Balboa Park

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Balboa Park
This 1,200 acre green space filled with museums, theaters and gardens is San Diego’s center for arts and culture. It’s also one of city’s most historic sites, built for the Panama-California exhibition in 1915. While the museums are worth seeing, there are a number of free park attractions including the photogenic Botanical Building, housing 2,000 plants including a Venus Fly Trap, a Desert Garden filled with succulents from around the world and the Sculpture Garden where works by Joan Miró and Auguste Rodin are on display. For one of city’s best views, purchase a timed ticket to climb the California Tower in the Museum of Man. The ornate tower reopened to the public in 2015 after being closed for 80 years. Visitors can climb up the spiral staircase to the eighth floor where they can glimpse the Cuyamaca Mountains, the Cabrillo Bridge and even Mexico’s Coronado Islands.
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San Diego, CA, USA
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