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My experience in San Diego

Hi my loves, just checking in to share some of my experience in San Diego with you guys! Since COVID19 made itโ€™s appearance back in March we have been dying to get out and do some exploring! I heard the San Diego was somewhat open while still practicing social distancing. So, I packed up my little fam and we hopped onย a quick flight out to California!ย 

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We spent 5 days at Paradise Point Resort and Spa in Mission Bay and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The resort is located on its own little island about 10 minute outside of downtown San Diego. This resort gives off classic cali charm with 462 bungalow-style rooms, luscious views, and relaxing beaches and pools to boot. Not to mention there were plenty of other families with kids of all ages. I highly recommend considering this place for your next stay in the San Diego area!

We spent most of our time at the Resort at the beach and pool-side. Because there are plenty of activities at the resort like jet-skiing, boating, canoeing, and more there’s really no reason to leave! However, we ended up venturing out a bit anyways and it was well worth it. So, I put together a short list of a few must-see places the next time you’re out for a visit.

La Jolla Beach

La Jolla beach is in Del Mar, about a 20 minute drive from the resort and it was well worth it. The beach is family friendly, clean and clear with calm waves and warm water. Because it is also lined by a boardwalk, the beach offers that classic Cali’ vibe. There are a ton of local shops and restaurants all within walking distance which presents the perfect opportunity to grab some fro-yo or a quick drink after a hot beach day!

Little Italy

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Little Italy is, of course, a must. This adorable part of town was just a quick 10 minute trip from the resort. So we decided to get all dressed up and head to Barbusa for dinner, it was so delicious! They offer authentic modern Sicilian cuisine with a flare and boy do they live up to it. I had the gnocchi and garlic bread… and it was to die for!

Coronado Beach

Coronado Beach is by far our favorite area + beach in San Diego. It’s located about 10 minutes outside of Downtown on it’s own little island. As soon as you cross the bridge, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a little piece of paradise. The town is adorably quaint, chock-full of local dining and shopping options. And the beach is absolutely gorgeous! It really lives up to all the Cali’ hype with soft white sand, big crashing waves, and drinks served right to the beach-side cabanas.

Coasterra

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Last but definitely not least, Coasterra. This restaurant is absolutely to die for! They provide such a stunning venue with a perfect ambiance… bay front views of downtown San Diego, the MOST delicious Mexican style food I’ve ever had and great drinks! This gem won’t disappoint.

So, all of my recommendations are linked above babes! I hope you find this helpful on your next visit to San Diego. Drop me a comment and let me know what your travel plans are this year, I always love hearing from you guys!

XOXO, Olivia Merrill

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