Palm trees are California's claim to fame and Palm Canyon serves as one of the best locations to show them off. Located in Balboa Park, Palm Canyon is open seven days a week to the public and is free for tourists and locals to enjoy. Palm Canyon covers approximately two acres and has almost 500 palm trees. There are 60 different varieties of palm trees within the canyon including a unique group of Mexican fan palms.
Hikers often make their way outside of the canyon and enjoy the beautiful views of the San Diego region. These views are favorite spots for professional and amateur photographers looking to capture some amazing views on camera. Palm Canyon is a favorite spot year round for picnicking, hiking, biking, running and relaxing.
Balboa Park is the largest cultural park located in an urban setting in the entire United States. It features nearly 20 major museums and performing arts venues and is home to the world famous San Diego Zoo. Balboa Park is one of the most beloved locations in the entire city of San Diego. Also located in the park is a beautiful botanical gardens and small outdoor attractions.