Celebrate 100 years of San Diego's best local urban oasis! Balboa Park is made up of more than 1000 acres and offers 15 museums, various gardens, arts and international culture associations, as well as the World Famous San Diego Zoo, The park offers something historical, horticultural, educational and recreational for everyone.
About 14 million visitors come to the park yearly. Displays of internationally significant art treasures, exotic animal species, unique model railroads, world folk art, sports memorabilia and rare aircraft are on view in the Park's museums.
Many of the museums along the park's Prado are housed in magnificent Spanish Colonial Revival buildings, originally constructed for the 1915 Panama California Exposition. It was the first time that this richly decorated, ornamental architectural style had ever been used in the US. Come celebrate the 100th birthday of these magnificent and supposedly "temporary" treasures.
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Air & Space (formerly Aerospace) Museum
San Diego Hall of Champions
House of Pacific Relations - International Cottages
United Nations Building
Spreckels Organ Pavillion
Japanese Friendship Garden
Balboa Park Palm Canyon
House of Charm
San Diego's Museum of Man (California Tower)
Old Globe Theatre Complex
San Diego Museum of Art
El Cid Statue
Plaza de Panama Fountain
House of Hospitality
Timken Museum of Art
Casa de Balboa Museum of Photographic Arts
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Natural History Museum
Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Spanish Village Art Center
Balboa Park Carousel
Miniature Railroad Train Ride
San Diego Zoo
This tour will incorporate both the history of Balboa Park and the new changes coming to for the centennial celebration in 2015.
I'm an Ivy League Graduate who drove out to California till the ocean stopped me to start law school. Along the way, I found out that showing people around my new hometown was way more fun and fulfilling. I started out giving tours to visiting friends and family 8 years ago. Now I am looking forward to extending my experience and local knowledge to my new friends! Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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