Alaska Airlines Flight Path Grill

An outdoor restaurant featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, salad and more! Enjoy your meal at a picnic table or covered cabana. San Diego Air & Space Museum admission is required.

Cabrillo Bridge

The Cabrillo Bridge, built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, was the first cantilevered, multiple-arched bridge to be built in Southern California. It is nearly 1,500 feet long and nearly 125 feet high. 

This scenic bridge is one most beautiful ways into Balboa Park.

California Tower

The California Tower, the soaring, intricately detailed, portion of the California Building, is an icon of San Diego, and can be seen from miles around.  The building houses the San Diego Museum of Man.

Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Balboa Park is known for its diverse collection of plants and trees. This landmark Moreton Bay Fig tree is the largest of the Ficus macrophylla represented in the park. It was planted as a small tree in a garden of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition and, with more than a century of growth, has become a magnificent giant. The tree was officially measured in 1996 at 78 feet (24 meters) high, with a crown width of 123 feet (37 meters) and a trunk girth of 486 inches (12.3 meters). It is one of the three largest Moreton Bay Fig trees in the state of California.

Village Grill

With front-row views of the iconic Moreton Bay Fig Tree, the Village Grill serves breakfast, lunch, coffee, and drinks.  The varied menu includes hot dogs, corn dogs, hamburgers, soups, paninis, and other fast food items made on site. Visitors enjoy casual dining and people watching at the tile-decorated tables under shady umbrellas, or grab a soft serve cone to go, and head over to Spanish Village Art Center and mingle among the handmade art.

Nature Lover

It's another beautiful day in Balboa Park! Whether you're a hiker, an amateur botanist, or an aspiring veterinary scientist, Balboa Park has something for you. Follow the stops below to discover the natural wonders the Park has to offer.


"I'm bored!" If you're tired of saying this - or hearing it - come to Balboa Park. There's always something new to see, do, or discover here. Follow the stops below to find fun, food, and more perfect for the 12 and under crowd!

Offshoot Tours

Offered every Saturday by trained volunteers, the tours start at 10:00am for an easy-paced one-hour walk with rotating themes. Tour themes include Balboa Park history (first Saturday of the month), palm trees (second Saturday), other trees in the Park (third Saturday), desert vegetation (fourth Saturday) and tour del dia (fifth Saturday).

There are no tours from Thanksgiving through the 2nd Saturday in January. Reservations are not required. Tours meet at the Visitors Center