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Family Friendly Restaurants near Balboa Park


Downtown San Diego is known for its upscale restaurants, nightlife and panoramic city views. Many people who visit the bustling downtown district expect to see little greenery. However, in the heart of downtown San Diego lies Balboa Park, a unique 1,200 acre complex with museums, picnic areas, botanical gardens and miles of walking paths.

If you are planning a trip to San Diego, do not miss out on seeing this breathtaking outdoor venue. For families, Balboa Park is also home to world renowned San Diego Zoo. To experience both during your trip, there are discounted packages available that include entry into the Balboa Park museums and the zoo.

After a fun day of sight-seeing, stop and relax at one of the many family friendly restaurants near Balboa Park including:

  1. Sculpture Court Café:

    With its European vibe and great menu selection, the Sculpture Court Café is a must visit eatery.  With its children’s menu, inexpensive pricing and fun environment, the S.C. Café is the ideal family restaurant.

  2. The Deli Llama:

    Great name, great food, great experience; the Deli Llama is the place to go for a family fun get-together. This sandwich shop features customizable sandwiches and paninis, along with friendly service and a cozy interior.

  3. Station Tavern & Burgers

    Located nearby in the neighborhood of South Park, Station Tavern & Burgers is a modern family restaurant. Families enjoy the restaurant’s large patio with play area for kids and casual picnic table seating.

The best time of year to visit the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park is during the spring and summer months. However, these are also the busiest months of the season, attracting vacationers and tourists from around the world. If you are planning a visit during the months of May through August, be sure to reserve your hotel room in advance to take advantage of lower rates.

The Pacific Inn hotel is located in downtown San Diego, within two miles of the San Diego Airport. We are the preferred option for downtown San Diego hotels offering clean and spacious rooms and great low rates year round. For more information about rates and availability, please contact a reservation manager at 1-800-571-2933.

Advance Booking

14 Days - 12% Off

7 Days - 10% Off

3 Days - 8% Off

Zoo & Seaworld Discount

15% OFF

With any purchase of
Zoo or Seaworld tickets

Weekday Discount

10% OFF

Stay any day
Sunday - Thursday

Other Discounts

10% OFF

AAA, Military, AARP
Other Package


Call: 619-232-6391
For Rates and Reservations