Exploring Balboa Park in San Diego

Well, friends, this past weekend I flew to San Diego for a week of work.  And since I was sharing my sewing studio updates in real time, that means that I don’t have any more progress to show you at this time.  In the mean time, though, I’ve seen some neat stuff in San Diego.

On Sunday my boss and I had lunch in Old Town San Diego before exploring Balboa Park.  I wasn’t sure what to expect of the park- she said the architecture was awesome, but I was picturing more of a grassy field kind of park, not this amazing group of buildings and streets with museums and art workshops.

Creole Restaurant Old Town San Diego | The Borrowed Abode

Love this little cafe in Old Town!

Once in Balboa Park, we parked in the area for the zoo and walked through the art workshop center to get to the rest of the park.  The art workshop was chock full of awesome art vendors, from pottery to jewelry to paintings and even fiber art.  It was all I could do to keep from shopping up a storm!

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The colorful market reminded me of Santa Fe  architecture. . . not sure what that means, but that’s what popped into my mind 🙂SanDiego 017

Then we arrived at the main drag of the park.  The buildings were impressive and ornate, but I don’t know what the style is called. SanDiego 019 SanDiego 020 SanDiego 022 SanDiego 029 SanDiego 033

Balboa Park is indeed an impressive place, and both the scenery and the people were interesting to see.  It reminded me of the National Mall back home.  It was nice to have this adventure before starting a week of heavy work.

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  • Reply Funnelcloud Rachel at 12:48 pm

    How cool! I want to go here!

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  • Reply Ashley @ at 5:09 pm

    i love all things san diego but balboa park is a really special place. i went last april and had a great time exploring the buildings and checking out the greenery. did you make it into the huge botanical building? plus, the sd zoo is epic. it’s crazy huge with monstrous hills and close access to the animals! love it!

    • Reply Jane at 8:47 am

      Hey Ashley! I didn’t get a chance to visit the zoo or the botanical gardens, so they’ll have to go on the list for the next visit! Thanks!

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