Less than two years after it opened, the showplace restaurant at Balboa Park's Mingei International Museum has achieved a coveted culinary distinction: A place in the Michelin California restaurant guide. Mingei's ARTIFACT, whose cooking draws on global traditions and heirloom ingredients, sits among 10 California restaurants added to the guide this week as "new … [Read more...] about Mingei Museum’s ARTIFACT restaurant wins a spot in prestigious Michelin California Guide
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 … [Read more...] about Forecast: Historic Highs. Balboa Park is home to scenic open spaces and historic venues.
The San Diego History Center has been hard at work on a documentary about the history of Balboa Park. The joint venture with the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) is funded in part by a grant through the Tourism Marketing District, the San Diego History Center, and private donors. With a premiere date of December 2014, the film will provide a platform for the SDTA to … [Read more...] about Balboa Park Documentary Premiere Set for Dec. 9th
The Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego is about to become one of the largest public Japanese-style gardens in the United States. Nine acres of Gold Gulch Canyon will complement the existing two-acre site in Balboa Park. Completion is anticipated by 2014, just in time for the Park’s 2015 Centennial celebration. Slated for construction are a camellia and azalea garden, … [Read more...] about Nine-Acre Garden Expansion Underway