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March 9, 2004
From journal First Time in San Diego
January 17, 2003
From journal Lawrence Welk Resort Villas: not just bubble music
San Diego, California
April 17, 2002
From journal Diverse San Diego
Orange County, California
July 3, 2001
Yes, its a beautiful green, foresty park and within it are all these different museums. The area reflects the remnants of the World's Fair held here at the beginning of the century.
Instead of tearing down the ornate, deco buildings, after the Fair ended, the City just kept them in place. Now, and this is the only way I can explain it, the area looks like a huge cemetary with rolling green hills and patches of large, old trees with a small thin road meandering through it. And, along the road, every now and then, there appears a large, square art deco type building (yes, one could say a huge masoleum), each with a nice parking area around the front.
Each building is a different type of museum, Natural History, this, that, etc. There are several and each seems to be more popular than the last, given the cars out front. A drive through the Park is lots of fun even if you don't stop in at any of the museums. (How could you choose?)
When we were there on a Saturday, early evening, several of the museums seemed to be hosting parties. There were many there in tuxs and evening gowns, eagerly getting out of their cars, moving quickly, smiling, headed up stone stairs, between columns, to a building's entrance. And in such a rural, natural setting.
What a glorious way to spend a warm summer's evening.
From journal Antiques Roadshow, etc. in San Diego
Victoria, British Columbia
February 26, 2001
The park is charming, with it's bright flowers and about 350 species of
different trees. The parks most well known tree is over 60 feet tall!
We enjoyed just strolling the pathways though the mainicured grounds.
The gardens vary from a sunken garden, known as the Zoro Garden, the Japanese
Friendship Garden to the Palm Canyon with its 70 different species of
You will find many resturants and cafes scattered around the park. They
range from sit down dinner type resturants to a quick coffee cafes.
Museums include the Hall of Champions that has exhibits on over 40
There is a free tram service that runs through the park. If you get on
board, grab a copy of the free map which also has coupons for some of
the museums located in the park. The tram runs about every 10 minutes
from the Tram Station or from any of the pick up points.
Admission to the park is free on Tuesdays.
From journal Sunny San Deigo & Ocean Beach
New Orleans, Louisiana
July 26, 2000
From journal Sunny, Beautiful San Diego