Balboa Park

Balboa Park {the nation's largest urban cultural park}
They have some pretty cool random finds here, I love wandering around the park and enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather. You are always guaranteed to see a nervous bride or two, accompanied by giddy wedding party guests, arts and crafts sales and unique live performances. Balboa Park is the perfect place to take a nap in the tall grass (with or without a good book, jen lancaster anyone?) or enjoy a rockin' happy hour at The Prado. What more could a girl ask for?

"The 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition commemorated the opening of the Panama Canal and provided a major impetus for the creation of the Park as it appears today—the first of two Expositions that created many of the cultural institutions as well as the stunning architecture in the Park. Most of the arts organizations along Balboa Park's famous El Prado pedestrian walkway are housed in Spanish-Renaissance style buildings constructed for the 1915 Exposition. It was one of the first times that this highly ornamented, flamboyant architectural style had ever been used in the United States."

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