We recently visited Balboa Park in San Diego, California. There is a wonderful Botanical Garden (in the background) in front of which is this nice reflecting pool that has numerous types of waterlilies. The park itself is just stunning with numerous Museums and places for Families to enjoy a relaxed afternoon picnic.
Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park named after the Spanish maritime explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa. It was the location of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition and 1935 California Pacific International Exposition which each created architectural landmarks for the park.
The park’s site was placed in reserve in 1835, and so is one of the oldest sites in the United States dedicated to public recreational use. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation green belts, gardens and walking paths, it contains a variety of cultural attractions including many museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.