Our Exploritas group spent the day in Balboa Park. In the morning we had an excellent guided tour of the zoo where we got to go behind the scenes in the elephant and giraffe complexes. We spent the afternoon on our own visiting museums, botanical gardens, and wandering the immense grounds. One day gave us a glimpse of all the park has to offer but one would need several visits to see it all. Many of the buildings and other features date back to The 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition.
Below are some photographs taken in the afternoon, inside several buildings and outside in the gardens of Balboa Park. The architecture and huge variety of plants are impressive and beautiful.