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Follow a guide who knows the quickest and most convenient ways around Balboa Park to see its main highlights on this 2-hour walking tour. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll spend an intimate day with a small group of like-minded explorers. From Alcazar Garden to Zoro Gardens, there’s more than enough to fill your time.
  • 2-hour walking tour of Balboa Park’s highlights
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures personal attention from your guide
  • Visit the Spanish Village Art Center, Alcazar Garden and Zoro Gardens
  • Pass by the Old Globe Theatre and Natural History Museum
For this 2-hour walking tour of Balboa Park’s highlights meet your small group a little before 10am at the Founder's Statue on the west side of the park. Your tour takes off at 10am sharp. Your guide is super familiar with the park and knows the best ways to help you see the most of the park in a short amount of time.

From the Founder's Statue we will head over to California Tower, one of San Diego’s most famous landmarks. Follow your guide’s lead into Alcazar Gardens and take in the scenery of colorful flowers and park fountains. We will make our way past the Old Globe Theatre which was modeled after The Globe Theatre London. 

Next we will walk through the heart of the Prado to admire unique building facades and roof supports.

We will visit Zoro Gardens, the past the Bea Evenson fountain, the Natural History Museum and then a a pop into the Spanish Village Art Center. We'll take a break to grab a drink from a local coffee cart before continuing past one of the largest Morton Bay fig trees in California and the San Diego Junior Theater. 

Next, we will visit the Botanical Building, closed on Thursdays, home to more than 2,100 plants.

After hitting up these hot spots, your guide takes you to the Plaza de Panama. Before you part ways, you can get an inside scoop from him or her about where you might want to go next. He or she is happy to give you recommendations for places to eat or tell you how to get to the Balboa Park Visitor Center.


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, Dec 2017

Fantastic - I was the only person booked on, but the tour went ahead. Jennifer was a great guide. It was informative and gave a great insight into the park and different areas with recommendations based on your was like waking around with a knowledgeable friend. The park pass was definitely a worthwhile purchase too.

, Oct 2017

Our tour was through Urban Adventures and our tour guide was Jennifer. It was just me and my husband, so ended up being a private tour for just the two of us. Jennifer is wonderful... really knows everything about the park, including lots of out of the way, interesting things we would not have seen otherwise. She's very friendly and is a wealth of information about travel in general. We will definitely look into using Urban Adventures in the future!

, Oct 2017

This was an excellent tour of Balboa Park and Jennifer was a wealth of information and history. Highly recommend it and her.

, Aug 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my guided walking tour through Balboa Park. I met my guide, Jennifer, at the western end of the park, Sefton Plaza, and then over the next 2 hours, we moved eastward, and she explained the history and architecture of each significant building. She made the walk very interesting and had a very good knowledge of the Park. I would thoroughly recommend this tour.

, Jun 2017

What a good tour! Jennifer is very knowledgeable and entertaining, and I learned a lot about the history of the park, its beginnings, its architecture. My favorite part was finding the Spanish Village Art Center, an area of the park I had never seen, despite several previous visits. I think my return visits will be more rewarding thanks to her insights and tips. I highly recommend this tour.

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