SAN DIEGO CA. ROAD TRIP

SUNSET CLIFFS

If you enjoy Natures True beauty and Awesome Beach scenes,
Glory of Sunsets, this is a wonderful place to park for a while
and view true natures wonder, bring a Lunch from Ocean Beach, close by,
and park, just to Love this view, and Magnificent Sunsets.
Take a walk perfect for family or Lovers.

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BALBOA PARK

Balboa Park is steeped in history.  A true labor of love to the City's leaders of the era, there was great effort to shape this rolling plot of land into the masterpiece it is today.  We have a Balboa Park New and Old Itinerary that showcases locations from the past and how they look today!

Whether you love photographing art museums, beautiful flowers, adorable animals, or historic architecture, Balboa Park has it all! This 1,200-acre park has been designated a National Historic Landmark and contains multiple museums, the famous San Diego Zoo, botanical gardens, and more. Don’t know where to start? Try the park’s highlight tour.

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OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO.

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For a mix of history, culture, pretty corners to photograph, and delicious Mexican food, visit Old Town San Diego! This historic neighborhood is also a designated State Park, which traces the history of San Diego from its first inhabitants nearly 9,000 years ago to now.

HOLY MATCHA

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You probably recognize the pink and green decor of Holy Matcha if anyone you follow on Instagram has ever visited San Diego. This bright spot is also in … you guessed it … North Park.

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ARTELEXIA

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From its initial stalls at the La Jolla Farmers Market, to its first brick-n-mortar retail space in Little Italy, and now with two locations in culturally artistic North Park, Artelexia has thrived to what it is today:

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  • A vibrant retail shop and event space with a growing online and social media presence

  • Specializing in Mexican gifts, art, home décor, and gourmet foods

  • Hosting cultural workshops and community events, including the First-ever Day of the Dead Festival in North Park

  • Fundraising via Hola Bitches—Modern-day Fairy Godmothers—for an array of non-profits

    While the colorful gift shops of the Southwestern roads sparked the idea for Artelexia,
    it is because of you that, through this space, we want to continue to develop these ideas
    diy's and craft how-to's, recipe demos and cocktail inspirations, travel tips and shop recommendations
    and bring them all to whatever part of the world you may be in.

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SALK INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL STUDIES.


In 1957, Jonas Salk, developer of the first safe and effective polio vaccine, began his quest to fulfill his second dream: create a collaborative environment where researchers could explore the basic principles of life and contemplate the wider implications of their discoveries for the future of humanity. 

Gifted with 27 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean by the City of San Diego in 1960, Salk partnered with architect Louis Kahn to design such a research center. He summarized his aesthetic objectives by telling Kahn to “create a facility worthy of a visit by Picasso.”

With financial support from the National Foundation/March of Dimes, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies opened its doors in 1963. In addition to Salk, the first Resident Fellows were Jacob Bronowski, Melvin Cohn, Renato Dulbecco, Edwin Lennox and Leslie Orgel. The Nonresident Fellows were Leo Szilard, Francis Crick, Salvador Luria, Jacques Monod and Warren Weaver.

The major study areas are aging and regenerative medicinecancer biologyimmune system biologymetabolism and diabetesneuroscience and neurological disorders and plant biology. Salk research provides new understanding and potential treatments for a range of diseases, from AIDS and Alzheimer’s to cancer and cardiovascular disorders. Discoveries by plant biologists are paving the way to improving the quality and quantity of the world’s food supply and to addressing critical environmental problems, including global warming.

The Institute is supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health, private foundations and individuals who value scientific trailblazing. The March of Dimes, which has backed the Institute since its inception, continues to contribute financially every year. 

As its first director, Salk said of his eponymous institute: “The Salk Institute is a curious place, not easily understood, and the reason for it is that this is a place in the process of creation. It is being created and is engaged in studies of creation. We cannot be certain what will happen here, but we can be certain it will contribute to the welfare and understanding of man.”

For more details about the history of the Salk Institute, click  here for information about the “Genesis of The Salk Institute”. Written by Suzanne Bourgeois, Professor Emerita and Founding Director of the Regulatory Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute.

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LA JOLLA

La Jolla is a smart seaside area, known for its rugged coastline. Trails wind past pine trees and sandstone canyons in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, while the 2 courses at world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course sit atop sea cliffs. La Jolla Cove has sweeping ocean views, and the Shell Beach tide pools are home to anemones and crabs. Posh boutiques and waterfront restaurants dot walkable La Jolla Village.

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US NAVY PIER MUSEUM

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