Celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2015, Balboa Park is an expansive 1,200-acre urban cultural park in the heart of San Diego. After hosting the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition, the park became a national historic landmark with a dozen museums, restaurants, theaters and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Often referred to as the Smithsonian of the West, Balboa Park has become a sought-after place for meetings and events of all sizes and budgets.From charming ballrooms to cozy courtyards, grand plazas to historic theaters, Balboa Park has the flexibility and diversity to provide memorable backdrops for your meetings. Along with plenty of parking, VIP services, and catering, every venue has its own Special Events Manager-making Balboa Park easy to plan a grand event. The San Diego Zoo can even host up to 5,000 guests in a setting surrounded by exotic animals, unique flora, and lush landscaping!
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RICK SCHWARTZ, Ambassador for the San Diego Zoo
Close out your meeting with animal trainer, Rick Schwartz, as he takes you behind the scenes of some of San Diego’s best areas for animal lovers. As an Animal Care Supervisor for the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Rick Schwartz swears that even the animals have adopted the city’s laid-back, friendly vibe.