ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Entering Balboa Park

Automotive Museum

Cool truck

Air Space Museum

Sports Museum

Museum of Art

Beautiful Buildings

Our first stop for more info

It is a beautiful place!!

View

Views

Outdoor Restaurants

Japanese Gardens

Japanese Tea Pavilion

Koi Pond

Another view

Another view

View

It was a beautiful garden

Jerry

Trees

Trees

Beautiful walks

More

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

They have free Organ Concerts on Sundays

Banana trees with blooms that looked like Bird Of Paradise

Close view

Flowers

Cool entertainment

The Lily Pond in front of the Botanical Gardens

Jerry

A beautiful pond

I can see why it's the most photographed area in the park

Museum of Photographic Arts

Awesome!

Another museum, there are 15 in the park

Another beauty

Zoro Gardens

Museum of Natural History

More entertainment

This little guy was chasing the birds :-)

They kept running :-)

Body Worlds, we hope to get tickets to this one

Our ride back to the parking lot, and last one!


We have had another fabulous day in San Diego. :-) We visited Balboa Park. We only saw a small part of it and will have to return many times. It is an incredible place with so much to see it could take days or weeks to see it all. We wanted to visit the Botanical Garden, but it was closed on Thursday. We did see the beautiful Lily Pond in front of the building. The view of the Botanical Building with the Lily Pond in the foreground is one of the most photographed scenes in Balboa Park. We can certainly see why, it was fabulous!

Balboa Park is renowned for the lush landscaping and lovely gardens on its 1,200 acres, offering a magnificent backdrop for the cultural attractions with 15 museums. The Park was ranked among the Best Parks in the World by the Project for Public Places in 2003 (13 out of 24) for its mixture of horticulture and art and culture.

There are more than eight gardens in the Park, which include the lovely Alcazar Garden, the award-winning rose garden, the Japanese Friendship Garden, the desert garden and the historic Botanical Building. The City of San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department manages and maintains the grounds of this spectacular public resource.

The San Diego Zoo is also located in Balboa Park. We will be visiting this one a lot while in San Diego. More later from San Diego.

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