National Geographic Explores San Diego

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

San Diego is filled with diversity, creativity, discovery and adventure and nowhere is that spirit more evident than in Balboa Park, long known as the region’s cultural heart. National Geographic’s four-episode miniseries explores what makes San Diego such a unique destination, showcasing the iconic Balboa Park and the city as a whole to a national and international audience.

Don’t forget to tune into the miniseries, which airs on the National Geographic Channel, at 7 PM on October 18, 25 and November 1, 8.

The four episodes of the series each have a different theme, looking at Balboa Park and  San Diego and their rich cultural heritage through a different lens.

  • Episode 1: City of Adventure, which airs Thurs. Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., looks at the sense of daring that is intrinsic in San Diego’s DNA – from early explorers to sky gliding to evening exploits.
  • Episode 2: City of Discovery, which airs on Thurs. Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., examines the innovative essence that is part of every aspect of San Diego – from culinary creativity to scientific breakthroughs to its commitment to cutting-edge sustainability.
  • Episode 3: City of Creativity, which airs on Thurs. Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., studies the people, places and tastes that give San Diego its one-of-kind lifestyle from world-class theater to pioneering public spaces to inventive eateries.
  • Episode 4: City of Diversity, which airs on Thurs. Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., surveys San Diego’s varied and vibrant multicultural neighborhoods as well as its different and dramatic scenery from the beaches to the mountains and beyond.

Episodes will re-air on the following schedule:
City of Adventure: Sat. Oct. 20 at 9 a.m.
City of Discovery: Sat. Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.
City of Creativity: Sat. Nov. 3 at 9 a.m.
City of Diversity:  Sat. Nov. 10 at 9 a.m.