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San Diego’s Balboa Park comprises 1,200 acres of urban green space with 17 museums and cultural institutions, 65 miles of trails, and the renowned San Diego Zoo. Dating back to the early 19th century, it is one of the oldest public parks in the nation—and much of the early architecture has been preserved, including the iconic California Tower. Plant lovers will marvel at the carefully cultivated gardens, ranging from the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden to Palm Canyon and its 450-plus trees.

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