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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Balboa Park

(San Diego Museum of Art)

In addition to Coronado Island, one of my favorite places to visit in San Diego is Balboa Park.  It has something for everyone.  It was another place I was really looking forward to sharing with my family.

It was reserved for public recreational use in 1835 and is one of the oldest sites in the US to be dedicated in this way.  In the early 20th century there were some expositions held here and much of the architecture was designed then.  I love walking around Balboa.



In addition to the San Diego Zoo, restaurants, and gardens, Balboa Park also has a number of museums.  We visited the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.

The style is all Spanish and the park is named after the Spanish explorer Balboa.  Here David's explaining the Moorish influence of this fountain.

Thomas LOVES sculptures.

There are a number of paths and garden areas to walk through.  The boys found this one and decided to explore it.

We walked over the overpass to get to the rose and cactus garden. 

Of course, the boys loved the museums. 

Oh, Brennan, ick!

I can't count the number of science/children's/natural history/space museums I've been to in the last 6 years! The male 3/4 of the family hate to miss one.  Balboa is a great way to spend a day in San Diego!

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