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Private Tour: Balboa Park in San Diego

Private Tour: Balboa Park in San Diego
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$149
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Explore San Diego's Balboa Park with a private guide, and hear informative narration about this 1,200-acre (485-hectare) cultural icon, declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1977. See areas like the Botanical Building or Rose Garden, and pass by a plethora of museums as you learn about the park’s history and architecture. Travel from your hotel to Balboa Park by luxury vehicle, and enjoy provided bottled water and snacks during this 2-hour tour.

Meet your private driver-guide at your hotel in San Diego, and ride comfortably by luxury car or SUV to Balboa Park, located near downtown San Diego. En route, discuss your interests with your guide — from gardens, museums and theaters to recreational facilities, gift shops, restaurants and the world-famous San Diego Zoo — so that your tour itinerary can be tailored to your group.
Named after the Spanish maritime explorer Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, this 1,200-acre cultural park in the heart of San Diego was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll gain insight from your guide into each cultural attraction you pass, and receive complimentary entry to the Timkin Art Museum and Spanish Village Art Center.
Your guide provides an overview of the grounds, allowing you free time to explore in more depth later on your own. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the park’s open areas and landscaped vegetation, learning about the trees planted by a renowned American gardener and how the entire site was established for public recreational use.
Perhaps make a photo stop at the picturesque Botanical Building and its adjacent Lily Pond and Lagoon, or see approximately 1,600 roses on display in the Rose Garden (free admission). You’ll find a variety of succulents in the Desert Garden and discover 58 species of palms along the winding, shady path of Palm Canyon. See the bonsai exhibit and koi pond in the Japanese Friendship Garden, built as a teahouse during the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition.
At the end of your tour, you’re driven back to your hotel by private vehicle.
Please note: This tour operates with a minimum of two people per booking.

Explore San Diego's Balboa Park with a private guide, and hear informative narration about this 1,200-acre (485-hectare) cultural icon, declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1977. See areas like the Botanical Building or Rose Garden, and pass by a plethora of museums as you learn about the park’s history and architecture. Travel from your hotel to Balboa Park by luxury vehicle, and enjoy provided bottled water and snacks during this 2-hour tour.