Holiday Fun in Balboa Park!

This holiday season, share your love for Balboa Park with your family and friends or treat yourself to a visit all on your own. Don’t miss the chance to catch these events full of joy, see old favorite exhibits and discover new ones in Balboa Park.   Annual...

‘Tis the Season of Giving!

Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at Balboa Park! With art, aviation, culture, science, automobiles, locomotives, and history! We have something special for everyone on your list. And we mean everyone!   The San Diego Museum of Art Find your own...

Your Guide for Thanksgiving Day at Balboa Park!

Thanksgiving is such a special holiday. This day is a chance for families to gather, to be thankful, enjoy being with one another and to create memories. There’s no place like home during the holidays but if you are looking to step outside before or after the...

Best Places to Grab a Bite or a Drink in the Park

Take a look below at our Explorer 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 from espresso drinks from local roaster James Coffee Co., wine and...

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...