Balboa Park San Diego a wonderful place to walk
Balboa Park San Diego, a wonderful place to walk
If you are in San Diego you must to go to Balboa Park. Balboa Park is a wonderful place that I like to walk, to visit museums, theaters, enjoy the view and nature, to see local street artists. The architecture and the scenery is breathtaking. The Spanish artist colony town is wonderful for one kind of treasure. Artists are nice and original.
The botanical garden is amazing! The rose garden is beautiful. The Balboa Park grounds are open 24 hours a day. Admittance is free to the Park grounds, Botanical Building, outdoor gardens, and some attractions.
In 1910, with preparations already underway to hold an expo to coincide with the opening of the Panama Canal, the park was named for the Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa, the first European to cross Central America and see the Pacific Ocean.
In 1977, Balboa Park, and historic Exposition buildings from 1915 and 1935, were declared a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Landmark District, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Balboa Park Visitors Center is located at 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. It is open daily from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Parking at Balboa Park is free and there are numerous small lots through the Park, as well as one large lot at the end of President’s Way (between the San Diego Hall of Champions and Spreckels Organ Pavilion).