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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 04-22-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Maybe Bronx Park is the better comparison since that park has the zoo and botanical garden? Not much museum-wise though.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Just saw this. Central Park, Balboa Park, and Forest Park in St Louis were on a list for World's Most Beautiful City Parks:

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/photos/wor...000000134.html
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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Balboa Park is a beautiful gem of a park. Overall I think it's really notable and incredible for the Spanish-Moorish revival buildings and museums of the Prado area(which is just about the closest place you'll find to looking like Spain in the US) and the awesome San Diego Zoo. The rest of the park is enjoyable, though there's a lot of space taken up by parking--and a freeway cutting through the center of the park(and a large medical facility on the edge) that takes away from some of the park-feel in parts. The unmanicured areas of the canyons and bluffs are nice though, and provide a sort of easy way to take a walk through a fairly typical hilly natural landscape of the regeion.

Central Park might be a better example of a well-landscaped park--though overall I'd say there's probably more attractions and stuff to do right in Balboa(though Central Park has the Met right on the edge of it and a lot of stuff in adjacent neighborhoods).
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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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?
To answer your question, around 50 million or so.. every year.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:27 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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To answer your question, around 50 million or so.. every year.
Hmmm, not even a single review for Central Park Zoo!

San Diego Zoo vs Central Park Zoo - Zoos Comparison
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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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!
I think ur point backfired on you, as at least for me Central Park (in Fall) would be high on my list over a zoo (even the almighty SD Zoo, where animals are elated to be caged and imprisoned)!
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Hmmm, not even a single review for Central Park Zoo!

San Diego Zoo vs Central Park Zoo - Zoos Comparison
12 vs 0 or 50 million vs Balboa Park attendance? Whatever that 2nd figure is makes that comparison a better context.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Balboa is awesome (and a better comparison would be to Forest Park in Saint Louis), Central park is just more awesome.
Or City Park in Denver. City Park has a lake, the Denver Zoo, Museum of Science and Nature, a golf course, outdoor concerts and great views of the downtown skyline and the mountains.

Anywho, I voted for Balboa Park just because I love San Diego and have been there many times. I even broke my hand skating around the Fruit Loop 16 years ago lol!
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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12 vs 0 or 50 million vs Balboa Park attendance? Whatever that 2nd figure is makes that comparison a better context.

What source did you use saying CP gets 50 million visitors a year?
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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What source did you use saying CP gets 50 million visitors a year?
This was discussed a lot in the Golden Gate Parks vs Central Park thread. There were quite a few sources that listed the annual visitors in the 40 million to slightly above 50 million range.
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