Our weekend trips have been pretty frequent since the start of the year. Between visiting friends, joining S at the end of some of his business trips and a family reunion it’s been busy! Last weekend’s trip to San Diego was definitely my favorite, though. Fitting a trip into three short days always seems daunting, but once there we tend to accomplish so much!


Friday morning I enjoyed breakfast outside with a view of an old golf course while I waited for S to finish up with work for the day. It was really nice to relax after a long flight the night before and adjust to the time change.

We headed up the coast that afternoon to visit some of our favorite towns– Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas. We stopped for lunch at The Fish Shop Encinitas and I had the BEST fish tacos and shared some ginormous scallops with S. We explored some of the town, which looked very different than our weekend in January when it rained on and off.



We also hiked Torrey Pines and enjoyed some spectacular cliff views from the trails. We took the beach path and ended up walking the beach back to our car. A beautiful walk, until we realized that the car was all the way back up a steep hill…


On Saturday we set off for the beach– completely forgetting towels and other necessities. We started our morning at the quaint Stratford Court Cafe, which boasts a beautiful outdoor patio. Surrounded by greenery and situated in a Cape Cod style house, it was like we never left New England!


We enjoyed the beach and the surrounding parks before packing up for the day a bit sunburned (neither of us would survive in the California sun). In January we saw a beautiful sunset from La Jolla and made it a priority to see another on this trip. This time we enjoyed it from the pier as suggested by my friend’s parents who are recent La Jolla residents. It did not disappoint! The views were amazing and being on the water for another sunset made me wish we could enjoy that every night. Wouldn’t life be more relaxing?!



(outfit post to come…because the sunset was just too beautiful not to!)


Deciding to take the Sunday Red Eye back to Boston was both a blessing and a curse. We got to enjoy the entire day in San Diego, but it also meant that we lived out of a rental car until we got on the airplane. After the most amazing French Toast at the Mission, we fit in a morning at Balboa Park, walking around the museums and popping into the Botanical Garden.



Then we went to Coronado Island, a new place for both of us. While somewhat crowded, we really enjoyed walking around downtown and finding a great restaurant right on the pier called Bluewater Boathouse. S had the most amazing lobster roll and I enjoyed their crab salad (with a Moscow Mule of course). Sitting on the water enjoying the activity around us was a nice way to relax and kill a few hours. While walking Coronado we popped into shops and the Hotel del Coronado.


I’ll be posting more specifics about some of the highlights of our visit in the next week. As always, I try to cram too many photos into one post. If you’re planning a trip to San Diego, I hope that some of these featured spots are helpful! And, of course, one last sunset picture because I can never decide!