In the heart of San Diego is beautiful Balbao Park, a horticultural paradise. Within its 1,200 lush acres are 85 cultural attractions, including 15 museums, art Galleries, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, the Tony- award winning The Globe Theatres, Starlight Bowl, sports facilities, the World- Famous San Diego Zoo, the historic Spreckels Organ Pavilion and an abundance of lush gardens and trees.
The Balbao Park Tram provides convenient access to the park, originating at the Inspiration Point Parking Lot, offering 11 intermediate stops through the central core of Balbao Park. The free tram operates seven days a week from 10 am to 3:30 pm during the fall and winter month, and 9:30 am during the spring and summer.
San Diego’s rich interest in arts and culture is showcased throughout the county in some 90 museums, historic sites and monuments devoted to art, history, physical and natural sciences and more.
Guests can also discover dynamic performing arts when they visit San Diego, including two Tony Award- winning theatres, the San Diego Opera, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, professional dance companies, chamber music ensembles and much more.
Additional attractions in Balboa Park include:
Balboa Park Carousel
Balboa Park Miniature Railroad
House of Hospitality and Balboa Park Visitors Center
House of Pacific Relations International Cottages
Photographic Arts Building
San Diego Zoo
Spanish Village Art Center
United Nations Building,
And the following Museums:
Centro Cultural de la Raza
Japanese Friendship Garden
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Photographic Arts
Museum of San Diego History
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Art Institute (SDAI): Museum of the Living Artist
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Natural History Museum
Timken Museum of Art
Veterans Museum & Memorial Center