Balboa Park

by Amy & the world

This is the last of the San Diego posts, and I couldn’t let the section finish without something about the beautiful – and ginormous – Balboa Park. Home to over 15 museums, a number of theatres – including The Old Globe which looks suspiciously like an older Globe theatre I know, a variety of different landscaped gardens, San Diego zoo and much, much more it would probably be impossible to cover the whole park in a short break, so it’s worth planning which bits you’d like to see in advance. We meandered through it after visiting the zoo, taking in the lovely architecture, relaxing in one of the gardens to the sounds of a saxophonist and marvelling as the planes landing into the city seemed to almost skim our heads (it seems that San Diegans like getting up close and personal with aviation). Unfortunately none of my photos came out amazingly, but hopefully they give you some sense of the area – and inspire you to visit to take better ones!

Apparently this is the most photographed view in Balboa Park – well I couldn’t not take it, could I?!
Infront of the Botanical Gardens
I particularly loved the architecture, and the way the light fell on the arches at the end of the day
San Diego Museum of Man, Balboa Park