Found within San Diego’s major lure, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo is internationally renowned as one of the “best zoos” in town. And by town, we mean, the world. As animal lovers and nature enthusiasts, it’s hard to resist the urge to go to a zoo, whether it be a local one or this major tourist attraction. To see some of these animals, especially those that would be considered more “exotic” in nature, in person is a real treat and spectacle. I am glad we did not pass up the opportunity to visit the San Diego Zoo, even though we had to rush through it somewhat because of having to get somewhere with family. Needless to say, though, we soon discovered that this zoo is really too large to be experienced in just a couple of hours. Spend a whole day, or even multiple days, checking out all it has to offer!
One of the unexpected treasures of San Diego discovered during out 2015 trip out West was Balboa Park. This is a huge area filled with lots to see and lots to do. No doubt, we at Plant Smart Living spent quite a lot of time exploring the beautiful use of nature as is exemplified in the Japanese Zen Garden and the Arboretum, but there were also other man-made sites to see that are too cool to ignore.
Having had the opportunity to visit San Diego in the summer of 2015, we have returned with stories and, more importantly, photos to share with our Plant-Smart Living subscribers. We were constantly impressed with the natural environment present in this area of the country, something so different than what we normally see tucked away in the mountainous and grassy terrain of Eastern Pennsylvania.