Stories and tips from seven years of San Diego.
In 2012, my family and I went to San Diego as a family vacation. My mom and I fell in love, which is why we returned in 2013. But we returned for a completely different reason.
Every year in San Diego, there is the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day, 60 mile walk. And my mom and I either go to support, volunteer as crew, and one time my mom even walked it. I myself am walking it next year, and I am so excited. This year we went to San Diego to support walkers on the walk, they call them "Walker Stalkers". Although my mom and I go each year to support in this amazing event, we always have time to be a tourist and vacation a little. So for anyone who is curious about my seven on-going years in San Diego, here is where I go and what I do.
Del Mar Beach
For as long as we have been going to San Diego, we always go to Del Mar Beach. Del Mar beach is the perfect beach for everything. You can swim, surf, or just watch. Although, this year in 2018, Sam's (my dog) favorite part of the Del Mar Beach was the dog beach! He ran around, felt the ocean on his paws for the first time, and smiled the entire time. We LOVE Del Mar Beach!
Old Town, San Diego
This place is the BEST! I fell in love with this historic park when I came to San Diego in 2012. Old town is their historic park, which talks about the history of San Diego and how it came to be. But they have more than just museums. They have tours, including ghost/spooky tours. They have the cutest local shops, and they have amazing food. When I went to Old Town for the first time (I was barely 11!) I did a whole bunch of ghost research on the park, I was "ghost hunting" (which is what I would tell myself) the entire time! That was when I was 11 though, this year we went to "Freds Mexican Cafe" and ate on their dog friendly patio. They even had a dog menu for Sam, we got him scrambled eggs.
Seaport village is so adorable. It is near downtown San Diego, and it is right next to this gorgeous pier. Seaport Village also has tons of shops, mostly tourist feeling shops too. I met the friendliest cashier in their "Best Of San Diego" store. We walked the pier to the village during sunset, and bought some tourist goodies. With the fresh California breeze, the satisfaction of spending all of my money on local businesses, I was in heaven. If you ever find yourself there, I highly recommend "Urban Girl Accessories" I got the cutest ring and journal from there.
If you ever find yourself in dreamy San Diego, these are all my favorite places. They are also all dog friendly too. So bring your four legged friend with you just like I did. Thank you for reading todays blog post!