7 Must-Do's in San Diego

7 Must-Do's in San Diego

My boyfriend and I are currently planning our now annual trip to San Diego and I am counting down the days, let me tell you! I have been looking through pin after pin trying to plan things I’d like to do, places I’d like to visit, and food I’d like to eat. As I'm writing these new lists I can't help but miss all of my favorites from prior trips! If you are thinking of going to San Diego or already have a trip planned, there a few things you NEED to try! 

1. Kayak La Jolla Caves. There are several kayaking businesses near the La Jolla Cove but we used La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks. Everyone in the shop was high energy, positive, and helpful during the kayaking trip (even when I capsized our kayak...oops!)

2. Eat SEVERAL donuts at the Donut Bar. We tried the Big Poppa Tart Donut and the Strawberry Split. They were AMAZING! However, I have heard that the Creme Brule is a signature must try.

Donut Bar

3. Visit Sunset Cliffs National Park. We basically stepped off of our plane and headed straight here. It is best to go in the early morning or late afternoon. The cliffs and coastline are pretty breathtaking!

4. Eat an ice cream sandwich at The Baked Bear. You'll know you've found it once you see the long line stretching around the corner. Trust me, this place is worth the wait. You can smell the fresh brownies and cookie as soon as you walk through the door!

Baked Bear

5. Eat any pizza at Pizza PortNo further explanation needed! Atmosphere and pizza are supurb and draft beer selection is to die for!

6. Try the mimosa flight at Crushed. This adorable brunch restaurant is right in the heart of Pacific Beach. It is definitely worth checking out if you're in the area of if you've just finished up a long day of laying out on the beach (I was so sun burnt I needed something to calm me down!). I tried the passionfruit, original, and elderflower. All were absolutely delicious but my favorite was probably the elderflower!  

Mimosa Crushed

7. Take the Coaster from downtown San Diego to Oceanside and back. This was one of the first things I did when I lived in California years ago. It took my breath away it was so gorgeous. If you do not live near the coast this is definitely something for you. There are plenty of things to do in Oceanside if you chose to spend the day there: urban winery, whale watching, the pier.

I'm telling you, do not miss out. If you do check any of these amazing places out let me know what you think! Don't forget to check in again in a couple of weeks to see all of the places I plan to go next!

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