Day 7: Drive from Santa Barbara to San Diego
Fish tacos on the Ventura beach boardwalk (below).
Laguna Beach (below) was the prettiest. We ate dinner and got gelato as a side dish to watching an amazing sunset.
Day 8: Morning run along the Embarcadero, explore Coronado Island, and grab rooftop drinks in 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).
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).
THANK YOU, CALIFORNIA!