Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Weekend in San Diego

TL and I love taking little mini vacations... especially to places as beautiful as San Diego.  It's been a few years since i've been {since my best friend was in college there} so I was very excited to visit and stay downtown.

We stayed at the US Grant Hotel right near the Gaslamp in downtown.  After flying in on Friday morning, we headed to Escondido to visit one of TL's half brothers.  We also met our nephew for the first time... he is so adorable!  We went out to dinner at Pho Ever - a yummy Vietnamese restaurant - and spent the evening catching up.

Saturday was all about The San Diego Zoo! Have you been there before?!  It's pretty cool.  We were very impressed.  They have so many wonderful exhibits with rare animals.  We enjoyed seeing it through a 3 year old's eyes... a very exciting place!  For dinner, we drove into downtown to Fred's to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with a few margaritas!  TL and I also had a drink at The Lincoln Room and The Yard House.

Sunday was spent shopping at Horton's Plaza, exploring La Jolla (we ate breakfast at Il Covo, oh my gosh, so delicious), visiting with family and taking the short drive to Coronado.  Small world... while TL was in the bathroom at the famous Coronado Hotel, he ran into one of his long time friends.  I know... the bathroom, ironic!

We ended up going to the hotel bar by the beach (beautiful!) and spending a couple hours sipping cocktails.  The afternoon turned into evening, and we all ended up back in downtown San Diego at the Karl Strauss Brewery for dinner, then for more drinks and chatting at Quality Social.

Monday, we had breakfast at George's in La Jolla before catching our flight home... it has absolutely gorgeous views, and the food isn't too bad either.

{the little ride they have at the zoo... beautiful views}
 Delicious restaurant in La Jolla - I had the french toast, TL had the Denver Omelet... both were so good!  It has a beautiful outdoor patio with views of the ocean.
 Views from the bar seating...
 Such a fun group!
Views from George's restaurant in La Jolla - a gorgeous morning!

It was a great little trip away... 
so nice to spend time with family, friends, and each other.

21 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

I'm baffled at all the congruencies here!!! I was in SoCal this weekend too (Anaheim & a Saturday lunch in San Diego!) with some girlfriends, and I have been to the beautiful George's as well! In fact, I met my last boyfriend (before my current one, ha) there a few years ago. So funny! It's a beautiful place for sure. Glad you had such a fun time--you look adorable in these pictures!

Jessica Sieberg said...

awe!! you were right by me. I live just north of Escondido (it is actually the closest town to me) I am glad you enjoyed your weekend out here. we had beautiful weather. It was a nice change of pace compared to the cloudy drizzly weather we had during the week!!!

Happy Tuesday

Abbey said...

Looks like a great trip away! :)

Tickled Pink said...

Aww love the Del... and I want to go to the SD Zoo so badly!! :)

Newlywed Next Door said...

Looks like a great time! So excited to move to San Diego in 4 days! I'll have to remember some of the restuarants you talked about!

Allison said...

I love mini vacations---so nice to get away for a couple days to relax! I'd like to go to the zoo..

Sami said...

What a fun weekend! I have always wanted to go to San Diego, it's so pretty!

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Cait said...

what a great weekend trip hun :) love all the pics!

Jenna said...

I looove San Diego - there's so many things fun things to do and the scenery is gorgeous! Looks like you guys had an amazing time :)

xxx
Jenna

Natasha said...

i went to the san diego zoo years ago when i was out in CA and remember it being amazing!! looks like one great weekend spent with some of your favorite people...doesn't get any better than that!

Our Family of Four said...

This looks like so much fun! You guys are so lucky to get to travel as much as you do. We are taking the kids to Destin, Flordia next week.. have you been? Any advise?

Caitlin said...

So glad you ahd a sweet little trip! :) His little nephew is SO adorable!! All of those views are breathtaking!

Ashley said...

looks like a perfect weekend!

Caroline said...

Looks amazing. So glad you guys had a blast! I love the SD Zoo. It's been years since I've been but I still remember it.

Shelley said...

We live pretty close to SD but we haven't been since I was pregnant. We want to take Em when she is a little older. It looks like you had a great time!

Jax said...

What a fun trip! I LOVE San Diego! My ex is from there and I used to get to go frequently. I dont miss HIM (ick) but miss the sunny SD. :) I've even eaten at George's! So fun!

Britt said...

Weekends in San Diego are the best! It sounds like we have similar musts on out list with staying in the Gas Lamp district, Yard House, the Zoo and Hotel Del {my favorite!} I am living vicariously though you right now:)

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

Looks like you had a great vacation! I love San Diego...

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I love San Diego! We have a wedding in La Jolla next April and I can't wait to get back down there!

Nicole Marie said...

so fun! can't wait to go there over the summer

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

The weather looks like it was amazing. Glad to hear you had such a great time. All I've ever heard is great things about the zoo there and it seems it didn't disappoint!