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San Diego

2018

Written by: Colin

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Road Trip

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We visited beautiful San Diego in 2018, when I was living in Phoenix. Kayla flew out for a weekend road-trip that included Joshua Tree National Park. It was one of our quickest getaways yet and we definitely want to go back for more.

Beautiful Ocean Beach!

Of course, I had some brewery plans weaved into the trip. We started off with a delicious lunch at When Pigs Fly BBQ in Vista, CA. After lunch, we headed next door to try the highly anticipated ‘Cali Creamin’ from Mother Earth Brew Co. Delicious!

Mouthwatering BBQ!

Delicious Cali Creamin'

After filling our stomachs, we made our way towards the coast and followed Highway 101 down to San Diego! It was such a gorgeous drive through all the cozy oceanside towns.

We stayed two nights in a beautiful Ocean Beach Airbnb, just a short walk from the water. It was a small guest house on a property with a few other units, in a shared backyard area. Our host was amazing and we absolutely loved the location.

Such a nice touch! :)

After checking in, we came across a Lime scooter for the first time! We had an absolute blast with these throughout our entire weekend. We even took a ride to breakfast on the pier the next morning!

 

The sun was already starting to set as we were exploring the neighborhood that first night. We enjoyed the waves crashing on the beach for a bit, up until they about took my shoes with them.

My shoes were soaked!

What. A. View.

Thankfully, I brought a second pair of shoes for hiking in Joshua Tree, so we went back to our Airbnb to change and get ready for a night out. We decided on a place for dinner, called an Uber and made our way downtown! Trailer Park After Dark is where we headed for dinner and it was an absolute blast!

Trailer Park After Dark

After dinner and a couple brown-bagged drinks, we made a couple more stops before heading back. We spent quite a while at Coyote Ugly (which has sadly closed since) and then ended the night with a drink at Old City Hall (also closed).  An old 1874 building serving as a number of public places throughout the years, it was the perfect spot for a relaxing night cap.

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The most amazing sunsets!

Our only full-day in the city started with a Lime ride through Ocean Beach to grab some breakfast at Walking on Water Cafe. It was a cloudy morning, but it’s hard to beat these pier views during a meal! We had way too much fun scooting around on our way back, before driving downtown to the Gaslamp Quarter.

Breakfast views

Scootin' around Ocean Beach!

Too much fun!

Fire Up Chips!

Walking is overrated when you can scoot everywhere! We parked the car and found some more Limes to explore the city on. We rode by a marina with huge yachts, walked into a sky-diving competition and grabbed some lunch at Union Kitchen & Tap!

After enjoying some time in the Gaslamp, we crossed the bridge over to Coronado. First stop, Coronado Brewing, of course! We enjoyed a cold one and then headed over to the famous Hotel Del Coronado!

Even Kayla got a beer!

Hotel Del Coronado!

Beautifully historic

We had such an amazing time in the area, but it certainly went too quickly. It’s on the top of both of our lists of places to return to! Until next time, you stay classy, San Diego!