The Siberian American: California Road Trip: Five Things You Must Do in San Diego

Monday, January 23, 2017

California Road Trip: Five Things You Must Do in San Diego

Lately, I’ve had a new series of posts I want to do on my mind. I know many of us don’t get to spend as much time traveling as we’d like, so I want to share five things I think you must do in my favorite cities, starting with San Diego. San Diego was such a nice surprise on our California road trip. I had been to California many times, but it was my first in San Diego. Now all Chris and I talk about is how much we would love to go back! I’m so excited to share five things I think you must do in San Diego with y’all today. It was hard to narrow it down to just five things because I think San Diego has so much to offer!

What to do in San Diego

Old Town San Diego
We loved visiting Old Town San Diego with its historic buildings and amazing restaurants. To really get a feel for Old Town San Diego and the rest of the city, I recommend taking the Old Town Trolley Tour. It was such a great way to get an overview of the city in a short amount of time.


Related Posts: Exploring Old Town San Diego and Old Town Trolley Tour

La Jolla Cove
A trip to San Diego isn’t complete without a visit to La Jolla Cove to see the sea lions and the gorgeous views!


Related Post: La Jolla Cove

Coronado
We didn’t have much time to explore Coronado, but it’s high on the list for a return trip. The area is full of cute shops and the beautiful Coronado Beach.


Related Post: Old Town Trolley Tour

Balboa Park
Balboa Park is full of gorgeous Spanish-style buildings and amazing museums. I really want to visit the San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Japanese Friendship Garden, and the Museum of Photographic Arts.


Related Post: Old Town Trolley Tour

San Diego Zoo
I must admit that I am not the biggest zoo person in the world, but the San Diego Zoo is absolutely worth a visit. I loved seeing the pandas and had the best time on our private tour of the zoo.


Related Posts: San Diego Zoo Tips and San Diego Zoo Private Tour


Catch up on our California road trip: 

 
Hearst Castle Grand Rooms Tour

Hearst Castle Upstairs Suites Tour and Roman Pool

Pacific Coast Highway Tips

The Most Beautiful Spot in Big Sur

Have you been to San Diego? What is your favorite thing to do in the city?

19 comments:

  1. I know I would love the San Diego Zoo! I really enjoy zoos in general, so I imagine going to the best one in the country would be fun. :) Thanks for sharing! I think this is a fantastic idea for a blog post series.

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  2. When we make it back to San Diego to visit our friends I think that I'm going to insist that they take us to Coronado Island! It just looks so pretty and like so much fun! I feel like you can't visit San Diego and not go to La Jolla or the Zoo (although we did miss La Jolla during our first visit). I can't wait to see what your five things are in other cities!

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  3. I love this! San Diego is so much fun. Walking around La Jolla is one of my favorite things to do, and seeing the seals. I haven't made it to Coronado so the next time we get back out there I will be putting it on my list. Beautifully Candid

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  4. San Diego is one of my favorite places :) My family moved from San Diego to Colorado when I was very young, and it's always such a treat to visit with my parents and go to the restaurant where they had their rehearsal dinner, walk on the beach that they'd take me when I was a baby, and explore the beautiful coastal towns. Such great memories with my grandmother at Balboa Park!!

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  5. I have never been, but it looks so nice!! My fiancΓ© and I LOVE to travel, we will have to add this to the list!

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  6. great post!! have a good day!!!!πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

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  7. I love pandas!! <3 La Jolla Cove looks gorgeous!

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  8. I love San Diego!! I would love to stay on Cornado Island sometime. I had a tennis tournament out there in college, but I never got to explore it... so hopefully I'll get to check it out in September!!

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  9. I'm sad we're starting the PCH in LA, but I can't wait to go back to San Diego! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  10. Awesome! We're considering a California trip for this year so this is super helpful!

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  11. The San Diego Zoo I've heard is amazing but otherwise I've never been so know very little about the sites and scenes. La Jolla Cove looks like a beautiful spot to visit! I'd love to make it over there one day even though San Diego isn't on my immediate bucket list. Nice round up!

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  12. What an awesome city! I've never been to San Diego (or California) but I'd love to take a trip there some time! I'm excited for this series!

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  13. I love this series! You have the best adventures!

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  14. So much fun! We're finally heading out to Cali this spring, but to San Francisco and wine country. I definitely want to go back soon after to do a southern Cali road trip and hit up these spots! Especially Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo :-D
    Green Fashionista

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  15. San Diego is so awesome! We did many of the same things when we went about 5-6 years ago. Weren't the pandas at the zoo so cool?!

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  16. I never spent much time in Coronado during my visits to SD, but I should change that! Our roommate Chels went and had afternoon tea at the hotel, which she said was super expensive but really amazing!

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  17. I have not spent much time there, so this is a great list for my next trip!!

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  18. OOoh good to know! I haven't been to San Diego! I loved seeing the old mission in San Francisco, I love that they have them all down the coast. I would be interested to see more if/when we go back! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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