where we stayed
My mom and I stayed at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront while we were in San Diego and had a great experience. The hotel is right on the water and the view from our room was spectacular. There was a Starbucks and restaurant/bar that was supposed to be amazing (we didn’t have time to try it!). From the moment we checked in to the moment we left, we were treated well and had zero complaints from our stay!
where we ate
The Fish Market Restaurant
As soon as we touched down in San Diego, we knew we wanted to get some seafood as soon as possible. I’d done some research before we left and learned that The Fish Market Restaurant was one of the more popular seafood places with an incredible view. My mom and I both ordered a cup of clam chowder (um, so good!) and shared a side of shrimp and crab ceviche. Along with the sourdough bread that came before the meal, this was the perfect lunch to start our trip.
Tin Fish Gaslamp
Our hotel was right across the street from the Gaslamp Quarter, so we decided to walk over for dinner our first night. One of the restaurants we came across was called Tin Fish and had the most awesome vibe! All of the doors were wide open with an amazing breeze coming in. My mom and I split an order of the fish tacos and the fish and chips. Both were so good and tasted so fresh!
After dinner our first night, we both wanted something sweet so we walked over to the Chocolat Cremerie. This place had the best gelato I’ve ever had! Of course, I had to do the salted caramel and it was worth every last calorie.
Before we headed into La Jolla Saturday morning, I stopped into the Bean Bar to grab some coffee and a slice of pumpkin bread. This place was the cutest and had the best coffee! I had mine iced and drank it in like 5 minutes!
what we did
I was shocked at how close Coronado was to downtown San Diego. It only took 10-15 minutes to get to Coronado and before we knew it, we were on the beach. Coronado beach is miles of beautiful sand and ocean.
Embarcadero, Tuna Harbor Park
Within walking distance of our lunch at Fish Market Restaurant was the cutest little park area with tons of unique shops and restaurants. We walked in and out of almost every shop, bookstore and coffee shop. This area is perfect if you’re looking for souvenirs or other fun trip memorabilia.
San Diego Pier
I love being by the ocean! Whether it’s an outdoor activity like kayaking or just walking by the pier, there’s something so refreshing about it. There are so many walkable areas on the San Diego pier and I loved seeing this Unconditional Surrender Statue.
There were so many places and things I still want to try in San Diego and I truly can’t wait to go back. I’d love to hear what you love about San Diego in the comments section!