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Balboa Park
Published On September 01, 2017

September 01, 2017

There are scores of things to do in San Diego are more than a dozen of them are in Balboa Park. Formerly called City Park, Balboa Park is named after Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa. Balboa Park is a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Balboa Park has a total area of over twelve hundred acres. The most popular attraction here is the San Diego Zoo. There are gardens, fountains, playgrounds and forests. The entire park is meticulously maintained, from landscaping to the upkeep of the various facilities, including the several museums, recreation centers, venues for various events, trails and the famous Japanese Garden.

About Balboa Park

The museums in Balboa Park are dedicated to science, diverse cultures, nature and arts. There are a plethora of events throughout the year, including puppet shows, plays, musicals and different kinds of performing arts. There are artisan shops and gift stores, picnic spots and gardens blooming with lotuses, roses, water lilies and cacti. You can embark on a self guided tour or be led by a ranger. There are audio tours as well. Balboa Park has something for everyone. There are exhibitions dedicated to space travel, automobiles, dinosaurs, nature, music and history.

You should visit and explore the Japanese Friendship Garden, Spanish Village Art Center, Botanical Building, Automotive Museum, Fleet Science Center, Air & Space Museum, Natural History Museum, Zoo and Museum of Art. You would get access to every modern amenity you need, from Wi-Fi to ATM, restaurants and cafes to gift shops. You may want to check the calendar of events to know if there is a special program that might interest you. If this is your first holiday in San Diego or you haven’t explored Balboa Park, then you should plan at least a whole day since there are too many places to explore. You may have to visit the park again to explore it really well.

Stay at Ramada San Diego Airport

Balboa Park is just over four miles from Ramada San Diego Airport. SeaWorld is short of four miles and the airport is short of three miles from the hotel. Ramada San Diego Airport is one of the best airport hotels in San Diego. All guests at Ramada enjoy complimentary breakfast and complimentary airport transfers. All rooms are well appointed with flat screen television, en-suite bathrooms and complimentary branded toiletries. You should reserve your accommodation directly with Ramada San Diego Airport to get the best deal online.