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Private San Diego: Balboa Park Highlights & Secrets

Group (1-2)
Additional Person (per person)

Explore one of the country’s best urban cultural parks. Balboa Park has a bit of everything, including grand architecture, diverse museums, cultural institutions, and captivating gardens. Visit spots even locals don’t know. Keep the camera handy for what might be the prettiest tour in town!

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

Balboa Park Tour Highlights

  • Discover the inspiring, quirky, and fascinating history of one of the nation’s largest urban cultural parks on a private tour
  • Uncover historical and architectural treasures hiding in plain sight
  • Explore a botanical garden’s vibrant collection of more than 2,100 plants
  • Learn about the early 20th-century expositions that shaped Balboa Park
  • Find the best spots to photograph Balboa Park’s beautiful Spanish colonial revival architecture

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one beverage at a park coffee cart.

Exclusions: Souvenirs and personal shopping, food and drinks beyond what is included and gratuities for your guide. Entrance to the museums are not offered with this tour, but your guide will provide suggestions along the way for you to come back and visit during your own time. 

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Next to Founder’s Plaza statues between 6th Ave and Balboa Drive on Laurel Street at the west entrance of Balboa Park. They are located in Sefton Plaza and are directly across the street from the Lawn Bowling Club.
  • Starting time: 10.00 AM
  • Ending point: Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park