Yesterday I had a chance to go to Niki de Saint Phalle wonderful and magical sculpture garden in Escondido - Queen Califia Magical Circle. I have heard of her other sculpture garden in Italy and saw some of her work in the Museum of Modern Art in Nice. It is about 1 hour north of San Diego in Kit Carson Park.
From the parking lot, you walk through California scented herbs and see the garden in the distance. You enter through a maze with wonderful textured mosaics. The color, the size and the sculptures are amazing. I highly recommend visiting it. It might be hot in the summer but on a breezy spring day with the sunlight dancing around from fluffy cloud - it is wonderful.