You probably already know that San Diego, California is hands-down one of the greatest cities in America. We’ve vacationed there many times and aren’t even sure where to begin. First of all, the weather is just about the best in the nation and it consistently ranks one of the happiest cities in the country to live. Then, there’s all the magnificent beaches and endless splendor they bring to the table i.e. flip flops, sailing, surfing, paddle boarding, beach running, swimming, whale watching, etc. Don’t even get us started on the fish tacos, craft beer, and Mexican food…BEST EVER! Candy and Crystal of Travel Pockets have done a fantastic job of laying out how to spend a weekend in San Diego and since one of them resides there, you’re getting the details from a local. They were also guests on our podcast, listen here.
Stay at: Historic Sofia Hotel It’s located downtown and a couple blocks from the famous Gaslamp Quarter. They offer free yoga classes and a complimentary guided tour of the historic Gaslamp District.
Visit: Balboa Park This is a massive park filled with gorgeous architecture, 16 museums, and lovely gardens and trails that appeal to the locals and tourists alike. Check out the Spanish Village Art Center, the Museum of Man, the Old Cactus Garden and more! There are endless events going on and plenty of places to dine including Prado, which is located right in the middle of the park.
Dinner & Drinks at: Fruitcraft This restaurant specializes in delicious wines not necessarily made from grapes. Candy and Crystal’s personal favorite is the Pomegranate wine and for dinner, the California Chicken Pepper Salad. Service is friendly and the space is open and inviting.
Breakfast at: Parakeet Cafe Start your morning in La Jolla, at Parakeet Cafe. Not only will you get a great parking spot, but you’ll start your morning with a variety of healthy and delicious breakfast options.
Visit: La Jolla Cove After breakfast, walk over to La Jolla Cove and enjoy not only the beautiful scenery but the seals and sea lions sun bathing and hanging out all along the coast. If the weather is warm, bring your swim suits and spend some time in the water.
Lunch at: Duke’s La Jolla It’s the perfect spot for lunch with a view! There are plenty of dining options in La Jolla, so if you aren’t digging Duke’s menu or vibe, walk around and I’m sure you’ll find something to your liking.
If you’re getting stoked about planning the perfect weekend in San Diego and loving Candy and Crystal’s itinerary, visit their site to read the full post. While there, be sure to peruse their blog for fantastic travel tips on tons of beautiful places.