Balboa Parkget painting sites details and map
Balboa Park is San Diego's most visited paintout area, with 1400 acres of subject matter ranging from gardens and canyons to museums, theatres and restaurants featuring fascinating architecture.
Los Turistas watercolor by Mike Shirk
If you enjoy including figures in your paintings, this is the place, with half a million visitors each year. There is ample free parking and numerous public restrooms.
The International Houses
watercolor by Mike Shirk
Please note that some areas, such as the famous San Diego Zoo, charge admission and will require special arrangements for painters.