Find below customer service details of Balboa Park, San Diego, including phone and email. Besides contact details, the page also offers a brief overview of the tourist landmark.
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Directions: Google Maps
Email: [email protected]
About Balboa Park
Located in the state of California, Balboa Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Diego, and is the oldest metropolitan park in the United States. The park covers 1,400 acres of land, and is double the size, than the Central Park in Manhattan, and is the brainchild of Alonzo Horton, a real estate developer in San Diego. Established in 1968, the park stands named after Vasco Nunez de Balboa, the first European explorer to have set sail across the Pacific Ocean in the year 1910.
Balboa Park is a National Historic Landmark, containing around 14 restaurants, 16 museums, 19 botanic gardens, cultural institutions, public venues, and playgrounds. Abandoned for over 20 years, from the time of its inception, Botanist Kate Sessions revived Balboa Park with her untiring efforts, and is known as the Mother of Balboa Park. There are over 2,100 botanical plants, at the Park and around 7,000 vintage photographs, in the History and Arts Centre Museum.
With so much to explore and see at the Balboa Park, visitors can categorise the day visits based on the various zones of their interest. There are Museums, Performing Arts, Dance Classes, Group activities, Gardens, Themed attractions, Outdoor spaces, Shopping, Recreational activities, a Children’s Playground, Camps, Night events, and Guided tours. The Balboa Park has 6 Trails Gateway, 3 playground for children, 3 Dog Park, and 2 Bird Park for public use, and is open every day between 9:00am-6:00pm.
Major attractions at the Balboa Park are the San Diego Zoo, Cactus Garden, Botanical Building, Lily Pond, Zorro Garden, Japanese Garden, San Diego Museum, Centro Cultural de la Raza, Air and Space Museum, Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, San Diego RailRoad Museum, and Balboa Golf course. The best time to visit Balboa Park is during the summers and winter nights, as there are a host of events, concerts, and activities, worth exploring, with families and friends.
Open all year round, Balboa Park is free for public access, and admission tickets are mandatory for museums, zoo, and the cultural institution centres, found inside the Park premises. The playgrounds, gardens, water fountains, walking trail, and outdoor venues are free for public use, and is open every day from 9:00am-6:00pm, and extend to 8:00pm during the summers. Visitors can purchase Balboa Explorer Passes, as per the availability, and can use them for multiple visits, and access museums, and other attractions at the Park.
Tickets and multi-day, one-day and annual pass can be purchased on the website using major credit cards. Note that all sales are final and are non-refundable or non-transferable. The Explorer passes are valid at Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego Art Institute, Fleet Science Center, San Diego History Center, San Diego Automotive Museum, Timken Museum of Art, among other participating venues. For complaints or queries on events, tickets, cancellation, restaurant, parking, photography, or others, reach the Balbao Park support.