Directions to the 'Spanish Village'.
1770 Village Place,
San Diego, CA
The Spanish Village in on Village Place,
just off Park Blvd., in central Balboa Park, just north-east of downtown
San Diego by about a mile.
Map to Spanish Village via MapQuest
NOTE: the above link will show you a star of where
you are, but it's above our real destination by a dash. We meet in
the middle of the park (green area), so scroll down and find 'Village
Place', that where it is.
Here is Google's map. The satellite function will show you the
buildings in reality if you click on that part:
There is usually plenty of free parking in the front parking lots off
either corners of Park and Village Place and on Village Place proper.
The 'Spanish Village' is a collection of small artist shops that
photographers love to photograph at due to it's rich colored old buildings and
flooring. It's sandwiched in between the Rueben H. Fleet Space Theatre and the
Natural History Museum on the left and the zoo and the zoo parking lot on the right.
It's basically part of the Museum section of Balboa Park, not far from the
Museum of Photographic Art and the Botanical Gardens, which we will visit and
These directions are from the zoo website, to get you to the zoo (which is
right next door to where we are going). From
Interstate 5 (Los Angeles and Orange County), take the Pershing Drive exit and
follow the signs.
Directions from the NORTH (southbound):
From Interstate 15 (Escondido and Riverside), take SR 163
south to the Park Blvd./I-5 South exit. Exit at Park Blvd. Turn left on Park
Blvd. and head north.
Directions from the SOUTH (northbound):
From Interstate 5 (Mexico), take the State Route 163 north exit, then the
Zoo/Museums (Richmond Street) exit and follow the signs.
Directions from the EAST (westbound):
From Interstate 8 (Imperial County and Arizona), take State Route 163 south to
the Park Blvd./I-5 South Exit. Exit at Park Blvd. Turn left on Park Blvd. and
head north. From State Route 94, proceed into downtown San Diego to 12th Avenue.
Turn right on 12th Avenue (which turns into Park Blvd.) and proceed north.
and don't forget to print out
Just make sure you click 'portrait' (not landscape)
on your printing setup
options to make it large enough.
The Spanish Village Website, with there links to maps