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National Geographic

Explores San Diego

Four-part miniseries focuses on unique cultural offerings of Balboa Park and the city

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City of Discovery

San Diego is a city filled with diversity, creativity, discovery and adventure and nowhere is that spirit more evident than in Balboa Park, long known as the region's cultural heart. National Geographic's four-episode miniseries will explore what makes San Diego such a unique destination, showcasing the iconic Balboa Park as well as the larger city to a national and international audience. The four episodes of the series each have a different theme, looking at San Diego and its rich cultural heritage through a different lens.

Episode Descriptions

Check your TV provider's on demand service or watch the episodes on nationalgeographic.com

Episode 1 - City of Adventure

City of Adventure looks at the sense of daring that is intrinsic in San Diego's DNA – from early explorers to sky gliding to evening exploits.

Episode 2 - City of Discovery

City of Discovery examines the innovative essence that is part of every aspect of San Diego – from culinary creativity to scientific breakthroughs to its commitment to cutting-edge sustainability.

Episode 3 - City of Creativity

City of Creativity studies the people, places and tastes that give San Diego its one-of-a-kind lifestyle from world-class theater to pioneering public spaces to inventive eateries.

Episode 4 - City of Diversity

City of Diversity surveys San Diego's varied and vibrant multicultural neighborhoods as well as its different and dramatic scenery from the beaches to the mountains and beyond.

In & Around Balboa Park

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Explore Balboa Park

Just minutes from downtown, explore the history, legacy, and future of this ever changing, always amazing cultural park.

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7 Hidden Gems to Explore in Balboa Park

You can spend all day (or weekend) exploring Balboa Park’s 1,200 acres of museums, gardens, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. But the Jewel of San Diego also features several lesser-known attractions that are sure to pique your interest, too.

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Plan Your Visit

There is a lot to see in Balboa Park, so you need a plan. Here are some resources that will help you get the very most out of your visit.

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Don't Miss At The Park

Balboa Park is in and of itself an icon of San Diego. And as the park developed and expanded, several venues and attractions within the park have become representative of the destinations rich and storied history.

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Premium Dinner Cruise

Feb 11 - ongoing

Join us on San Diego's finest dinner cruise for romantic dates and special occasions. Enjoy a gourmet three-course meal, and admire the San Diego waterfront views.

Highlights:
Complimentary glass of champagne
25 miles of beautiful downtown San Diego scenery
Background Music
Free WiFi

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Cabrillo for the Stars

May 22, 2021

Please join us on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 7 p.m. for Cabrillo for the Stars, a virtual event experience where comfy clothes are encouraged but your National Park spirit is required. Shining bright for your enjoyment, this 30-minute virtual event, will highligh the stars of Cabrillo – its places, people, and programs. Incredible visuals, impactful stories, and a silent auction will spark joyous memories and inspire generosity. So pour your favorite beverage and order delicious takeout from one of our partners and really take in the wonder of Cabrillo National Monument. Register at http://1cau.se/aSr or learn more at cnmf.org.

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ARTS DISTRICT Creative Conversations

Apr 22, 2021

Join ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station for a special Creative Conversation event featuring Benito Bautista Executive Director and Co-Founder of San Diego Filipino Cinema on April 22 from 6pm-7pm via Zoom. Linda Caballero Sotelo, Executive Director at New Americans Museum will join the panel discussion focusing on issues of non-profit programming during a pandemic, discoveries of present stories and issues for filming, future collaborative projects in ARTS DISTRICT, and much more. Tune in for an intimate discussion with local creatives or get interactive and ask about their work or how you can make an impact.

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Walk The Block: Barrio Logan

Jan 9, 2021 - ongoing

"Walk The Block" is a community initiative that was created in July 2020 to help struggling small businesses in Barrio Logan. Shop owners and local vendors set up their outdoor booths all along Logan Avenue.

Food, Drinks, Clothing, & Gifts all available with a chican@ twist.

Every Saturday in Barrio Logan
12pm - 6pm on Logan Avenue
from Chicano Park to 26th St.

Masks Required
Social Distancing Enforced

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