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San Diego Travel Guide

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San Diego is an amazing place. We spent so much time researching things to do and trying to narrow it down because the options are overwhelming! On our first day, we decided to go to Balboa Park. It is incredibly big, but is pretty easy to navigate. We went to the Spanish Art Village, which has this fun rainbow path through the whole thing.

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We also went to the Rose Garden and the Desert Garden. They were both incredibly beautiful and I’d highly recommend going. The park is separated into a lot of different gardens. You would need at least a day to go through all of them, so we chose three and I’m so happy we did. We loved them all and got to walk by some of the other gardens on the way. The three that we went to are free, but you do have to pay for some of them, like the Japanese Garden.

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We decided to spend a day in La Jolla and I’m so happy we did because there is so much to do there. We started out by doing the Ho Chi Minh trail. It’s beautiful, but it’s definitely not easy. I had seen it labeled as “moderate” on a hiking website, but I would definitely say it’s hard. Of course, there were surfers walking by with their surfboards. But, walking on a steep sand path in sneakers is no easy task! You definitely get some awesome views though. πŸ™‚

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After the trail, we headed to the beach. There are so many to choose from in La Jolla and there are seals and sea lions everywhere! You can get really close to them, although you don’t want to get too close, of course. It was crowded, but really beautiful. There are also a ton of shops and restaurants in La Jolla, so it’s easy to spend a whole day there.

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We went to Sunset Cliffs one night and, if you’re ever in San Diego, you have to do this! It’s kind of out of the way, but it’s absolutely beautiful and you get amazing views of the beach & sunset, of course. πŸ™‚

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We also spent a day in Coronado, which was beautiful! We took the ferry there and spent the day walking through shops and visiting Hotel del Coronado. The beach is beautiful and there are some cute restaurants there too.

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On our last morning, we went to Communal Coffee. It was a must while we were there! I couldn’t leave without seeing the “coffee & flowers” wall that I’m always eyeing on Instagram. This place is amazing. It’s beautiful inside, they have great coffee & food and that pretty wall definitely lives up to the pictures. πŸ™‚

 

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Here are some of the restaurants and things to do that I’d recommend:

Restaurants:

  • Duke’s La Jolla
  • Stone Brewing Co.
  • Draft
  • Rustic Root
  • Coronado Brewing Co.
  • Donut Bar (a must-it’s amazing!)

(Duke’s and Stone are my two favorites!)

Things to Do:

  • U.S.S. Midway
  • Hotel del Coronado
  • Padres game
  • Seaport Village
  • The Cave Store
  • Sunset Cliffs

You can see everything I packed for our San Diego trip in this post:Β San Diego: What I’m Packing

Thanks so much for reading!

XO,

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Pink Blush Floral Dress

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I was so excited to get this dress just in time for our trip to San Diego! I have been loving shift dresses lately because they are just so easy to throw on and go. The print on this dress is so pretty, I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. The neckline makes it different from all of the others I have and it’s so easy to dress up or down.

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I love it so much that I actually ended up wearing it twice in the few days we were there. It was perfect on its’s own during the day for our trip to Communal Coffee (that place is amazing!) and it was so easy to throw a denim jacket over when it got cooler at dinner.

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You can find this exact Pink Blush dress here.Β Hope you love it as much as I do! Pink Blush has so many cute dresses, but they also have a ton of other items, as well. Β Plus, you can get 10% off your first order. I can’t recommend it enough! I can’t wait to share more of our San Diego trip with you later this week!

Thanks so much for reading! And thank you to Pink Blush for this beautiful dress!

XO,

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San Diego: What I’m Packing

I am so excited to visit San Diego! It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit, but, being in PA, it’s not a quick trip. But, it’s finally happening and I can’t wait! I always have a hard time narrowing down my favorites for a trip, but, after a good amount of time staring in my closet, I’ve finally decided and am sharing what I’ll be taking with me on the trip. πŸ™‚

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Shop the dress

I got these Nikes in pink and I have worn them every day since! They are so comfortable and will definitely be perfect for a few hikes around San Diego.

Shop the sneakers

I got this hanging travel organizer as a gift and it has been a lifesaver. You can fit so much in it and it’s so convenient to just hang up in the bathroom or closet at your hotel. And it comes in a ton of pretty colors & prints.

 

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I’ve linked a few bags similar to my “Escape” bag below!Forestbound Bagswander2_1024x1024

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I hope this guide helps you, whether you’re packing for San Diego or for another city. πŸ™‚ I’d love to hear any tips or recommendations you have for our trip!

Thanks so much for reading!

XO,

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