There’s nothing like a quick weekend getaway to recharge and to just get away from life for a few days! With the way my life has been (life update blog post coming soon) a few days away in San Diego was just what we needed! We had been planning to go to San Diego for a couple months and we thought Memorial Day would be the perfect time to go! I had only been to San Diego one time before and it was when I was in my early 20’s so this trip was much more memorable and much more fun! We went down with no real plans except to just relax and enjoy each other, we did know there were places we would like to go but we weren’t really strict with it and we ended up doing everything we wanted! We kinda lucked out because it was NBA Conference Finals which we both like watching together, so every night we had a game to watch and it was fun to pick where we would watch it at! All in all it was a fun weekend of eating, drinking, beach going, eating and drinking more and just having fun with each other and escaping for a few days!
We got to San Diego early afternoon and arrived at our hotel, we stayed at the Sofia Hotel Downtown just outside the Gaslamp District which was perfect because we were able to walk to the Gaslamp which is where we spent every night!
Once we got to the hotel we had lunch at there restaurant/ bar Currant it was really good and we ended up gong back just for drinks Sunday night. After lunch we recharged and then got ready, we ended roaming 5th street in the Gaslamp and there were SO many fun bars we kinda bounced around and had drinks at a couple places before we ended up at El Chingon where we got a appetizer and drinks! I found this place on Instagram places because there drinks looked amazing and it definitely did not disappoint! Once we got there I decided I had to have the margarita flight because….why not?!
After El Chingon we went to a couple other bars and then ended up a couple hours later at Osetra for one last drink before heading back to the room and we decided to have Oysters there too…that became a staple for the weekend, we had Oysters everyday we were there! We went to Osetra again on Sunday afternoon too because we were on a Oyster mission so we decided to go back. We said next time we would have dinner there because their seafood bar looked so good!!!
Saturday morning we decided we would go to Ocean Beach for Fish tacos from South Beach Bar and Grille and they did not disappoint it was the one place on our list that we knew we really wanted to try and go to and I am so glad we did! From there we went to Old Town which was also fun we went to a couple bars/restaurants there one of which was recommended by the concierge at the hotel and we loved it, we roamed the area and looked at all the fun handmade stuff and even picked up a little cactus and nice painted pot to put it in! It was such fun day. We went back to a sports bar to watch the Warrior game and hang out before dinner. We knew before we went down that we wanted to go to a really nice dinner one night and we picked McCormick and Schmicks. I think we both decided that it was one of the best dinners we’ve had yet definitely in our top 3 places.
Sunday Morning we knew we wanted to go to Pacific Beach. We parked and just kinda walked around we went to Backyard Kitchen and Tap for mimosas and lunch! They had the coolest mimosa flight so I of course keeping with the theme of the weekend had to get it! After we left there we went down to the beach area to walk around for awhile, there were so many people out just enjoying the day. We left Pacific Beach and went back to the Gaslamp district to go to our oyster spot and to find a bar to watch the game. We were on a mission to find a good pizza place in little Italy for dinner. We found a place called Bronx Pizzeria it was the BEST pizza ever, We got a little excited and ended up getting 8 different slices and a calzone….we didn’t even touch the calzone because we were so full after the pizza but it looked amazing. We had so much fun on Sunday and were so sad that it was our last day there. Since getting back we’ve probably brought up going back down every other day, another trip will be happening very soon!