Balboa Park, San Diego, California
Tel: 619 239 0512
Concierge.com's insider take:
As Central Park is to New York City, Balboa Park is the center of this out-of-doors city: Its 1,200 landscaped acres hosts 85 attractions, including 15 museums, gardens, restaurants, and the Zoo. The best bets are the San Diego Museum of Man (1350 El Prado; 619-239-2001; www.museumofman.org), the IMAX theater at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (1875 El Prado; 619-238-1233; www.rhfleet.org), and the San Diego Museum of Art (1450 El Prado; 619-232-7931; www.sdmart.org). Most Tuesdays, at least one attraction offers free admission.