Jennifer Davies

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

Balboa Park Food trucks

This month Balboa Park is in full bloom with a spectacular slate of summer fun – from food trucks to extended hours at many of the most popular museums to trivia nights and a rooftop bar to a playground for the 21-and-up set. Come perfect the art of summer in San Diego’s cultural heart.

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Jennifer Davies

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

Food Truck Fridays in Balboa Park

May is a month filled with promise. Nestled between spring and summer, May is blooming with possibilities and nowhere are those possibilities more enticing than in Balboa Park. There are cultural celebrations chock a block with activities, garden parties, food truck Fridays and so much more.

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Jennifer Davies

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

Botanical Building in Balboa Park

What’s that saying?! April showers bring May flowers? Well, regardless of what the weather will bring this month, there is one thing we can guarantee—no one will be raining on your parade when it comes to things to do in Balboa Park. The options are endless at Balboa Park this month: classic tales coming to life on stage, photography workshops, wine history, bloom bashes, craft brew tastings coupled with arts projects and more!

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Jennifer Davies

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

Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park

Spring is a time of renewal and reinvention. And that is especially so in the ever changing, always amazing, Balboa Park. From blooms blossoming to small, but eye-opening exhibits to an iconic show of cars, there’s no shortage of newness to explore. You simply must march on over to Balboa Park to take it all in.

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Jennifer Davies

5 Romantic Date Ideas in Balboa Park

Couple walking in Balboa Park's Alcazar Garden

Romance shouldn’t be relegated to one night or even one month a year. The good news is that there is no shortage of unique romantic outings for you and your partner in Balboa Park all year round. Whether its learning how to cha-cha-cha, hiking off the beaten path or picnicking at your pleasure, Balboa Park is where the city’s cultural heart takes flight.

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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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Jennifer Davies

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

December Nights in Balboa Park

It’s the holiday season and Balboa Park is the place to make merry. But it’s not just how festive Balboa Park looks and more about the very many ways to enjoy the season with a full slate of special events. From the popular December Nights to avant-garde exhibits, Balboa Park is a place to sparkle, shine and explore. Continue reading

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

Jennifer Davies

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

Lily Pond - Balboa Park

This month Balboa Park is filled with sights, bites and a few frights in honor of Halloween. From makers to music to pop culture to hair-raising art, there is so much to do in October it’s almost scary. Continue reading