San Diego is one of my favorite cities in the U.S.! Why you ask? Well, the weather is perfect almost year round, there are beaches filled with cute seals, and the foodie scene is growing so fast! Luckily, my mom lives there, so I get to visit quite often! Even though I visit San Diego a few times a year, I still feel like I have so much to see. The city is growing so fast I can’t keep up! Below is a list of my top 7 things to do in San Diego.
- Hang out with the seals at La Jolla cove
The seals and sealions are almost always on the shoreline here in La Jolla. It is well-known here in San Diego that you must respect these cutie pies and not disturb their beauty sleep. But, you can bring a camera and take as many photos as you wish! You can park anywhere along Coast Blvd and walk fairly easily down to the beach. There are several caves that you can walk through to get a closer look!
2. Take a photo at Scripps Pier
Scripps Pier is one of the most beautiful piers in San Diego! Photographers know this spot well because 2 times a year, the sunset lines up perfectly inside the pier making for one amazing photo. Clearly, we weren’t there during that time, but we still got some cute shots thanks to my fave San Diego photographer Deena Cormier.
3. Eat at Coasterra
Coasterra is one of my go – to recommendations for San Diego because not only is the food amazing, the VIEW is to die for! Definitely sit on the patio to get the most of this restaurant. Monday through Friday from 3:30pm – 5:30pm they have an amazing happy hour: Enjoy $7 appetizers & $7 cocktails or house wine. Can’t beat that
4. Eat at Royal India
I have recently been obsessed with Indian food, so in every city I must check out an Indian restaurant searching for the best Tikka Masala. I may have found it here in San Diego!!! Royal India is voted best Indian food restaurant in San Diego and I can see why. I went around 9:00 pm and it was too dark in the restaurant to get a good photo, so you will just have to take my word for it!
5. Eat a dessert flight at Hammonds gourmet ice cream
Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream creates super premium ice cream and sorbet made in Hawaii. Super premium means it’s handmade with 18% butterfat, adding a rich and creamy texture you can taste. You can order by the scoop or by fight. Pictured above is their flight of 32! That’s right… 32 delicious bites of ice cream! You will probably want to bring a friend or 2 to help you finish this!
6. Visit the Suspension bridge
One the best known “secrets” in San Diego is the Spruce Street suspension bridge. In the middle of this regular neighborhood in Bankers Hill, there is a massive bridge connecting two streets over a deep canyon. The views from here are just gorgeous. There WILL be kids messing around rocking the bridge, so just be ready for that.
7. Do rooftop yoga at Trilogy
Last but not least, we were lucky enough to get into an aerial yoga class at Trilogy Sanctuary, taught by the amazing Lana Bolender. Regardless if you have ever done yoga before, aerial yoga is on another level! We were definitely scared going into it, but we all learned so quickly and had so much fun. Next to the yoga studio is an incredible Vegan restaurant!! Don’t leave without trying the buffalo cauliflower and quinoa “egg rolls”. Can’t wait to go back here!