San Diego: Balboa Park Adventure

4.59 (191 ratings)
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Play a city exploration game in and around the beautiful historic district, Balboa Park. Tread down El Prado, the main boulevard traveling into San Diego’s crown jewel, and visit its stunning gardens and fountains. 

Discover a whole new world in the heart of the city. Follow the clues and solve riddles to learn fun facts and the many secrets within the park and structures, some constructed more than a century ago! Keep your eyes peeled and be ready! You might just bump into an adventure.


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages
    English, Spanish

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  • Check out the largest cantilever bronze animal statue in the world

  • Wander through thousands of roses with hundreds of varieties

  • Discover a fountain with a waterspout designed to change with the winds

  • Marvel at the garden grotto’s colourful resident butterflies


Ah, Balboa Park! So much time spent contemplating your little fountains, stunning gardens, beautiful buildings. Sickening!
The council has shut down our plan for progress. They’ve abandoned us. 

They say entrepreneurship; they say they support us. 

“If it were anywhere else,” they say. I say beeswax! Enough! Down with the park!
Find the rose at…
The note scares you. Down with the park?! No. Who wrote this? How? You can’t let this happen. As Lead Botanist, you must act to prevent it!

Experience's route

Starting point Balboa Park Carousel
1889 Zoo Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Places you will visit


It will take you

97-127 mins

You will walk

5390 steps

Total distance

4.1 km

  • We recommend not playing at night
  • No attractions ticket(s) required
  • Route may be affected by temporary ongoing construction work
  • Cross the street carefully
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