1. La jolla cove
We were lucky enough to be staying in La Jolla. It was a beautiful place, Nick and I just kept talking about how much we wanted to live there one day. Everyone and everything around is so peaceful and calm, a way of life we are not used to in New Jersey.
2. Paddle Boarding in Mission Bay
Apparently paddle boarding in San Diego is a big deal. Everyone loves to paddle board and there are so many different varieties of paddle boarding to do. People do yoga while paddle boarding, people bring their pets paddle boarding, but because we were newbies, we just did regular paddle boarding. We booked our sunrise session through an Airbnb Experience with the company WanderSurf Board Company. Our tour guide, Jason, was great! He lead us on a two mile path, taking pictures of us every now and then, pointing out sting rays and other marine creatures in the bay below us.
I believe we paid $40 for a 2 hour experience and we were very happy with it.
Downtown san diego
3. Little italy
While in Little Italy, we also checked out the Waterfront Park. It's a nice little walk with tons of large boats just sitting in the water waiting to be explored. If your'e interested in that kind of stuff, they do lots of boat tours and have museums inside the boats. We didn't have time to go into each one but it was fun just walking around the waterfront area.
4. Seaport village
5. GasLamp Quarter
Gaslamp Quarter is the best place to go at night. There are so many restaurants and bars. Everyone just walks around and hops from one place to the next. Its a great scene for the younger crowd.
After grabbing dinner, we started our bar hop at The Nolen. The Nolen is a classy rooftop bar that we just happened to stumble upon. The view of the city at night from the roof is stunning. Totally recommend checking this place out.
Our next bar was Whiskey Girl. Again, this is a great place for a younger crowd. The have a huge dance floor with hip music playing. Very unique because they have corn hole, beer pong and shuffle board games to play while you drink/party. I'm pretty sure we played corn hole 3 or 4 times.
The last bar on our list was the Tipsy Crow. I do not recommend going here, as they would not let Nick or I in. The told us they see NJ licenses all the time and they know how to tell the fake ones apart from the real ones. They clearly had no idea what they were talking about since our licenses are real (I'm 23 and Nick is 24). They were very rude and threatened to take our licenses away (Which is illegal btw). So overall we didn't have a good experience there and would not go back or recommenced it.
6. Ballast Point Brewery
If you like beer, then you MUST check out Ballast Point Brewery. They have so many cool beers to choose from. Such a neat place to grab a beer and a bite with some friends.
Also, while in SD some of the locals told us about EPPIG brewery which they preferred over Ballast Point. We tried to go to EPPIG, but it was closed the days we were there. So if you're in the area, be sure to check them out also.
That sums up the top things to do in San Diego. Comment below if you've been or have plans to go to San Diego soon!
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