This 90 minute tour will share with guests the beauty, history, and hidden gems around Balboa Park. Celebrating it's 150 year anniversary this year, Balboa Park has so much to share with guests and without someone pointing them out, you may miss the secret jewels of this beautiful park.
Did you know that Balboa Park has its origins with the Panama Canal? Amongst Italian Renaissance architecture, did you know you can find corny, early century jokes and repurposed water towers? Did you know the historic park once housed a nudist colony?! All of this and more can be discovered in a fun and comprehensive tour of beautiful Balboa Park!
Water is provided but of course we encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle. We will be sure to fill up as we go!
Park maps will be provided that you can keep after the tour so you can continue exploring on your own.
Tour Agenda (modifications welcomed and encouraged based on interests):
Park and meet at the Spanish Village Art Center. Parking note: When pulling into the parking lot from Park Blvd, you will see a parking lot on your left and right. I would suggest parking in the right lot as there is usually more space available.
Moreton Bay Fig Tree.
Bea Evanson Fountain
Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden
Botanical Building and Lily Pond
May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden
El Cid Statue
House of Pacific Relations International Cottages (highlighting any specific country if desired for international visitors)
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
and everything in between!
This will be a full experience so be ready to explore and learn. Please let me know of any physical concerns before the tour and I can happily tailor it to your needs. Kid friendly and flexible!