Located in the heart of San Diego, Balboa Park is an enclave of peace, serenity and culture. For vacationers staying in the nearby downtown area, a trip to Balboa Park provides a full day of adventure and a look at the unique history of the city. At Balboa Park, visitors can explore a variety of recreational areas and gardens as well as discover a multitude of world class museums and cultural institutions.
During your stay at a downtown San Diego hotel, explore some of Balboa Park’s historic museums. Here is a list of the must see museums of Balboa Park.
San Diego Museum of Art
One of the largest and most renowned art museums in the state of California, the San Diego Museum of Art boasts a broad collection of European, modern, contemporary, Asian and Latin American artwork. Throughout the year the museum also hosts a number of interesting temporary exhibits from around the world. The combination of styles and cultures creates an enriching and entertaining experience for guests.
San Diego Air and Space Museum
The San Diego Air and Space Museum features exhibits revolving around historic aircrafts and spacecrafts. The walkways are lined with replicas of planes from all over the world, giving visitors an intimate look back into the history of manned flight. For air fanatics, there are also a variety of interactive exhibits and simulators that allowsfor a unique hands-on experience.
San Diego Museum of Man
A world-class anthropology museum and the only museum dedicated to anthropology in San Diego, the San Diego Museum of Man offers a fascinating glimpse into human history and civilization throughout the ages. The museum features exhibits on Ancient Egypt, the Mayans, Human Evolution and more. With its wide array of artifacts, relics and cultural treasures from across the world, the San Diego Museum of Man is as interesting as it is enthralling.
San Diego Automotive Museum
The San Diego Automotive Museum features one of the world’s top collections of rare and historic automobiles. Visitors can take a look an extensive car collection featuring more than 80 historic automobiles and motorcycles, some that once belonged to famous actors and socialites. Depending on the time of year, visitors can check the museum’s calendar and try to catch the special shows and exhibits put on every few months.
For those who want to check out all of the museums, there is a day pass that visitors can buy for a flat rate that covers entrance into all 14 museums.
Balboa Park is a beautiful urban park that encompasses the history of San Diego in a unique way that can be appreciated by residents and visitors. If you are looking for comfortable accommodations and the best rates for hotels near Balboa Park, the Pacific Inn and Suites can satisfy your needs. Located within minutes of the park, a stay with us will place you in the ideal location to begin exploring all of Balboa Park’s incredible museums and attractions.