Official Websites:
Complete and current guide to museums, attractions, events, restaurants. Sponsored by the House of Hospitality Visitors Center in the Casa del Prado. Make the Visitors Center your first stop in the park. (For location, see the map on their web site.)
This is the Balboa park section of the San Diego Park & Recreation Department web site. The information is similar to the House of Hospitality web site but there is more detailed information on several subjects, including event use permits, the Balboa Park Activity Center, and the Balboa Park Golf Course.

Other Websites:

Maren Dougherty tracks the news, views and what’s next for Balboa Park online .

A one-page summary of the park on the San Diego Union-Tribune web site.

A detailed history of Balboa Park from the web site of the San Diego Historical Society.

The San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are numbers 1 and 6 of seven “Essential Attractions” in “Local Wally’s San Diego Tourist Guide … a local guide by a local guy.” An idiosyncratic, up-to-date guide to Balboa Park and the rest of San Diego. Local Wally will answer questions and give personal advice by e-mail, saying “it’s the only guide where you can actually communicate with the guy who wrote it.”


Read About Balboa Park:

These books are available at Balboa Park Visitors Center Gift Shop and/or San Diego Historical Society Gift Shop.