We wandered around Balboa Park for two days enjoying the well known sites (San Diego Museum of Art) but also experiencing little gems like the Alcazar Garden, which is patterned after gardens in Spain. It is located near the Mingei Museum and is close to the SD Museum of Art. We were here in January so we definitely did not see the gardens in the best season. However, the basic structure of colorful Moorish tiles and pergodas were there to enjoy, along with some plants still in season including boxwoods and dusty miller (?). This is a little diversion we bumped into that was actually pleasing to see and in the off season can be viewed in less than 15 minutes.