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    One of the largest urban cultural centers in the USA, Balboa Park is home to over 85 Performing Arts and International Culture Organizations, 15 Museums, the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, Gardens, Hiking and Biking Trails, Theater, Recreational Facilities and Restaurants.

    Balboa Park was established 1868 when the population of San Diego was only a mere 2,000 souls. It consists of 1400 acres of beautiful gardens, grassy picnic area and groves of exotic palm and eucalyptus trees. The original groundswork was done by famed horticulturalist Kate Sessions.

    Two major "World's Fairs" have added substantially to Balboa Park. First, in 1915 the park hosted the Pan-American Exposition. Then, in 1935 the park hosted the California Pacific Exposition. Most of the facilities and museum buildings date back to these grand events.

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      San Diego Harbor Cruise - Admire beautiful ships, city skyline and aquatic marine life.
      San Diego Trolley Tour - Hop On, Hop Off. - Guided tour to many historic sites, museums, convention center, embarcadero and more. The best way to get out to Balboa Park and back.
      San Diego Sunset Dinner Cruise - Journey along San Diego's historic harbor while enjoying fine food, professional service and live music.

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    The San Diego Zoo
    Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the 100-acre World-Famous San Diego Zoo cares for more than 4,000 individual animals representing 800 different species. Its collection, as well as its collection of over 6,500 species of plants, is acknowledged as one of the finest in the world.

    Rueben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center
    Included here are the World's first OmniMax Theater, exhibit galleries, planetarium shows and science summer camps.

    San Diego Model Railroad Museum - Balboa Park
    Worlds largest operating model railroad museum. Besides four enormous scale model railroad layouts, there are many other exhibits and interactive displays. Includes Toy Train Gallery, working semaphore, and interactive Lionel layout for children. Great for train fans.

    San Diego Hall of Champions - Balboa Park
    A must see for all sports fans with over 70,000 sq.ft. of display area on three floors. This exciting, entertaining and enthralling museum celebrates athletic accomplishments of hometown heroes.

    Natural History Museum - Balboa Park
    Photos and text provide great education for kids and adults. Located at east end of Balboa Park. Exhibits on plants, animals and geology of So. Calif.

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    San Diego Childrens Museum
    Since 1981 the museum has offered an assortment of dynamic, arts-based education programs and exhibits that cultivate creativity, originality and individuality, the Museum seeks to uncover hidden talents, raise new questions, and encourage creative thinking. Frequented by elementary schools and family visitors, the Museum is designed to engage all ages — including toddlers, teens, parents and grandparents.

    Museum of Unnatural History
    The Museum of Unnatural History features a variety of cursed and mysterious artifacts from around the world. These treasures help to unfold stories of the past—from Europe’s oldest documented literature to the unknown origin of crystal skulls that some say predict the end of mankind to well-known Egyptian curses.

    Museum of San Diego History - Balboa Park
    San Diego Historical Society

    This museum offers permanent and changing exhibitions on the colorful and diverse history of the region. Public lectures, workshops and educational programs are presented in the museum's 100-seat Thornton Theatre.

    Museum of Man - Balboa Park
    Explore the mystery, beauty, and excitement of San Diego's only anthropological museum. One of the nation's best collections of artifacts, folk art, and archaeological finds that tell the heritage of mankind and ancient cultures. Museum is located in the California Building (1915).

    San Diego Automotive Museum - Balboa Park
    Located at south end of park, this museum is a showcase for over 80 classic and historically significant vehicles. Exhibits range from horse carriages to 50's favorites, muscle cars and motorcycles. Several futuristic inovactive designs also on display. Email about upcoming special exhibits.

    San Diego Aerospace Museum - Balboa Park
    The museum brings to life aviation's rich heritage through dazzling collection of over 65 U.S. and foreign aircraft and spacecraft. Exhibits range from the down of powered flight thru both world wars and into the modern jet age.

    Old Globe Theatre
    Part of the Simon Edison Centre for the Performing Arts. 581-seat outdoor bard-playhouse style theatre modeled after Shakespeare Globe Theater in London. Originally built in 1935 and rebuilt in 1982 after being destroyed by fire. Features 14 shows each year, a variety of drama, comedies and musicals. Located north of the Museum of Man, facilities also include the following:

    Spreckles Organ Pavillion
    Open air theatre with the largest pipe organ in San Diego housed in a magnificent landmark structure. The centerpiece is a 1915 Austin Organ.

    Starlite Musical Theatre San Diego's Original Theater Under the Stars
    Large outdoor theatre founded in 1945. Beginning in 1992 Starlight became a year-round producer of quality theatre both at the Starlight Bowl and at indoor venues including the Civic Theatre and the Spreckels Theatre.



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    840 A Street , San Diego, CA 92101 ;
    Location: Ash Street Exit from SR-163 Freeway

    Stay at this charming Spanish style San Diego hotel featuring deluxe bedding and conveniently located near a wide variety of area attractions. Each well-appointed guestroom is equipped with hypo-allergenic down comforters wrapped in 300 thread count Egyptian cotton duvets, sunny balconies and solid maple furniture topped with natural marble. The bathrooms are built with imported Spanish hand-painted tiles.


    Harbor Island Sheraton
    1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101;
    Situated at the water's edge on spectacular San Diego Bay, the Harbor Island Sheraton Resort & Marina offers scenic viewing of the bay and the downtown city skyline. It is located on Harbor Island, which is very close to both Shelter Island, Downtown San Diego and Lindburgh Field. Spread across two distinctive towers on beautiful San Diego Bay, our 1,044 guest rooms and suites are filled with fine comforts and conveniences. All guest rooms feature the new Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, private balcony or patio.


    San Diego Harborfront Embassy Suites Hotel
    601 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101;
    Located on Harborfront Near Downtown and Seaport Village

    Featuring 337 luxurious and stylish two-room guestsuites across the street from Seaport Village. For the convenience of our guests we offer complimentary transportation to the San Diego International Airport and to the San Diego Amtrak Station. Guests who choose to stay at this ideal San Diego California vacation hotel can experience some of the best San Diego tourist attractions, local attractions, and hotspots. This hotel is walking distance from the San Diego Convention Center.


    San Diego Harborfront Hampton Inn Hotel
    1531 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101;
    Located on Harborfront at Beech Street near Maritime Museum

    The Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown hotel features 177 rooms some with whirlpool tubs, underground parking, exercise gym, and roof-top pool with sundeck overlooking the Bay. Our hotel lobby is warm and inviting decorated in Art Deco and the color scheme is carried throughout the hotel. This award-winning hotel is an Art Deco jewel set in a vibrant urban neighborhood that was created for travelers seeking stylish accommodations exceptional service convenient location and above all value.

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    333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101;
    Located on Harborfront Near Convention Center, Seaport Village and Petco Park

    With a spectacular waterfront setting in the heart of America's Finest City, the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina truly represents the area's best location for business and leisure. Immerse yourself in the vibrant activity that surrounds our downtown Marriott. With a 446 slip marina the nautical theme extends to our guest rooms as well. Located on San Diego Bay, the views and resort atmosphere are unforgettable. A mere 10 minutes from the San Diego International Airport, the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina is the place to be.

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    San Diego Hilton Bay Front Petco Park West Coast Resort
    San Diego Harborfront Hilton Resort Hotel

    One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101;
    Located on Harborfront next to Convention Center and Petco Park

    Rising 30-stories above the edge of San Diego Bay the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel is the West Coast's newest waterfront hotel. Fusing a dynamic waterfront location sun and sea-inspired design and casually sophisticated vibe the Hilton San Diego Bayfront offers an immersion into the essence of San Diego's unique coastal culture and lifestyle.


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    Cabrillo Inn Best Western
    840 A Street , San Diego, CA 92101 ;
    Location: Ash Street Exit from SR-163 Freeway

    Stay at this charming Spanish style San Diego hotel featuring deluxe bedding and conveniently located near a wide variety of area attractions. Each well-appointed guestroom is equipped with hypo-allergenic down comforters wrapped in 300 thread count Egyptian cotton duvets, sunny balconies and solid maple furniture topped with natural marble. The bathrooms are built with imported Spanish hand-painted tiles.


    Harbor Island Sheraton
    1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101;
    Situated at the water's edge on spectacular San Diego Bay, the Harbor Island Sheraton Resort & Marina offers scenic viewing of the bay and the downtown city skyline. It is located on Harbor Island, which is very close to both Shelter Island, Downtown San Diego and Lindburgh Field. Spread across two distinctive towers on beautiful San Diego Bay, our 1,044 guest rooms and suites are filled with fine comforts and conveniences. All guest rooms feature the new Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, private balcony or patio.


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    San Diego West Broadway Westin Resort
    400 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101;
    Location: Midway between downtown and the waterfront

    The Westin San Diego's spectacular crystalline design is a signature landmark in the city skyline. The sophisticated urban setting begins with the 100-foot high lobby atrium, creating a magnificent sense of arrival. The 25 floors of guest rooms feature panoramic views of the San Diego Bay, Coronado Island, and the downtown cityscape.



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