Custom Private Tours

For the added convenience of out-of-town visitors and local groups, the Balboa Park Conservancy is now offering private custom tours on a pre-arranged basis to anyone interested in booking one. The one-hour walking tours of the historic Central Mesa section of the park are given by highly trained Balboa Park Visitors Center staff and volunteers who explore the park’s rich history, spectacular architecture, and botanical wonders. The tours start at the Visitors Center or another pre-arranged location in the park.

The tours can be scheduled for any day of the week, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and accommodate up to 15 guests. (Larger groups can be accommodated at a ratio of one guide per 15 guests.) The fee for each tour is $150, which goes toward supporting the Balboa Park Conservancy’s many initiatives in the park.

Advanced reservations are required by contacting the Balboa Park Visitors Center at bpvisitor@balboapark.org.