There are many reasons to visit Balboa Park.Â Our most recent visit was prompted by a new exhibit at the Mingei Museum entitled Classic and Contemporary Native American Art.Â The Mingei is a museum of folk art, literally translated as “art of the people”Â .Â The exhibit was wonderful and the docent engaged the entire group in a discussion of the art.Â Â The visitÂ began with a short overview about the museum, while enjoyingÂ the Angel of Temperence hangingÂ overhead.Â Â The Angel is an artistic reminder to keep life in balance, something we all need to remember periodically.
Whatever your reason for visiting Balboa Park, be sure to include lunch at the Prado in your outing.Â Our salads were great, the service was excellent and price was just right.
fresh romaine hearts with herbed croutons, cotija cheese & fire-roasted poblano chile caesar dressing
baby field greens, baby beets, tomato, avocado, roasted white corn, cracked coriander vinaigrette
napa cabbage, radicchio, julienne carrots, grilled chicken, mango, snow peas & wontons tossed in a sesame-mustard vinaigrette
shrimp or chicken, applewood smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, avocado, roma tomato, hard boiled egg, blue cheese, ranch dressing
Be sure to end your visit to Balboa Park with a visit to the gardens just across from the Old Globe Theater.