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Attractions of san diego

Apr 9th 2012 at 2:28 AM

San Diego County also provides an amount of attractions unique to this surface, including the 1,200 acre Balboa Park, which is home to many museums, schools and theaters, most of which support fancily decorated Spanish and Latin American architecture. At the far side of Balboa Park is the world known San Diego Zoo, where you can see over 4,000 animals of more than 800 species. Its sister park, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, located in east county, specializes in the preservation of endangered species and provides a completely distinct, though equally interesting, experience than that of the Zoo.

 

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sculpture of san diego : Public art is always topic to discuss in San Diego, the preference tends to run on the less-than-cultured side. Statues of dolphins and fishermen will barely cause a ripple but anything remotely abstract will elicit cries of outrage. But there was one sculpture that, more than outrage[violent], caused befuddlement[confusion] along with a high-level of embarrassed[ashamed] gestures.

It was an abstract bronze sculpture called Okeanos by artist William Tucker, if you drove along North Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla from 1988 to 2001, you definitely noticed this big, hulking 13-foot piece of, uh, art in front of Scripps Green Hospital.

The sculpture is a rippling curve that looks to spread to the earth and closely like a wave. It instructs not only water, but also clouds and vegetation and human limbs.



San Diego-Coronado Bridge : The San Diego-Coronado Bridge is a 2.12-mile bridge that spans San Diego Bay and connects the City of San Diego with the City of Coronado. It increases and descends in a sweeping curve that terminates at Fourth Avenue in Coronado. It is the main way of access to Coronado's beaches and the North Island Naval Air Station, and also the Silver Strand isthmus. Construction of the bridge began in 1967 and opened on 3rd aug, 1969. The graceful and clean architecture and blue paint has made the bridge n Diego most notable landmark and symbol. The bridge has five lanes of traffic and carries 85,000 cars daily. Painting the bridge is a never-ending job. The blue color was selected to relate with sky and sea. It is the third deadliest suicide bridge in the U.S. In 1970, it received the Most Beautiful Bridge Award of Merit of the American Institute of Steel Construction.

 

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Garden : If you appreciate art and sculpture it's a great place to visit. A part-time La Jolla resident late in life, the French artist presented this enchanted environment — composed of eight unique symbols and a sparkling centerpiece rewarded by Queen Califia — as a gift to the people of Escondido and Southern California. Queen Califia's Magical Circle Garden" is an awesome spot to disappear into and make off a magical and fanciful world, even if only for a short moment. And even amongst the bustle of Kit Carson Park's picnic areas, playgrounds and ballfields, you can discover a little bit of desert and artistry tucked away in this quiet corner.

 

Hotel del Coronado : A local and national treasure, the Hotel del Coronado is situated in the City of Coronado, just across the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. As a National Historic Landmark, the Hotel del Coronado has a rich and colorful heritage that sets it apart from most hotels. Because of its marvelous and unique architecture, it's no surprise the Hotel Del has been used as a scenery in movies and television. The Hotel del Coronado is the quintessential California resort on the beach. Situated on 28 oceanfront acres.



The 25th Street Musical Bridge : I seriously doubt the wonderful painted cow sculptures of Chicago would have flown here in San Diego had we been approached first with the concept.

So, in essence, de Salvo has developed a work of art that is not only functional but also beautiful - a compound of safety and music in a most unique path - and it serves as a symbolic gesture of connecting the two neighborhoods of Golden Hill and Sherman Heights. So, sometimes public art doesn't have to be grandiose[affected] or extraordinary to make an impression on the public. And the 25th Street Musical Bridge is a perfect example.

 

Carlsbad Flower Fields : A survivor in the face of progress, the 50-acre Flower Fields are a bit of a throwback to a distinct era of the San Diego area.

While most of the surrounding agricultural fields have long sold out to development, the Flower Fields continue to move as a working flower farm. Owned by the Carltas Co.

These two and a half months in spring are when the fields are open to the public, although the farm is a 12-month operation. Although one would think upon seeing the colorful blooms that the fields are for cut flowers, in truth only around 2 percent of the flowers are sold for this purpose. Colorfully arrayed like royalty on hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Flower Fields of Carlsbad, California is only open for about a two-month spring season in March and April. Over 150,000 come and visit every year to wander among the flowers.

 

USS Midway Museum : Experience an unforgettable adventure aboard the U.S.S. Midway, one of America's longest-serving aircraft carriers and now a San Diego tourist attraction. You'll feel a strong surge of patriotism and pride for America's military history as you walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld American ideals of strength, freedom and peace. Families and friends can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits, including 25 restored aircrafts. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier's history to life. And those who want to test out their Top Gun skills can take to the sky in one of the three flight simulators on board the ship. Whether you want to celebrate America's rich and proud military history, honor the sailors that have gone through San Diego's port, or experience an adventure like no other, the U.S.S. Midway Museum offers excitement, nostalgia, patriotic pride and amazement.


Balboa Park : As the biggest urban cultural park in North America and one of San Diego's known tourist attractions, Balboa Park contains 16 museums, 16 gardens and eight attractions and venues. Home to the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, you can spend many days visiting the park and not see it all. For your dose of arts and culture, be inspired by the exhibitions at the San Diego Museum of Art, Museum of Photographic Arts, the Timken Museum or the Mingei Museum. For the adventurous explorer types, visit the Air and Space Museum, the Ruben H. Fleet Science Museum, or the San Diego Natural History Museum. And for the thespians, be sure to grab your tickets for the next performance at the Tony Award-Winning Old Globe Theater.

No matter what you're looking to do, Balboa Park offers inspiration, exploration and discovery at every corner. From spending a day at a museum, a walk through beautiful gardens, or if you simply want to lie on a blanket and enjoy a leisurely picnic, this is one San Diego destination you don't want to miss. Moreover, the park provides a host of festivals, free concerts and seasonal activities with a dynamic and ever-changing calendar of events.

 

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