Eric Bergeson: San Diego’s Balboa Park a delight for the senses
Downtown San Diego is so clean it sparkles. Its crown jewel is Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre complex which includes 15 museums, at least 18 gardens, and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo.
Balboa Park got its start in 1835 under Mexican rule when local officials, honoring a Spanish civic tradition, set aside a large plot of land as a common area for the citizens of San Diego, who at the time numbered only in the 100s.
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