We had such a great time exploring San Diego! We spent 7 days there and we just let ourselves wander around and explore. The only big thing that we had planned the whole time we were there was going to the San Diego Zoo, which was amazing and so fun! We did that on our first full day there and man did it tire us out! We got there right at 9 o’clock for opening and we were there until 4! But we were able to see everything and we had a great time! We ate a ton while we were away and everything we did eat was amazing! You can read more about our food here!
I did most of my pre-trip research on Pinterest, not going to lie, I’m a bit of a Pinterest addict! Or I would just google key phrases of things I remembered hearing or being told about San Diego! We hit up all the major areas! The Gaslamp District, La Jolla, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, North Park, Little Italy, Coronado, Sunset Cliffs, Balboa, the list goes on! We did a TON of walking but also used Lyft to get from point A to point B in most cases. We stayed in Mission Valley which is right in the middle of everything but not in walking distance of anything. We bought trolley tickets on the first day, but decided it wasn’t really for us. The T station was about a 10-15 minute walk from our hotel and it was a little creepy late at night so we opted just to pay for Lyft.
My favorite thing of the trip was the Zoo and just exploring and getting to see everything! And the donuts! Actually, the highlight was probably getting to see all the seals and baby seals in La Jolla! Matt loved all the beaches! We would definitely go back to San Diego, it was a really fun city.
The worst thing that happened on our trip was Matt forgot his phone in one of the Lyft drivers cars! And it was the phone we called the Lyft from! We were freaking out about how we weren’t going to be able to get it back and he would have to get a new one but thank goodness for Find My iPhone! We were able to lock the phone, make it sound a million times, and leave a message for whoever found it to call my phone! It must’ve been on the floor in the back on the car because I called it what felt like a hundred times and no one was picking up! It was so frustrating, just answer the darn phone! But luckily the Lyft driver called my phone and was kind enough to come back to our hotel even though he was already on the other side of the city. But besides that one bump our trip went so smoothly! We had such a great time!