My trip to San Diego earlier this year has proved once again that California is a truly magical place. It’s an underrated Californian city, as it’s not usually top of mind for Cali vacation destinations. But San Diego seriously deserves an honourable mention. Although I was only there over a long weekend, I had a good taste of what the city has to offer. So here are my top 4 reasons why I loved San Diego, and why you should visit!
A 30 minute drive away from Tijuana, San Diego’s Mexican food selection is as yummy as it gets without being right inside of Mexico. One of my favourite taco joints was this amazing little chain called Oscar’s. They had a special the day I was there—chorizo and prawn tacos; a combination I never thought I would enjoy. But H O L Y S H I T. I still dream about those tacos today.
A lot of the Mexican restaurants are also AMAZING for photos as well. A lot of the buildings have the classic bright and cheerful Spanish designs and make amazing backdrops. Like this stunning yellow-walled joint we found for breakfast ?
The Beaches Are Insanely Beautiful
One of our main goals for our San Diego trip was to make plenty of time for lounging around on the beaches. We went from La Jolla down to as far as Mission beach, and the entire coast was absolutely stunning. From insanely beautiful sunsets off La Jolla Cove to perfect tanning spots in Pacific Beach—San Diego was perfect for reaching all of our beach day goals.
There Are Tons of Instagrammable Spots
Los Angeles and San Francisco and both Californian cities that are great for Instagram photos; but all of the good spots are usually busy. San Diego is chalk full of stunning backdrops all around the city and we never had an issue of too many people walking by or watching. The entire city gave off a very chill vibe and it made taking photos feel very relaxed. Definitely my kind of city!
The most notable part of our trip was definitely the sheer quantity of breweries that exist in San Diego. You could go brewery hopping in almost any area and are bound to find tons of really beautiful places to get day drunk! If you’re looking for a great vacation destination to get tan, eat great food, and party, San Diego is the place to go!