Category Archives: Balboa Park

Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday is a summer event in Balboa Park that runs through 2 September 2016, and it’s a great way to get out and enjoy some food from across the country and from around the globe in a fantastic setting. It’s also held in conjunction with Balboa Park After Dark, where many of the park’s museums remain open until

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Spanish Village Art Center

Tucked between the San Diego Natural History Museum and the San Diego Zoo is the Spanish Village Art Center with its numerous studios and galleries. Just walking into the central plaza of the center is a visual delight, with the hand-painted concrete, displayed art, and, right now, the jacaranda and bougainvillea in bloom. The eye-popping colors are reason enough for

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Pepper Grove Playground

Spring break will soon be upon us, and if you’re looking to engage the kiddos with some physical activity while they’re out of school, the playground at Pepper Grove in Balboa Park may be just what the doctor ordered. Of course, you don’t need it to be spring break to visit the playground—go any day. The play area is quite

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Spreckels Organ

A century-old gem in the heart of Balboa Park is the Spreckles Organ Pavilion. The organ was played for the first time on New Year’s Eve 1914 to kick off the Panama-California Exposition that began on 1 January 1915, and it’s been entertaining park visitors ever since. Each Sunday afternoon, you can enjoy a free hour-long concert that begins at

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