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.