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Quick Facts
Designation: California State Scenic Highway
Length, One-Way: 1 Mile (1.67 Kilometers)
Time: 10 minutes @ 25 mph


General Information

Description - This attractively landscaped historic parkway, a State Scenic Highway, cuts through San Diego`s beautiful Balboa Park.

Attractions - Located in the heart of San Diego, Route 163--Cabrillo Freeway penetrates the 1,173-acre Balboa Park, a world-renowned urban oasis featuring fifteen museums, various arts and international culture associations, as well as the San Diego Zoo. This metropolitan complex is just minutes away from downtown San Diego. In addition to being one of the nation's largest cultural and entertainment areas, Balboa Park is also a horticultural paradise offering a magnificent backdrop for the enriching attractions. The relaxing atmosphere created by the stately rows of palms, forested lawns, and ever-changing floral displays greatly enhances a visit to the Park. Balboa Park is managed and maintained by the City of San Diego, Park & Recreation Department, Metro Parks Division.

Recreation - The Route 163--Cabrillo Freeway is known for it's cultural, educational and historical attractions.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months. The best seasons to visit are spring and fall but with the generally mild climate, outdoor activities are available year-round in Southern California.

Location - Route 163 is found in San Diego County from the south boundary of Balboa Park to the north boundary.

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ICON Scenic Driving Route 163--Cabrillo Freeway
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ICON Viewing Scenery Route 163--Cabrillo Freeway
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Additional Information:
California Scenic Byways - California offers one All American Road, two National Scenic Byways, and well over 50 state and National Forest designated scenic byways.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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