Balboa Park isn't all Spanish architecture and giant pandas; the urban acreage also offers ample sightseeing for car and motorcycle enthusiasts. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the greens, and then pick
up speed at the San Diego Automotive Museum:
• $8 ($18 value) for two adult admissions (age 16+)
• $17 ($36 value) for four adult admissions (age 16+)
• $13 ($26 value) for two children's admissions (age 6 through 15) and two adult admissions (age 16+)
Horsepower in the Park
The idea of creating an automotive museum in Balboa Park came from Briggs Cunningham, a renowned collector and racer. After a one-million-dollar renovation of a historic building in the Pan American Plaza, the SDAM opened in late 1988. Today, the museum stands as a tribute to the
automobile's role in American culture, with permanent exhibits that range from showstoppers like a 1911 Ford Model T Speedster to a classic Studebaker that was discovered after sitting in a shed in Imperial Beach for four decades.