As a kid, I could hardly wait for summer vacation. The thought of hanging out with friends, having sleepovers with my cousins, and sleeping in late throughout the week, although my Mom totally didn’t believe in this, made me beam with excitement those last few days of school. But the one highlight of my summer was awaiting the arrival of my aunt and uncle who would whisk me away to spend summers with them.
Every summer, my aunt would drive down south from Baltimore, Maryland to pick up her favorite niece. This aunt was my absolute favvvvvvvorite and in all honestly, I think I’m most like her. She loved to shop, eat, and travel, as do I. We would do day trips to various places near Baltimore such as Washington, DC., Dutch Country in Pennsylvania, and Ocean City, Maryland just to name a few.
This is where my love for travel started. Now that I’m an adult, I try to travel as often as my budget allows. Being Military, I have conquered quite a few places throughout the US, both willingly and unwillingly, but one destination that has stood out above the rest is for me is San Diego, California.
Although I’m a southern girl born and bred, I truly LOVE the west coast. I’ve visited quite a few times and each time, I found something new to fall in love with.
The Vibe – I love the overall vibe of this city. It’s sort of a laid back, to-each-its-own, eclectic type vibe, which I can appreciate.
The Beaches – Now to be fair, Florida holds the key to my heart in this area but there is something about Coronado Beach that I just love. Maybe it’s the beautiful and historic Hotel de Coronado that is planted right on the beach. We had plans to visit La Jolla Cove but unfortunately, they were derailed due to a tired and cranky husband.
The Food – Okay, I love my soul food but the Baja style tacos….YUM! San Diego has tons of amazing restaurants to choose from. I especially love the outdoor seating near the ocean or pier that some offer.
The Entertainment – SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, Gaslamp Quarter and Balboa Park are all places that we frequent when visiting. You know, typical tourist shenanigans.
The Weather – What can I say…Beautiful. Although it did rain once while we were there. Who said it never rains in Southern California? (I’m talking to you Tony, Toni, Tone’).
Whether you’re visiting for entertainment or just some good old relaxation, San Diego has something for everyone.
Let’s chat. What’s your favorite US destination?