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Balboa Park: Hidden in Plain Sight

90 minutes
Tour starts at the west side of Cabrillo Bridge in Sefton Plaza

The architectural grandeur and natural beauty of Balboa Park is enriched by countless hidden historical details including unique structures, landscape features, monuments and plaques, public art, and heritage plants and trees. See Balboa Park like you have never seen it before on SOHO's Hidden in Plain Sight walking tour, highlighting some of these fascinating but often over-looked spaces and features. Even a regular visitor to the park will be guaranteed to discover and learn many new interesting things on this casual one and a half hour trek.

A collaborative effort, Hidden in Plain Sight is based upon the countless collective hours, years and decades of intrepid exploration of Balboa Park by present and past SOHO board members. In honor of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition Centennial, our resident experts have generously agreed to share some of their intimate insider knowledge and favorite secret places. The tour, bringing attention to some lesser-known and underappreciated aspects of Balboa Park including those objects "hidden in plain sight," also aims to increase public awareness of the pressing historic preservation issues currently affecting this precious public resource.

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3525 Seventh Avenue, San Diego 92103
(619) 297-9327


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