Days 7, 8, & 9 in California (ie San Diego)

This concludes a series of posts about our one-year anniversary trip to California. You can find days 1 & 2 here, days 2 (continued) & 3 here, and days 4, 5, & 6 here. 

Day 7: Drive from Santa Barbara to San Diego

Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara 2 Santa Barbara 3

Fish tacos on the Ventura beach boardwalk (below).

Ventura 2 Ventura Beach

Laguna Beach (below) was the prettiest. We ate dinner and got gelato as a side dish to watching an amazing sunset.

Laguna 3 Laguna 4 Laguna 6

Day 8: Morning run along the Embarcadero, explore Coronado Island, and grab rooftop drinks in San Diego.

Coronado  Coronado 2  San Diego 2 San Diego

Day 9: Hike the cliffs of Torrey Pines, explore Mission Beach, La Jolla, and San Diego’s Gaslamp District

We had a gorgeous day for hiking up and down to the beach at Torrey Pines (below).

 

Torrey Pines

La Jolla is my new favorite. There are seals, cliffs, shops, and a coffee shop that you simply must visit if you are ever in town: Bird Rock Roasters. Best cup of coffee I’ve had in a while – they’ve won tons of awards and have a relaxed outdoor/indoor atmosphere (sorry no photos!). I bought a pound beans as a souvenir but I’m brewing them sparingly – they’re too delicious for everyday.

Mango-salsa topped fish tacos in La Jolla (below).

La Jolla

THANK YOU, CALIFORNIA!

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