San Diego’s Balboa Park is a walkable urban treasure. Condensed within a relatively small radius is a world class zoo, art museums, car museum, air and space museum, outdoor gardens, food, street performers, reflecting pools, sculpture garden, and much more. There is something here for many different tastes and interests, indeed. While going between buildings, we explored some of the outdoor gardens that are sprinkled throughout the entire park.

San Diego Balboa Park Desert Garden cactus

The dreaded Attack Cactus in Balboa Park Desert Garden

San Diego Balboa Park Botanical Building

Wandering through the open air Botanical Building of Balboa Park