Evans Mission Bay Magazine Issue 2 - Page 38

Belmont Park ESCAPE Here’s how to make the most of San Diego’s many historical areas and happening neighborhoods. BY DEBRA BOKUR 38 S Perfect ince that long-ago autumn day in 1542 when explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped ashore in the place now known as San Diego, a lot has changed. Some things, however, have stayed the same—including the city’s sunny, welcoming climate that continues to draw modern-day explorers from around the world. Iconic locations, such as the San Diego Padres’ home field at Petco Park baseball stadium and the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, remain perennial favorites with plenty to inspire repeat visits. “There are exciting new things under- way at the San Diego Zoo, including a $68