We live about 100 miles from San Diego so when out-of-town family showed up there this week, we headed off to meet with them. They were visiting from Connecticut and were very much enjoying an opportunity to thaw out from a brutal winter. We were only to happy to share our beautiful weather. Bright and early the next morning we headed south.
Thommmee drove the coastal route.
We made a stop…
…or two along the way.
After about a 90 minute drive we arrived in San Diego.
We met them in Pacific Beach, a popular beach…
and vacation destination area of San Diego.
Picture perfect weather!
After lunch and some walking around, the next stop was a drive through the business…
and Gaslamp districts.
Gaslamp is a historical part of downtown San Diego. This area was revitalized during the 1980’s and 90’s. It has many restaurants, shops, and cultural activities. At night it comes alive with activity with special emphasis in dining, pubs, and nightclubs. There are a variety of festivals and special events scheduled throughout the year. (We were a few days too late for the St Patrick’s Day festivities).
There are so many interesting areas to visit In San Diego that it was difficult to select where to go in the few hours we had. After a bit of exploration, we decided to head to Seaport Village where we spent the rest of the afternoon.
This is another popular coastal area…
full of unique shops,
casual dining, bakeries, and ice cream!
(I just had to indulge)
There were beautiful succulents to appreciate…
…and an overall relaxing atmosphere.
(and did I say shopping?)
So little time!
if you are ever in the area, plan a few days in San Diego.
There is much more to see and do.
All too soon we were headed back. Southern California traffic is not much fun. It took us 3 1/2 hours to get home!
Had a great time!