Balboa Park… A True San Diego Gem!

Balboa Park is a true San Diego Gem.  A unique “Urban Green Space” like no other, anywhere in the United States.  The Park hosts a world-class Zoo,  dozens of museums like the Natural History, Art, Photographic, Air and Space and Automobile to name a few.  There is  even an IMax Theater, a Science Center, the Old Globe Theater, Restaurants, a green space with miles of walking paths and a dog-park.  Balboa Park should be on every San Diego visitor’s agenda.  You can easily spend a full day at just a few of the many attractions!  If your visit to San Diego if for only a few days, make sure you spend one of those days at Balboa Park.  If a visit to San Diego is not in your future, please enjoy a few photographs I took during a recent morning stroll through the Park!

Botanical Bldg and Pond

The Botanical Building and Reflecting Pond.

El Prado 1

The Prado Walkway.

Organ Pavillion

A wing of the Organ Pavilion.

El Prado Fountain

A fountain behind the Prado Restaurant.

Prado and Pond 1

Reflecting Pond and Walkway.

Fountain Head

A fountain head near the Old Globe.

El Prado Walkway

The Prado Walkway.

Prado Theater

The Prado Theater Facade.

Lilly Pad

Lilly Pad on the Reflecting Pond.

Old Globe Theater

Old Globe Theater.

California Tower

The California Tower and Museum of Man Dome.


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I am an adventure-loving American man, with a severe case of wander-lust and a desire to experience as much of this wonderful world as humanly possible. Every place I have visited or lived has taught me something about life and helped me grow. For me, traveling opens my eyes to how similar the human race is, yet at the same time, how unique we all are. I hope this blog will motivate you to put down the TV remote, dust off your backpack and decide to take a chance on an adventure. It can be a walk in a new neighborhood 2 miles from home or a trip to a far off distant land. I have lived in or visited over 50 countries during my life and hope to see many more. I want to share my experiences. I hope you enjoy the blog. -WAND3R3R, Somewhere on the Globe, 2014.