Best known for the San Diego zoo, Balboa Park has a good number of lower key attractions best taken in during a late afternoon stroll.

The open air botanical garden, with it's iron lattice roof, lets the sun chase the plants in weaving geometric rays. Or stroll through the Spanish style porticos and watch the colorful collection of people that make up central San Diego on any given day. Lastly check out the San Diego Museum of Art once the heat becomes too much and an escape to the AC is needed.