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What to do and the place to remain in San Diego


Sharing a recap from our current San Diego journey, plus a few of our all-time favourite locations in San Diego.

Hello associates! Blissful Monday! How was the weekend? I hope you had a beautiful one. Ours glided by a liiiiittle too rapidly, however we’re again within the swing of issues at present. We celebrated madre’s birthday, Liv and P had their dance recital, and I made a child meal for a good friend. I hope you had an incredible weekend, too!

Since we simply bought again from an superior journey to San Diego, I believed I’d pop in at present and share a roundup of a few of our very favourite spots. (For my newer reader associates, we lived there for a number of years and beloved it!) Earlier than we lived in San Diego, it was a trip spot, and we’d spend our total journey in a single neighborhood. For instance, we’d keep in La Jolla, park our automobile, and spend your complete journey strolling. We didn’t get our automobile till it was time to go house, and there was TONS to do in La Jolla. You are able to do this in any of the massive neighborhoods in San Diego, and each will likely be filled with superior eating places and meals choices. (Particularly when you’re in Level Loma/OB, Pacific Seaside, Mission Seaside, Little Italy/Gaslamp, or Hillcrest.)

There’s simply a lot to do and when doubtful, the seaside is all the time there. The youngsters will spend hours taking part in within the sand and operating within the waves. We spent loads of time this previous week doing that, along with another enjoyable actions.

A roundup of a few of our all-time favourite spots in San Diego. SD is a FOODIE SCENE and I really feel prefer it’s arduous to search out dangerous meals in San Diego. There have been so many fantastic spots we’ve tried over time, however the one ones that made the checklist under have a critical wow issue.

Greatest San Diego eating places:

For a date night time, head to:

Bo Beau Kitchen – I simply love Bo Beau SO a lot. It’s French delicacies, and every little thing is superbly ready and so flavorful. The mussels, the goat cheese flatbread, the wine choice, the vibe, every little thing.

Mister A’s (for a special day) – that is the spot to go when you really feel like getting dressed up and wish beautiful views of town

Herringbone (Ja Jolla) – the ambiance right here is gorgeous (they’ve a large tree rising within the heart of the restaurant) and the meals is, too.

Harney Sushi (Outdated City)

Catania (La Jolla)

Herb & Wooden

Breakfast:

The Cottage. This has been consistency superior since I used to be pregnant with Liv. It’s certainly one of our go-to spots in La Jolla.

Nice Maple (Hillcrest). The breakfast right here is RIDICULOUS and we’d regularly carry out-of-town friends right here. Get the beignets!

The Mission (North Park)

Breakfast Republic

Snooze

For family-friendly fare:

Corvette’s! (Liberty Station. The youngsters LOVE it right here! They’ve an arcade, they do straw designs within the youngsters’ hair, and it’s 50s fashion diner meals, so suppose over-the-top milkshakes and diner faves. There’s all the time a wait and it’s all the time value it)

Cafe Coyote (Outdated City) – It’s an informal and large Mexican restaurant in Outdated City. They make their tortillas recent, the meals is nice, they usually have large margaritas. Wins throughout. (We’ve tried many different spots in Outdated City and Cafe Coyote has had essentially the most constant meals and the quickest service, which might be useful while you’re eating with little ones.)

OB Noodle Home. UGHHH OB Noodle Home. I dream about their pho and whereas we used to stroll right here typically for dinner, we now have it no less than as soon as once we go to. The meals is so flavorful and good, and it’s an incredible informal dinner spot. Get the lettuce wraps, the pho, and/or the Teriyaki hen dinner plate (it’s so easy, however excellent).

Stone Brewing. They’ve a big outside backyard seating space, the menu is numerous, they usually have loads of native beer choices.

Mitch’s Seafood (Level Loma) or Level Loma Seafoods. For Mitch’s, you decide what sort of seafood you’d like – all the each day catches are listed on an unlimited chalkboard – and the way you’d prefer it ready. I extremely advocate fish tacos with a michelada, and eat it on the patio overlooking the bay.

Puesto Tacos (La Jolla or Seaport Village). AMAZING tacos, margaritas, you’ll like it.

Crack Shack (Little Italy north). I’m not a fried hen individual however Crack Shack made me a fried hen individual. It’s salty, crispy, just a little spicy, and I’m very glad I found it after I used to be pregnant with P. (She would have been a fried hen child as a substitute of a steak and comfortable pretzel child lol.)

Tender Greens – a number of areas (Very informal however superior, recent meals)

Cesarina (Level Loma). This was a current discover and we had a beautiful dinner right here with Betsy and her fam. ALL of the pastas, sauces, and desserts are made in-house. It’s extraordinarily recent and vibrant meals, they usually had a vegan eggplant parm that was to.die.for.

Draft (Mission) – That is the spot when you’ve been hanging round Belmont Park and need a informal chunk. They’ve a superb beer choice, nice appetizers, and meals.

Cody’s (La Jolla). Dine al fresco by the seaside with a singular cocktail menu.

Isola Pizza (Little Italy). The BEST wood-fired pizza.

Liberty Station Public Market – numerous choices and you could find one thing for everybody, whether or not it’s mac n’ cheese, a lobster roll, poke bowls, Thai meals, a salad, a burger, and ridiculous desserts

Fast, to-go meals and vegan choices:

Higher Buzz!! Get the Greatest Drink Ever and the avocado toast. They’ve gf bread, too. 🙂

Saffron (get the Mind Meals – it’s a mixture of hen, kale, candy potato, and warming spices, like turmeric, garlic, and ginger)

Tiki Port for the perfect acai bowls of your life (Cafe by the Bay in PB is my #2 selection). I like to recommend the Drifter (it has chocolate chips) add peanut butter.

Pizza Port. We’ve been followers of Pizza Port for years! They’re a microbrewery with native beers on faucet, together with gluten-free and vegan pizza choices. The pizza flavors are all distinctive and the dough is perfection.

Cafe Gratitude (Little Italy) – all vegan and SO scrumptious

Triology Sanctuary (La Jolla) – one other vegan spot specializing in uncooked choices. It’s on a rooftop with a stunning patio and views. Additionally they supply yoga courses right here!

Nomad Donuts (North Park)

Swami’s Cafe (North Park)

Child-friendly actions:

Belmont Park – the youngsters go loopy right here. They’ve numerous rides, an arcade, mini golf, a rock wall, zipline, and it’s steps away from the seaside

The New Kids’s Museum – we haven’t been not too long ago, however the ladies have all the time beloved visiting

See the seals at La Jolla Cove. I might watch all of them day. The Pilot and I speak about retiring in La Jolla, and taking our espresso all the way down to the cove within the morning to look at the seals 🙂

Scripp’s Aquarium – a lot to see right here, together with a tide pool with an space to pet totally different sea creatures

San Diego Zoo – the zoo is all the time a success with the youngsters and you may spend an hour there, or your complete day

Stroll round Balboa Park and trip the historic carousel

Safari Park

See a film and seize dinner on the Lot (Liberty Station or La Jolla). Get the chili lime popcorn!

Go to a park! We love the one in Liberty Station and Fanuel park in PB

Date concepts:

Hire a paddle board to paddle round Mission Bay (we additionally like Kellogg Seaside; it’s extra a hidden spot and never as busy)

Get be a part of spa remedies at Therapie Day Spa

Dueling pianos at Shout Home (I’m undecided if it’s open proper now however it has all the time been certainly one of our favourite date night time spots)

The place to remain in San Diego:

We’ve stayed at fairly a number of totally different locations in SD on holidays and staycations (once we lived there!) and the Resort del Coronado has all the time been certainly one of our favourite locations.

We’ll normally keep an evening or two in Liberty Station (both at a Marriott or Airbnb) after which head to the Del for the remainder of our keep. The facilities are unbelievable – they do film nights in the summertime and we love winter ice skating- and the rooms are all the time spacious and exquisite. It’s a historic lodge and I’ve all the time been fascinated by its historical past, though it’s a little bit haunted.

Our final two stays on the Del haven’t been as magical as typical, however loads of that has to do with the truth that they’ve been below building for over a yr. With the present restorations, a number of the eating choices have restricted hours or are closed, and the downstairs store and principal foyer are additionally closed. It’s positively not a low-cost lodge, so I feel it’s value ready till building is over to benefit from the full expertise.

Another spots we’d advocate:

– Westin within the Gaslamp

– La Valencia (La Jolla)

– Tower23 (Pacific Seaside)

– US Grant (Gaslamp)

– An AirBnb or Vrbo. For this one, take a look at the areas the place you’ll be spending most of your time and attempt to discover one shut by with good opinions. There are fairly a number of choices accessible in all the main areas and the excellent news is that whereas San Diego is unfold out, it’s a fast drive on the freeway to get round.

So, inform me, associates: the place’s your favourite shut trip spot? The place do you like to go in San Diego? Any San Diego locals who may be capable to share a few of their high faves?

xo

Gina

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