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Balboa Parkk gift shops sell the inspirational San Diego pictures, and things.
Balboa Parkk gift shops sell the inspirational San Diego pictures, and things.
Adam Benjamin

Gifts bought in the shops in San Diego's Balboa Park show the steps taken to make the southwest town a travelers home. Count on a map found at the park's Visitors Center Gift Shop to trace a shopper's steps through the dozens of shops in San Diego's "cultural mall."

The mainstay buys inspire shoppers to see the local life. Anyone can see the Photo Secrets of San Diego before turning the sights into a real visitor's experience. "One-of-a-kind" gifts open up life opportunities.

Balboa Park gift shops do not jus tmake lifelong learning enjoyable.

Top gift deals found in the "popular urban oasis," the SUmmer crowds walk aross, past the historic buildings and landscaped gardens, teach the customers the progress San Diego has made. Pottery made by local artists sold at the San Diego History Center, and, artifacts at the Museum of Man, deepen the knowledge of the past settlements. Native American, and, Mexican. Museum of Art jewelry, locally crafted, sets a style for the local colorful culture.

Visitors leave the park serious about their own discoveries. A San DIego picture might be worth a thousand words. Thbe unique things, set the heart on living a llocal San Diego life.

Shopping opportunities to add to a hand picked collection never end. Balboa Park's mall market stays open. A stop in at the Science Store, at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, can get a shopper's hands on a science kit. Even a dinosaur is not a rare find. Action figures show the tough old history.

OPen doors at the Air & Space Museum lead to a gift shop, not far from Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. Models sold there give San DIegans a genuine look at a plane, or a spacecraft, worth taking inthe hands. Nad, working with to build a memory.

The line continues next week. . . .

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