Located at the northwest corner of the House of Hospitality building, the Visitors Center has the most current and comprehensive information about the Park’s activities and attractions. Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day), the Visitors Center offers brochures, maps, audio tours, free guided tours of the Park, transportation information, dining advice, and more.
Hours: The Balboa Park grounds are open 24 hours a day, the Visitor Center is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, and museum hours vary by institution.
Free Park Tours: Explore the park’s rich history, spectacular architecture, and botanical wonders during a one-hour walking tour led by a Park Ranger on Sundays at 11am, and by Visitors Center staff on Tuesdays at 11am. Meet at Visitors Center.
Custom Tours: Book a one-hour custom tour of the Central Mesa for up to 15 guests. The $150 per tour fee helps support the Conservancy’s many initiatives to enhance the park and the visitor experience. Advanced reservations required by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Larger groups can be accommodated, keeping to the ratio of one guide per 15 people.
Phone: (619) 239-0512
Address: 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, California, 92101