A good friend invited me to come out to San Diego for a quick weekend visit. I had no idea how beautiful and peaceful this city is. Not only does it have distinctive neighborhoods it is also a very green city. The trolleys were fast, quiet and green. While there we ate at great restaurants, visited a famous hotel on the beach, went to a historic section of the city that was built for a World’s Fair at the turn of the century. It is located in Balboa Park. We attended a seminar by the Black Storyteller’s Association of San Diego about the history of African American in the city. We also crossed the border by walking across the bridge into Tijuana, Mexico. We covered a lot of ground in 3 days don’t you think? Check out my photo album here.
It may surprise you to know that there are over 30 museums in San Diego, and that only one of them is dedicated to surfing. Here’s just a brief look at why this city by the beach is earning a reputation as a vibrant, culturally rich and culture-loving destination.
With 15 museums and 9 theatres and performing arts centers, Balboa Park is San Diego’s cultural heart. “The Smithsonian of the West,” this beautiful park houses its treasures among green expanses, cultivated gardens and Spanish Colonial Architecture, making it a magical place to spend the day. Wonder at the incredible displays in the San Diego Natural History Museum. See old masters from Rembrandt to Rubens in the intimate Timken Museum of Art. Or visit the Air & Space Museum to marvel at the actual Apollo 9 Command Module spacecraft. Theatre lovers would be amiss not to try to catch the latest show at The Old Globe, one of the most esteemed regional theatres in the country. In and of itself, Balboa Park holds enough wonderful sights and experiences to fill an entire vacation. Contact Zenbiz Travel to arrange your trip.