Balboa Park is where culture and nature meet.  Lush grounds, from gardens to forests, fountains to playgrounds, and sweeping architecture from Spanish Colonial Revival to mid-century Modern span the heart of the Park.  More than 17 museums filled with everything from dinosaurs to space travel, science to the study of humankind, photographs to old masters, and automobiles to orchids.  Plays, musicals, orchestras, ballet, heritage dancing, song, and the World Famous San Diego Zoo, round out a vast array of things to see and do.

The Museums:
Fleet Science Center
Japanese Friendship Garden
Marston House
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego History Center
San Diego Mineral and Gem Society
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)
The San Diego Museum of Art
Timken Museum of Art
Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
WorldBeat Center
With so many museums and things to do and see, you might want to consider getting the Balboa Park Explorer Pass, saving you up to 64%. See for more info.