Views from California Tower

Balboa Park is one of the must see locations when visiting San Diego. The park is full of history, beauty, knowledge and fun. I have been here many times throughout my life, and have grown to love it more with every visit. When I was a child my school would take us to field trips to their museums such as the Reuben H Fleet Science center, Museum of Man, Natural History Museum, and many of the gardens. As an adult I like to visit the park for romantic walks with my boyfriend, explore new and interesting exhibits, enjoy the beauty of the large park, and I have yet to enjoy a play at the Old Globe Theater.

Just recently I was so excited to visit the park and try something new which was climbing the California Tower at the San Diego Museum of Man. The tower was completed in 1914 and was closed to the public in 1935, however the tower just recently reopened for everyone to enjoy. The tour consist of climbing about 125 steps to the top of the tower to see some amazing views of the park and the San Diego cityscape. I was prepared for the climb to be very intense, but it was not bad at all. The tour guide is very informative and the steps are separated into sections, therefore you get a little break in between the stairs to enjoy views at every level. Once I reached the top I was in awe of how beautiful the views were, there’s a large viewing deck from each direction of the tower of both the city and the park. If you are stopping by Balboa Park soon I would recommend doing this tour you will learn a lot about San Diego history and it’s a great place for a photo op.

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