Explore more than 15 museums at Balboa Park

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Balboa Park should be on the top of your list for every trip to San Diego. Its 1,198 acres contain the San Diego Zoo, eight lush and peaceful gardens, 350 species of trees (including 58 species of palm) and 15 museums.

Timken Museum of Art displays European and American masterworks and includes Russian icons (free admission). The Museum of Photographic Arts features photography, film and screenings in its own movie theatre.

The San Diego Museum of Man features anthropology discoveries from around the world, including Egyptian mummies and exact replicas of Mayan monuments. Admission costs vary so check with your hotel concierge for details.