As I mentioned in the two posts before, this whole trip is along Southern California. We hit up LA for a few days then drive down to Laguna Beach. From Laguna we drive up to Anaheim for a couple of days, and then finish off down in La Jolla, San Diego.
San Diego is the second largest city in California, and crazily enough the eight largest in the US! I did not know that till I started doing research either! San Diego is known for its beautiful weather, the Zoo, its wildlife, beaches, and for the foodies out there, a hot spot of amazing food. And if you are into Mexican food, like myself, then I guess this is our city. It is a mecca of good Mexican food, and so close to the Mexico border.
So YES!! LeTzzGO!
We are planning a handful of days in the San Diego area, staying at the La Jolla Shores Hotel. We figure this is a great spot to feel like we are on a beach vacation, yet just close enough to take advantage of the downtown area. I did get a lot of good tips from some of you on FB about San Diego, and I have added them to the list below. Thank you btw! I always appreciate the conversation and if anyone else has recommendations, please don’t hesitate to message me.
California Hot Spots that Valeria Must See
La Jolla, San Diego Edition
La Jolla Shores – This is a mile long beach where our hotel is situated; so it’s a no brainer to check it out. It is stated as the best beach in the area and looks like a perfect place to bum around like I plan to do! 🙂
La Jolla Cove– This is supposed to be one of the most photographed beaches in California. It just looks beautiful as it’s surrounded by cliffs and there seems to be a ton of seals and sea lions who like to take housing along the rocks.
The Cave Store – The Cave Store is the entrance point to the Sunny Jim Cave, one of many caves in the area. The pictures look amazing, and it seems like a fun place to start on our cave explorations.
Shell Beach – This place looks super cool. This beach is situated at the bottom of a cliff where you have to take stairs down towards. This beach is known for its tide pools that are home to some amazing sea creatures.
Children’s Pool – This is an area of beach that was initially built up for, you guessed it, the children of the area. They placed retaining sea walls so the waters would be less aggressive, safe for children. BUT as soon as the sands built up in the space the Harbor Seals took it over! And we need to check out these chubby guys up close!
San Diego Zoo – Ever since I was a kid I have been dying to see the San Diego Zoo! This is the number one zoo in the world with over 3,700 different animals! One of which, I have never ever seen in person before, the Giant Panda. The cutest animal to exist.
Seaport Village on the Harbor – This is a large waterfront shopping area along the harbor that seems like a fun place to spend an afternoon.
Little Italy – San Diego is supposed to have the largest Italian neighborhood in the country, and naturally, that means I have to go.
Richard Walker’s Pancake House – Looks like this is a breakfast place we cannot miss! Not only did I get a recommendation to go but my husband had it on our list of where we are eating! haha And the owner is from our state, so it’s like a must eat place now that I know.
Well, there we have it, some of our San Diego hotspots to check out. We have a lot more research to do on restaurants and stuff, but I loved looking into all the amazing spots to visit in San Diego and cannot wait for this trip to arrive. Again, if you have recommendations please hmu!
I have always wanted to visit San Diego, and here I wrote about this awesomeness. I can’t believe it! (I just literally said, “YEEE”!) I am so excited for this trip!! Bahh I can’t stand it!!