trails: Glide through the park's scenic trails, surrounded by lush greenery and diverse plant life, providing a refreshing and natural escape.

  • California Tower: Marvel at the iconic California Tower, part of the Museum of Man, and enjoy panoramic views of Balboa Park and the surrounding areas.

  • Old Globe Theatre: Pass by the Old Globe Theatre, a renowned regional theater with a rich history, hosting a variety of performances throughout the year.

  • Museum of Photographic Arts: Explore the Museum of Photographic Arts, dedicated to photography as an art form, featuring captivating exhibitions and collections.

  • Spreckels Organ Pavilion: Visit the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, home to one of the world's largest outdoor pipe organs. Enjoy live organ performances in a picturesque setting.

  • Spanish-Colonial Architecture: Admire the Spanish-Colonial architecture throughout the park, including buildings such as the California Building and the House of Hospitality, both built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

  • Museum of Art: Pass by the San Diego Museum of Art, featuring a diverse collection of artworks spanning various periods and styles.

  • Centennial Park: Enjoy the scenic beauty of Centennial Park, offering panoramic views of downtown San Diego and the bay.

  • Fountain and Plaza de Balboa: Experience the grandeur of the fountain at Plaza de Balboa, a central gathering place within Balboa Park.

  • International Cottages: Explore the International Cottages, charming structures representing different countries, fostering cultural exchange.

  • Balboa Park History Center: Learn more about the history of Balboa Park at the Balboa Park History Center, gaining insights into its evolution and significance.

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