Take an escorted historical walking tour at Balboa Park in San Diego. Balboa Park is national treasure which is a joy to be explored. In 1868 San Diego’s founders carved out a large swath of undeveloped land to create this majestic public park, just outside of downtown. Although Balboa Park’s fanciful buildings and road system were largely developed for two expositions in 1915-16 and 1935-36, the park is equally notable for its mature botanical collection and beautiful gardens. Come explore this San Diego treasure with us and enjoy the beautiful park that we love.

$99.00 per guest


Approx. 2 Hours

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Enjoy a professionally escorted historical walking tour of Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Relax as your Tour Guide Extraordinaire from Another Side Tours makes sure you see all of the most interesting and historic spots without skipping a thing.

We take our guests to Balboa Park daily and we are the experts on this crown jewel in the heart of San Diego. Balboa Park is America’s largest urban cultural park, but it is so much more than that! Balboa Park is a national treasure and it is just a fascinating place with a rich history and it is here waiting to be explored by YOU!

The park is 1,200 acres (4.9 km²) and centrally located next to downtown San Diego. It contains unique Spanish Colonial style architecture, and is named after the Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa. Many of the trees and gardens were planted by the famous American horticulturalist Kate Sessions. Balboa Park is one of the oldest sites in the United States dedicated to public recreational usage.

Besides open areas and natural vegetation, the park contains a variety of cultural attractions including the Spanish Village Art Center, an assortment of museums, theaters, numerous beautiful gardens, shops and restaurants as well as being the home to The World Famous San Diego Zoo. Balboa Park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977 and we are sure that you will love it too.

We look forward to hosting you as our VIP guests in Balboa Park. All details of your tour are emailed directly to you after booking. This tour includes a professional tour guide, bottled water, and some small snacks too.

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Tour Details


$99.00 per guest


Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.


Daily, Upon Request.


This experience takes place in most weather conditions.


El Prado Building
1549 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101


Please contact us for any additional information at 1-619-239-2111.


Approx. 2 Hours


Semi-Private Tour.


1 Guest is included here. Any group size can be accommodated for this tour.


Comfortable clothing and shoes.


Please bring yourself ready for an awesome time!


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

The Balboa Park Walking Tour Includes:

  • El Prado - Stroll along this long, wide promenade running through the heart of the park. Lined with magnificent buildings, many of which were built for the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition, El Prado is the main thoroughfare of the park.

  • Casa de Balboa

  • Botanical Building and Lily Pond

  • Spanish Village Art Center

  • Alcazar Garden

  • Spreckels Organ Pavillion

  • Museum of Man and California Tower

  • Museum of Art

  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree

  • Rose Garden and Desert Garden

  • Japanese Friendship Garden

  • Zoro Garden

  • The Bea Evenson Fountain

  • The Old Globe Theatre

  • And much much more!

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