Explorer Staff Picks: Best Places to Grab a Bite or a Drink in the Park! Take a look below at our staff picks on some of the best spots for coffee, meals, and small bites in Balboa Park: The Flying Squirrel at The Natural History Museum  This cafe offers everything...

Balboa Park’s Most Beautiful Gardens

Balboa Park’s Most Beautiful Gardens The Botanical Building and Lily Pond, together, are one of the most captivating landmarks in Balboa Park. Located in the front of the Botanical Building, you will find the charming Lily Pond. Featuring beautiful fully-bloomed...

Start Your Weekend at Balboa Park!

  August 23, 2019 (SAN DIEGO, CA) – Fridays are for Food Trucks! Friday evenings at 5 pm, a fleet of food trucks roll into Balboa Park’s El Prado walkway to provide a wide range of gastronomic options from appetizers to desserts to everything in...

The Japanese Friendship Garden: Kannon Bosatsu Statue

    BRONZE KANNON BOSATSU AS SEEN IN JFG’S LOWER GARDEN OUTDOOR EXHIBIT August 2019 (SAN DIEGO, CA) – It’s got quite the story! And here’s just a little bit of it: Originally made in 1735, this gorgeous cast bronze statue has traveled thousands of miles...

Balboa Park Holiday Hours – Winter 2018 Edition!

Eager to visit a museum for the holidays? You’re in luck! A few Park organizations continue to stay open all throughout the season. Keep scrolling to check out our Balboa Park museum holiday hours, and take note of which ones you’ll definitely be visiting by...

Celebrate the holidays with Balboa Park!

♫ Dashing through the Park, on a Bird Scooter today, I wonder how museums … celebrate the holidays! ♫ Well, wonder no further! Balboa Park loves the holidays, so December is chock full of wonderful wintry events perfect for guests of all ages. Eager to fill up...