THE WORLD FAMOUS SAN DIEGO ZOO
AND THE WILD ANIMAL PARK
In Balboa Park you'll find the San Diego Zoo.
In Balboa Park you'll find many museums and fantastic architecture.
The park's look
is due to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition to celebrate the
completion of the Panama Canal. The name Balboa Park was the result of a
In Citizen Cane, scenes from the
mansion Xanadu were taken from buildings in Balboa Park.
California Bell tower appears in the film Almost Famous.
recorded a song about Balboa Park in "The Ghost Of Tom Joad"
cover photo of "Pet Sounds" from the Beach Boys was taken from the San
Interesting Architecture, throughout Balboa Park!
The (old) Cactus Garden was developed in 1935. It is free to the public to walk through, you'll find it on the West side of the park.
THE WILD ANIMAL PARK
San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park is a don't miss on my list. It is like an animal Safari within the county of San Diego. Summer hours are 9am to 8pm. But the hour's open depend on the time of year. (here) for hours and information. It is in Escondido about an hour from downtown.
It is a fantastic place to see animals in a safari setting. It is owned and run by the San Diego Zoo.
The Wild Animal Park is at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido,
California 92027-7017. For general information, call 760-747-8702.
Distance between the San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park is 35
miles. (take the 15 Freeway north)