Balboa Park Attractions
By Scott Therkalsen
Why focus on attractions?
Expanding industry with an increased emphasis of online tourism services
Importance of knowing where you are going (price, hrs, etc.)
Local Knowledge in planning what is important to see on short trips before visiting physical sites because tourist agents can often suffer from lack of knowledge or experiences
Why focus on Balboa Park?
Too many attractions in San Diego to cover
Focus on the most well known of the attractions (Zoo and Park) and our own personal favorites and the ones we had personal accounts of to offer
Balboa Park has dozens of smaller attractions to discover
What was lacking?
The park and zoo site were not connected as well as we thought they should be
Personal bias of sites created by those with a stake in the success of the attraction
Personal opinions and experiences free from any bias
Most important information presented obviously
Easy to use maps for navigation and park information
Balboa Park website,
San Diego Zoo website, and
Unity of three maps
The same layout frame
Color displayâwarm color
Java feature server
Print out and save the map
Java Feature Server
Goal for photography and site selection
To make website visitors feel compelled to visit the featured locations for themselves.
Site Selection for Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo
Objectives for attaining our goal
Select places to feature on the website that are popular.
Select locations that are attractive and easily photographed.
Select a diverse set of locations that appeal to all types of people.
Provide inviting images of each location.
Featured Locations in Balboa Park
Largest and most popular garden in the park.
Museum of Man
It is San Diegoâs only Museum dedicated to anthropology.
Timken Museum of Art
It is considered one of the finest small museums in the United States .
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
The Fleet houses the worldâs first and San Diegoâs only IMAXÂ® Dome Theater.
San Diego Museum of Art
Is Balboa Parks oldest and largest museum.
Is a great place to bring the whole family.
Casa Del Prado
Is one of the coolest looking Buildings in the park and a great theatre as well.
Featured Locations in The San Diego Zoo
An excellent place to photograph Flamingos and other water fowl.
Includes the reptile house and new Indian Gharial Exhibit.
One of the Zoos most popular attractions.
Horn and Hoof Mesa
A great place to see newborns in the spring.
Has the Zooâs only Petting Zoo and Nursery.
Good place to see Monkeys interacting with River Otters.