I have had the opportunity to do a lot of traveling in 2017. I think traveling is so important because it exposes you to interesting people, experiences, and new perspectives on life. My most recent trip took me to San Diego, which is one of my favorite cities. I love living in Hoboken, NJ and working in New York City, but sometimes you need the laid back vibe of a great beach town to revive you. I’ve visited San Diego quite frequently with a trip in 2016 where I ran a half marathon. What a beautiful place to run. The scenery definitely kept me going. With my recent travels to SD, I’ve become familiar with the city and what it has to offer. I wanted to provide you all with my top things to do and places to visit.
- Coronado – This beach town is probably one of my favorite places on the planet. It’s known for a famous hotel called the Hotel Del Coronado built in 1887 and is still a very popular resort today. The beach in Coronado is beautiful and the town offers quaint shopping and good food. I laid out at the pool and watched the military jets flyover since there are also several military bases in town.
- Little Italy – So I’m obviously bias to this neighborhood being that I’m Italian. Little Italy offers great restaurants and eateries. Two of my favorite are Queenstown which is named after Queenstown, New Zealand. The owner once lived in Q-town, NZ and loved the vibe there and even bought the recipes to Fergburger’s mouthwatering burgers and brought them to Little Italy. Check out my post on New Zealand for more about Fergburger. Queenstown in Little Italy has a fantastic brunch, great outdoor space, and they even make Fergburger style burgers!!!! MAJOR points there! My next favorite spot is a vegan place called Cafe Gratitude. I love this cafe for their great smoothies and delicious refreshing drinks. The decor is super cute as well and definitely instagram worthy.
- La Jolla – This cute town is basically the Beverly Hills of San Diego. Great shopping and really good restaurants. Definitely check out The Cottage for brunch and then head over to George’s at the Cove for a sunset dinner/drinks. Sit on level two and watch the sun go down behind the ocean. This place will not disappoint!!
- Old Town – This is where the first settlers built San Diego. It boasts 1800 style buildings, rich history, and the Mexican food is great!
- Gaslamp – This is the heart and downtown San Diego. We stayed at the Pendry Hotel which just opened in February. I highly recommend this hotel as it’s very close to all the hot spots in downtown including shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, and clubs. It’s also right next the light rail and the convention center.
Check out the pics below! Until next time, here’s your passport to travel!