Discover Beautiful Balboa Park in San Diego

"Rediscovering Balboa Park While Searching for the Prado Restaurant" is a delightful little article at And Balboa Park in San Diego, California, is definitely worth discovering. A San Diego timeshare vacation gives you the opportunity for a great beach vacation, to visit a world-famous zoo, enjoy Sea World, and explore Balboa Park.

Balboa Park is a family-friendly destination, full of all sorts of places perfect for every member of your tribe. The largest urban cultural park in the U.S., Balboa Park is home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens, hiking and biking paths, and the San Diego Zoo. It covers over 1200 acres and was placed in reserve way back in 1835, making it one of the oldest sites in the United States dedicated solely to public recreational use.

Admission to the beautiful grounds of the park is free, allowing you to walk across a wooden footbridge and down some stairs to the hidden oasis of Palm Canyon. More than 450 palm trees, many of them dating back to 1912, offer a still, quiet getaway. Or meander through the sweet-smelling Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, an award-wining All-America Rose Selection Display Garden containing over 2,400 rose bushes in 180 varieties. The Japanese Garden (which does have a nominal entrance fee) offers lovely secluded areas, a zen garden and koi pond for peaceful contemplation.

The world-class museums in Balboa Park include the San Diego Art Museum, the Timkin Gallery, home of the Putnum Art Collection, and the San Diego Air and Space Museum which exhibits mint condition restored aircraft, just to name a few. Admission to the Balboa Park museums is always free on every Tuesday.

Another weekly free activity is the organ concert at the Spreckels Organ - given every Sunday afternoon from mid-June through August. This 1914 pipe organ is one of the world's largest outdoor pipe organs, and has been giving the citizens and visitors of San Diego free concerts since 1917.

Balboa Park's Starlight Theater, presented by the San Diego Civic Light Opera Association, is one of the oldest continuously producing musical theatre companies in the United States, and offers delightful revivals of Broadway musicals on an outdoor stage mid-June into September. Built in the style of Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London, Balboa Park's Old Globe Theater is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee in 2010. The Old Globe Theater is the first theater in the country to win the prestigious Tony Award for Best Regional Theater, and offers theatrical productions year-round.

Your timeshare vacation in San Diego will give you plenty of time to explore and relax in beautiful Balboa Park. And remember to hunt for the Prado Restaurant!
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  1. Thanks for the mention of Great Food Fun Places! Your description of the wealth of activities and events available at Balboa Park and San Diego in general shows what a truly Fun Place it is! And a timeshare vacation is the perfect way to further explore and discover the area!

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