If you follow us on Instagram, it's no secret how much we LOVE San Diego. It's where we grew up (and where we all secretly wish we still lived). Luckily our parents and a lot of our family still live there so we visit every chance we get!
We wanted to put together a quick "local's guide" to San Diego listing the top things we always love to do when we visit. Of course, there are always the well known spots to hit up like the San Diego Zoo and Sea World, but below are some of the less known places to see and, let's be honest, what we mostly do when we're down there, EAT ;)
We always make sure to get in at least one or two beach days and our favorite beach is Carlsbad beach on Beech Ave. We usually set up right in front of the Beach Terrace Inn, which would be a great place to stay if you're visiting San Diego!
We always walk up to our favorite taco shop, Cessy's for lunch, which is just about a quarter mile from the beach and it's so delish!
(we may also be known for stopping at the Cold Stone on the way back too ;)
We've posted about how much we love Coronado before, but will say again that one of our other favorite things to do is ride bikes around Coronado. We ride to the Hotel Del (another awesome hotel to stay at) and will take a break and grab a drink when we get there, then ride back to our favorite Coronado restaurant, Il Fornaio. It has the prettiest view of the ocean and the food is unreal.
A few other cool spots to be sure to check out in San Diego are:
-La Jolla cliffs. There are some great lookout points and even some cliff jumping (just Google La Jolla Cliff Jumping for those exact spots)
- Torrey Pines Gliderpoint. There are tons of people hang gliding and paragliding here and it's fun to walk around and watch (or try if you're brave enough for that).
-Catch a Padres Game at Petco Park in downtown San Diego (and be sure to grab dessert at Ghiradelli :)
-If you're up for venturing up to Northern San Diego County, there are a couple of hole-in-the-wall food stops that we make sure to stop at without fail whenever we visit.
Agrusa's Sandwiches (we promise you the best pastrami or turkey sandwich of your life)
Peterson's Donuts (plan on being in a sugar coma afterwards)
Let us know if you're visiting San Diego and ever have any questions, OR if you visit any of these spots! We'd love to hear what you thought!