The expansive 1,200-acre Balboa Park is one of the most beautiful and highly visited places in San Diego. Home to more than 17 museums, performing arts venues, multiple lush gardens, walking trails, local annual events, and the San Diego Zoo, it truly represents everything for which San Diego is so well-known. As the site of the historic Panama-California Exposition in 1915, the Park is steeped in a rich and long history as San Diego’s premier garden and event space, and even today holds the distinction as being one of America’s best outdoor public spaces. The area is a great destination for families with children, and there are plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy. If you’re already visiting San Diego and are in the Downtown San Diego area, Balboa Park is a must-see!