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Balboa Park water gardens near Olympus Corsair in San Diego, California

BALBOA PARK IS HOME TO WORLD-CLASS ATTRACTIONS

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Just thirteen minutes from Olympus Corsair is a destination where culture, science, and nature collide.

We're talking about Balboa Park, and it's home to performing arts venues, more than seventeen museums, and recreational attractions such as the San Diego Zoo.

Balboa was originally called City Park before being renamed after Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa in honor of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, which took place in the park that year.

Today, it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also known as one of the Great Places in America.

Highlights include:

Spanish Village Art Center

Known as San Diego's coveted secret for art lovers, the art center consists of quaint buildings that depict a charming Spanish village. During World War II, the Army used the village for temporary barracks, and artists reclaimed and restored it in 1947. Today, it features more than two hundred local artists who make jewelry, baskets, ceramics, and so much more.

Marston House

Built in 1905, the Marston House is one of California's finest examples of Art & Crafts architecture. It was the home of noted civic leader and merchant George W. Marston, and the park states that when upon entering, one's eye is immediately drawn the length of the house and through aligned windows at the far end to the outdoors. Enjoy a guided tour to learn more about the property and those who have lived here.

Timken Museum of Art

Known as San Diego's jewel box of fine art, Timken was established in 1965, and it's the only museum in the park that offers free daily admission. Its elegant mid-century modern building was designed to showcase the collection to the greatest advantage, and it is the second most important mid-century building in the city. The impressive collection features masterworks that span more than seven hundred years of history, and artists include John Singleton Copley, Rembrandt, and Petrus Christus.

If you're considering calling our apartments in San Diego home, please contact us to set up a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.

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