Flying back to San Diego after being somewhere else, there’s always that moment as you’re about to land when you look down and see Balboa Park and it welcomes you home.
But having spent part of Mother’s on the ground in Balboa Park, it was a reminder of what a great place we have in our own backyard.
And they come from all over the country and from all over the world. And that’s why the people in charge of attracting tourists to San Diego have millions in their new budget to target people in other countries to let them know why our city should be on their destination list.
Balboa Park already sees a lot of foreign visitors and if you haven’t been there lately, you may not know what’s been going on. With more money targeted for improvements that range from sprucing up gardens and adding trees to repairing structures and fewer cars, Balboa Park is indeed an impressive place for tourists and those who live here.
Having celebrated its 100th birthday a couple of years ago and with plans for other improvements, Balboa Park is in a rebirth.
Visitors continue to discover it and say it’s a reason for them coming to San Diego as much as for our beaches and our weather.
But when you live here sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees, or as in this case, the “Jewel of San Diego” for what we call Balboa Park.
(Photo credit KOGO News)