Much to see and do in San Diego’s Balboa Park. It has an amazing array of top notch museums, a large zoo as well as gardens and restaurants, and depending on your preference you can either spend a few hours wondering around or a few days visiting all the museums and gardens. I skipped most of the museums, and just ventures into the gardens – the desert garden and the botanical gardens (both free) and there’s also some Japanese gardens with a strong contrast to the desert scenery.

 

Balboa Park : San Diego 

Balboa Park : San Diego

 

Some parts of the park feel a bit like a touristic version of Mexico…

 

Balboa Park : San Diego

 

With the central square surrounded by palm trees…

 

Balboa Park : San Diego 

Balboa Park : San Diego

 

A few large fountains…

 

Balboa Park : San Diego

 

And a few churches…

 

Balboa Park : San Diego 

Balboa Park : San Diego

 

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If you’re visiting San Diego, you’ll probably wonder into Balboa Park at some point, it’s one of the local highlights.



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