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View Poll Results: Which one?
Balboa Park (San Diego) 37 47.44%
Central Park (New York City) 41 52.56%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: NC
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Unfair comparison for Balboa. Central Park is world-class.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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Kinda looks like parts of Central Texas(Austin)

balboa park - Google Maps
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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I hate New York, but I love San Diego...

I choose Central Park over Balboa anyday though... Balboa is big and nice, but too much of the park is not really accessable. There's way more to enjoy about Central Park than Balboa. I'd rather pair: Golden Gate Park vs Central Park, than Balboa.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Unfair comparison for Balboa. Central Park is world-class.
Really? I don't think so. The San Diego Zoo is world class, as are the botanical gardens... I think Balboa Park can hold its own. I went with Central Park initially but the more I think the closer they really seem IMO.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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never been to balboa park before. Any pictures?

edit: just checked it out on google maps. Wow that's huge, and San diego zoo is obviously awesome... I don't really see how they compare though. Very different parks

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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never been to balboa park before. Any pictures?
It's pretty odd, but somehow Google has streetview through most of the 'roads' in the park. That includes the Zoo... it's weird, you can look at the exhibits in the zoo on google maps.

san diego, ca - Google Maps

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=san+di...107.59,,0,3.29
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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pics? (of the parks, not the zoo)
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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pics? (of the parks, not the zoo)
balboa park - Google Search
Kind of repetitive, of the same landmarks- but picture perfect landmarks they are- Balboa Park is much more diverse than just this.

polo89 Google shots were of Florida Canyon, which is the aforementioned area in Florida Canyon which has been designated a natural coastal sage scrub habitat area in the park-good mountain biking/hiking there for being in the heart of a large city.

...and the comment about Balboa Park not being accessible would be if only if you struggle to walk in a Walmart parking lot- yes there are trails with imperfect terrain but it's not like mountain climbing or anything- sheesh!
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Central Park because NYC is better than SD.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:15 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Haven't been to either,but Balboa Park has a world famous zoo.... plus 15 museums,so I really want to see it,but have no desire to see Central Park and certainly wouldn't travel to NY just to see Central Park.How many tourists do you think have CP on their bucket list,compared to how many have SD Zoo on theirs?

That's just the zoo,wait till they find out about everything else that's in Balboa Park!
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