Balboa Park

San Diego

San Diego’s signature slab of urban nature is 40 percent bigger than New York’s Central Park and about 100 percent more wild. Balboa Park is home to a wide range of entertainment options, like the San Diego Zoo (which is exponentially better than the Central Park Zoo), a pavilion with free live pipe organ concerts during warmer months, the Old Globe Theater, museums like the Museum of Photographic Arts and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and the world’s first IMAX dome theater.

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