Segredos e destaques do Balboa Park

San Diego, Estados Unidos

Experiência oferecida por Jenn

2 horas, Oferecida em Inglês

O que você fará

Often referred to as the cultural jewel of San Diego, Balboa Park is one of the more popular places for visitors to explore, but many rush from one thing to the next. We're going to slow down and dive deep into the nooks and crannies of the park, discovering architectural details, delightful gardens, and cultural treasures most guests pass by. There's an Instagram-able spot around every corner!

We'll start at the western end of the park and cross Cabrillo Bridge, entering the park as VIPs did at the beginning of the Panama-California Exposition. We'll zigzag our way along the Prado, the heart of the central mesa, taking in the shear beauty of the place. Specifically we'll:
-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
- Discover how the park was formed 150 years ago, and how city leaders have used it to promote San Diego ever since
- See where the Navy marched and nudists lounged in the early 20th century
- Explore plant and tree filled gardens and a sculpture courtyard hiding in plain sight
- Enjoy a beverage at a locally owned and operated coffee cart

Please note
This is a walking tour - we'll cover less than 2 miles but will be on our feet most of the time. Tour ends 10 minutes away from where it begins.

Great for groups - available for team building
Often referred to as the cultural jewel of San Diego, Balboa Park is one of the more popular places for visitors to explore, but many rush from one thing to the next. We're going to slow down and dive deep into the nooks and crannies of the park, discovering architectural details, delightful gardens, and cultural treasures most guests pass by. There's an Instagram-able spot around every corner!

We'll start at the western end of the pa…

O que está incluído

  • Bebidas
    Enjoy a hot or cold beverage at a local coffee cart.
  • Equipamento
    Map of the park to allow you to explore after the tour.

Acessibilidade

Banheiro acessível
Piso plano ou nivelado na maior parte

Conheça seu anfitrião, Jenn

Anfitrião do Airbnb desde 2016
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I’m a native to San Diego and a professional tour guide here since 2002. I've led different types of tours but my favorite - walking tours - led me to own & operate San Diego Urban Adventures from 2017-2021 and launch San Diego Walks in March of 2021.

I'm a passionate local who loves to show off our beautiful city while meeting people from all over the world – that’s you! I know the city in a way guide books don't, and want you to see Balboa Park through my eyes. Have a question about the park, or the city, or recommend our favorite craft beer or taco shop? Join me!
I’m a native to San Diego and a professional tour guide here since 2002. I've led different types of tours but my favorite - walking tours - led me to own & operate San Diego Urban Adventures from 2017-2021 and launch San Diego Walks in March of 2021.

I'm a passionate local who loves to show off our beautiful city while meeting people from all over the world – that’s you! I know the city in a way guide books don't, and want you to see Balboa Park through my eyes. Have a question abou…
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Onde você estará

We'll walk across the Cabrillo Bridge and see the California Tower, Alcazar Garden, Old Globe Theater, Plaza de Panama, the Botanical building, Zoro Garden, the best coffee cart in the park, multiple museums, hidden statues, some crazy looking plants, an artist colony that is a work of art itself, hidden architectural gems, and the best bathrooms in the park.

Avaliado com 4,94 de 5 de um total de 141 avaliações.

Judy
outubro de 2021
We had a wonderful tour of Balboa Park with Jen. She is so knowledgeable about the history of the park and all it has to offer. She also provided nice ideas of activities to do in the park after our tour. The pace of the tour was excellent and the complimentary beverage was a nice extra. Definitely worth doing this experience when in San Diego.
Jennifer
outubro de 2021
one of the best tours in San Diego. Jenn is a fun and fabulous guide. highly recommend this tour. it gives you history without being tedious and is a great way to get the lay of the land for further exploration after the tour.
Mallory
setembro de 2021
Our tour of Balboa Park with Jenn was fabulous. She expertly tailored the itinerary to myself (3rd visit to SD) and my husband (born and raised in SD), leaving us both much more knowledgeable and appreciative of the park than when we started. Jenn also gave us excellent recommendations for the rest of our day at the park, including Panama 66 for lunch and the MOPA. We would definitely tour with Jenn again!
Roger & Sharon
setembro de 2021
Jenn did a fantastic job of sharing interesting facts about Balboa Park without getting into such detail that it gets overwhelming. Definitely worth the time and money. We would highly recommend this experience.
Becky
setembro de 2021
We had a fabulous walking tour. I had been to balboa park a few times, but felt like I needed to learn more about it to really appreciate it, and Jenn’s tour confirmed that. She was a great guide and gave us fabulous recommendations that we used. Would highly recommend this tour.
David
setembro de 2021
This was a great tour, Jenn knows a ton of history about the Park and San Diego in general. We definitely learned a lot of cool stuff we would not have found out on our own. The cold drink half way thru is much appreciated. I feel like these are always worth the money, as you just cant get the same experience as a DIY... It's a little longer than 2 hours from start to finish to get back to your car, but she asked about that when we started and made sure there were no conflicts.

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Todas as experiências podem ser canceladas e reembolsadas integralmente até 24 horas após a compra ou pelo menos 7 dias antes do início da experiência.

Requisitos dos hóspedes

No máximo 10 hóspedes com 12 anos ou mais podem participar.

O que levar

Comfortable shoes

A camera - an instagramable shot around every corner