THE US GRANT, San Diego - Balboa Park
Located just minutes from the hotel is Balboa Park. The world-renowned San Diego Zoo is only one part of this magnificent 1,200-acre city park that was built for the 1915-1916 Panama-California Expo. Today, Balboa Park is home to the zoo, 14 museums, a pipe organ pavilion, botanical gardens, a Tony award winning theater, an antique carousel and a miniature-scale train. Among many seasonal events, of particular interest is Balboa Park's Christmas on the Prado that is held the first weekend of December each year.