Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden Tours

In the middle of San Diego’s most beautiful park lies what may be its most beautiful patch of land — a three-acre world renowned rose garden with over 180 varieties of the flower. Gardeners introduce new varieties each year, with 2,400 roses in bloom for most of the year.

The rose garden is a lovely place to take a stroll, and is meant to be enjoyed at a relaxed pace. Paths wind throughout the various plants, with a variety of colors and sizes of roses is remarkable to see. Fountains, gazebos, tiles, and columns act as backdrops for the colorful flowers.

The number of roses also creates a wonderfully scented experience. Maintained by volunteers, it has a community feel while still being one of the most elegant places in San Diego. The garden has won multiple awards for excellence, including being named an Outstanding Rose Garden in the USA.

Practical Info

The garden is located on the eastern side of Balboa Park and is free to enter. It is beautiful year-round but sees its peak bloom season in April and May. There’s an adjacent desert garden in the park that’s also worth a visit.
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Address: 2125 Park Blvd., San Diego, California 92104, USA
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Hours: Open 24 hours
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Platinum Balboa Park and Downtown Segway Tour

Explore downtown San Diego and Balboa Park on a 2.5-hour Segway tour. Follow your guide to historic sites like the Hall of Justice and Pantoja Park, then make your way through Little Italy and the expansive grounds of Balboa Park. In the park you glide past destinations including Founder’s Plaza, the San Diego Museum of Natural History, and the Inez Parker Memorial Rose Garden. Your guide provides commentary on San Diego's history and landmarks throughout the tour. Includes guide, use of equipment, and Segway orientation—no prior experience necessary.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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San Diego Gaslamp Segway Tour

Explore San Diego by Segway on this comprehensive 2-hour tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll learn about the city’s major landmarks and history while passing top attractions like Balboa Park, the USS 'San Diego' Memorial, Petco Park and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Snacks and beverages are included along the way, as well as a brief safety session to ensure that you feel completely comfortable hitting the streets on your Segway.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Tour: Balboa Park in San Diego

Ride in a luxury vehicle to Balboa Park for a private tour of this National Historic Landmark District of San Diego. Explore the 1,200-acre (485-hectare) cultural icon with your own personal guide and customize your 2-hour itinerary with your choice of sights, including complimentary admission to the Spanish Village Art Center; Botanical Garden, Rose Garden and Cactus Garden; and Timken Art Museum. Pass by numerous museums and hear informative commentary about the park’s history and architecture. Bottled water and snacks are provided.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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