Emily Paddock

An Insider’s View on Things to do in August in Balboa Park

Balboa Park Spreckels Organ Pavilion

As summer heads into its dog days, the fun also heats up in Balboa Park. From movies on the park’s lush lawns to awe-inspiring concerts on the world’s largest outdoor instrument to festivals celebrating the circle of life to fairy tales taking flight on stage, Balboa Park in August is a fever pitch of festivities.

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Emily Paddock

An Insider’s View on What to Do in February in Balboa Park

Balboa Park Aerial

Valentine’s Day no longer claims sole custody of the month of February. Whether you are flying solo this cupid season or are happily coupled, Balboa Park has a plethora of happenings this month that are bound to spark some sort of connection. From advocating for human rights to plays to the lost art of letter writing to the father of Japanese street art to cocktails and culture, there is something to L-O-V-E for everyone.

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Emily Paddock

Guide to Holiday Shopping in Balboa Park

San Diego History Center Gift Shop - Balboa Park

It’s the holidays. Also known as the most wonderful time of the year. That is unless you are wandering around a crowded mall. But holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a dispiriting slog. In fact, there is place where you can stroll through a picturesque landscape all while finding unique and thoughtful gifts. That magical place? Balboa Park, obviously.

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Emily Paddock

An Insider’s View on What to Do in November in Balboa Park

Lily Pond - Balboa Park

There are things a-plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season—including what Balboa Park has in store for you in the month of November. From painting your pet to pop-up art sales to cocktail culture, there is something for everyone to have a gourd time. Continue reading