We headed to Balboa Park to see the Automotive Museum, but knew in advance that others thought the place was a little underwhelming. Unfortunately, I'll have to agree, as we were done looking at all the cars and motorcycles in less than an hour, even with a toddler in tow. We even paid the extra fee to see the special Steam Punk exhibition and were still out fairly quickly. As car enthusiasts, we found the collection quite limited, and we've honestly seen more cars and more interesting cars just heading out to a local cars-n-coffee show. If we hadn't had other Balboa Park activities lined up for the day, we might have been disappointed about making the trip. All that said, parking was easy, staff were friendly and we liked the homegrown feeling of the place. It's a good place to stop if you're making a day out of a trip Balboa Park.
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