Sightseeing

This evolving page will have information about non-Conference activities that may be of interest to both attendees and non-genealogists with whom they are traveling.

Located in Southern California, not far from the Mexico border, San Diego is the oldest town in California, founded in 1769.

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Balboa Park

Balboa Park comprises a 1,400-acre site with historical buildings, numerous museums, gardens, and green space. It includes the famous San Diego Zoo, the Museum of Natural History, and the San Diego Museum of Art. Even if you never go into a building, the park, with it botanical gardens and lily pond, is a beautiful place for a walk.

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San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo, one of the largest and most famous zoos in the United States, has all kinds of exotic animals, including pandas, which have been successfully bred there. The zoo is noted for its animal enclosures that are designed to recreate spacious, natural settings. It is located in Balboa Park.

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Natural History Museum

The San Diego Natural History Museum, located in Balboa Park, is the second oldest scientific institution west of the Mississippi and the oldest in Southern California.

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Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art is a fine arts museum located in Balboa Park. It houses a broad collection with particular strength in Spanish art.

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