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Top Things to Do in Balboa Park

1. Be awestruck with each stroll over Cabrillo Bridge

2. Visit the pandas at the San Diego Zoo

3. Enjoy a picnic on the lawns of the Botanical Building

4. Stop and smell the roses in one of the gorgeous gardens

5. Listen to a concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion

6. Get cultured under the stars at the Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival

7. Reach for the brass ring while riding the Carousel

8. Escape the city on a hiking trail

9. Browse the studios at Spanish Village Art Center

10. Enjoy the lights and decorations at December Nights

11. Feel the eerie stillness of the park when the fog rolls in

12. Catch a world-premiere musical, with preshow dining at the Prado

13. Go for a run, either solo or in one of the many races at the park

14. Observe a refined game of lawn bowls

15. Play a game of "Name That Tune" as you listen to the chime of the Carillon Bells

16. Find something new—a hidden courtyard, a remote trail—with each visit

17. Watch a movie under the stars at Screen on the Green

18. Play a round of golf, either Frisbee or the traditional variety

19. Eat new foods and watch cultural performances at the Pacific Relations Cottages

20. People-watch at the Bea Evenson Fountain

Updated: 03-2013

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