One Of The Great Places In America

Balboa Park-San Diego California

Balboa Park
Duck and lily pond in Balboa Park

A visit to San Diego, California, would not be complete without a walk through the city’s cultural history at Balboa Park.
The park situated on 1200 acres with gardens, forests, museums, restaurants, shopping, exhibits, playgrounds, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

A variety of architectural styles including Spanish Colonial to Mid Century Modern give us a broad selection of doors to walk through the years.

The park is open every day, and there is no cost to walk through the park. The botanical gardens and Timken Art Museum are also at no charge.  Passes for the various institutions and exhibits located here can be purchased with many options offered.

“Balboa Park was originally called “City Park,” but was renamed after Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa, in honor of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, held in the park that year. Balboa Park was declared a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark District in 1977. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as, one of the Great Places in America. The park is managed and maintained by The City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, and supported by dozens of other non-profit organizations“.

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2 thoughts

  1. What a beautiful place. It’s sad that I visited there once for a conference. We were so busy with workshops that we didn’t see the city. I will not let that happen again.

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