Address Balboa Park San Diego, CA, USA

If the name of this Californian park seems to evoke the famous boxer incarnated in the movies by Sylvester Stallone, it actually refers to Vasco Núñez de Balboa, the first European discoverer of the Pacific Ocean from its eastern coast in 1513.

Created in 1968 and preserved since 1835, this magnificent 4.9 km2 park hosted the Panama-California Exposition in 1915 and the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935. In addition, it houses theaters, shops, restaurants, and the San Diego Zoo. It is also home to the Museum of Man and the Museum of Art. It is one of the oldest parks in the United States. Fun fact: It was once home to a copy of the famous Rocky Balboa statue from Philadelphia.

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