Balboa Park


tumblr_inline_nkg7yu0oAy1r7t4dm“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”

-Jane Austen

Balboa Park is celebrating its centennial. Over the last hundred years, it’s been a central place for people to gather for incredible events such as the 1915 Panama–California Exposition and the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition. Be sure to visit these exquisite gardens. The reflective pool is adjacent to the San Diego Botanical Garden Foundation. You can also visit an array of art and history museums located within walking distance of this plaza.


Panama 66


Thomas Jefferson declared in 1824 that coffee is “the favorite drink of the civilized world.” It’s hard to resist the charm of this delicious beverage. It offers a full-bodied experience with the array of brews. Balboa Park San Diego provides a variety of museums and cultural experiences. At the San Diego Museum of Art, their restaurant Panama 66 offers many delicious options. We opted for some homemade banana bread and Dark Horse French Pressed coffee. The first sip of coffee had a bold, crisp taste. We recommend this experience for a coffee aficionado. The outdoor seating gave a great view of the sunset and access to sweet-sounding bells ringing in the short distance. It’s truly the Cultural Heart of San Diego.