Balboa Park

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Komen Race for the Cure scheduled for Sunday in Balboa Park

The 17th Annual Komen San Diego Race for the Cure is set for 8 a.m. on Sunday in Balboa Park.

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Visitor Information

Thanks to the foresight of its early settlers, San Diego is blessed with an oasis of green that functions as its recreational heart.  Balboa Park, located just east of downtown and the airport began as an 1,400 acre track set aside as a public park in 1865.  The first master plan was prepared in 1903 and the city levied a tax in 1905 to support the master plan.  The grounds were planted by Kate Sessions during the early part of the 20th century.  Her determination to keep San Diego green can be seen in its lush plantings and trees.

Many of the buildings in the park date to the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition and are excellent examples of the Spanish Colonial Revival style.  At the time the buildings were not intended for permanent use, but they have remained in constant use since the Exposition.  In recent years as termites and time have taken their toll buildings are being refurbished or rebuilt as exact replicas. The site was also the host of the 1935-36 California-Pacific International Exposition.

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Balboa Park Businesses

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

101 W Broadway, Fl. Ninth
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Discrimination
  • Legal - Employment Litigation
  • Legal - Labor Relations

Harper Construction

2241 Kettner Blvd., Ste. 300
San Diego, CA
  • Architects
  • Defense Contractors
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Movie Theaters

701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
3965 5th Ave. #200
San Diego, CA, 92103
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Upcoming Events

BOOMERS

Thu, Jul 31
Horton Grand Theatre
San Diego
The music revue of a generation! Seven multi-talented performers and San Diego's hottest band take you on an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits and hte most memorable events of the Baby Boom Decades! Featuring great music fromteh 60s and 70s!

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series

Thu, Jul 31
6:30pm 9:30pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Sway and groove to the sounds of Southern Californiaís finest Jazz talents by the pool of the Westgate Hotel. No performance on July 24. Check online for talents and series schedule.

Representing the Professional Athlete; an Agentís Perspective

Thu, Jul 31
6:00pm 7:15pm
Columbia Center
San Diego
Guest Speaker: David Dunn, CEO of Athletes First [Optional Speaker Bio: David Dunn has is one of the most prolific and effective negotiators in the professional sports industry, having negotiated record-breaking contracts and representing 9 Hall of Famers, 7 Heisman Trophy winners, 5 Super Bowl MVPs and 5 Walter Payton Men of the Year.]

BOOMERS

Fri, Aug 1
Horton Grand Theatre
San Diego
The music revue of a generation! Seven multi-talented performers and San Diego's hottest band take you on an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits and hte most memorable events of the Baby Boom Decades! Featuring great music fromteh 60s and 70s!

BOOMERS

Sat, Aug 2
Horton Grand Theatre
San Diego
The music revue of a generation! Seven multi-talented performers and San Diego's hottest band take you on an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits and hte most memorable events of the Baby Boom Decades! Featuring great music fromteh 60s and 70s!
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