Balboa Park: Where arts and culture collide

Koi ponds, organ concerts, historical museums, and a vast array of European Spanish architecture can all be found in one location: Balboa Park, San Diego.

Defined as “a landscape of arts and culture,” Balboa Park is just that – a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in downtown of California’s revered beach city.

Larger than New York’s 843-acre Central Park, Balboa Park is home to 15 major museums, 65 miles of hiking and biking trails, lush gardens, and restaurants featuring worldwide cuisine.

Built in 1868 out of plots of land acquired by the U.S. after the Mexican-American War, the park was named after Vasco N

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