San Diego.

I have had the opportunity to travel to several different places, and I still feel like San Diego is one of the best places out there. Call me biased, but I am just in love with that city. One of the days while we were down for Christmas, we met up with some of Trevor's friends who happened to be in town as well.

We tried to plan a fun afternoon for them to enjoy some of the many fun things you can do while in San Diego. They wanted to go to an aquarium so I suggested we hit the Birch Aquarium that is close to La Jolla. It was fun to see all the different type of beautiful sea creatures that exist in the world. Amazing. If you have the time though, you should really go to Sea World! Going to Sea World was the high light of our vacation, and probably my childhood, haha!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Afterwards we took them to see the Seals. If you are down in San Diego, you just HAVE to go to see the Children's beach that was taken over by the seals. Seeing the seals is one of my favorite things to do while back at home. They got a kick out of it, and who wouldn't love seeing some wild life that close?

After the seals we got onto a ferry that takes you from downtown San Diego to Coronado Island. Coronado Island is where I would live if I could live anywhere in the entire world.... *swoooon* We had some lunch and then rented bikes and rode them around the island. IT WAS SUCH A BLAST! I forgot how much I love riding a bike, and beach cruisers are the best kind :)

This Seal was not to happy about the seagull, and he let him know it! haha









 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We rode our bikes all the way to the famous Hotel Del, and enjoyed the beach and Christmas decorations at the hotel for a bit. Did you know you can ice skate on the beach at the Hotel Del? haha Pretty cool. All in all it was a great day! I love me some San Diego :)

57 comments

  1. I couldn't agree with you more! I am perhaps a little biased since we live in San Diego ;-) but I couldn't imagine a better place on earth. Loved reading this post! Gorgeous pics :-)

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  2. Those jellyfish are too rad! Jealous of these beautiful pics, hope you're having a blast :)

    xo Shane

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  3. A good friend of mine is moving there in March - I can't WAIT to visit her!! I've heard nothing but wonderful things about San Diego!

    Sam

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  4. i've never been there but heard only great things.. definitely going to SD one day!

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  5. wow that looks like so much fun! I'm loving the seals! and the bikes :)

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  6. This looked like a fun trip! And the VIEWS - love them! I haven't been to San Diego yet but it's on my list of places to visit! Last year I traveled the pacific coast highway for about 10 days but we ended in LA...need to go back and do some of these things!

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  7. home sweet home. san diego is the best place ever. in the words of a wise californian (katy perry)

    "you can travel the world, but nothing comes close to the golden coast"

    :)

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  8. Looove San Diego! I've ridden my bike on that same boardwalk. I would live there if I could!! Looks like you had tons of fun!!

    Jenna

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  9. How fun! Now I totally want to go there. I can't believe you got so close to the seals. Great photos!

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  10. I have actually never been to San Diego.... but it looks amazing. It's definitely on my list of places to go when I get back from Europe!

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  11. I really don't see how anyone could NOT love San Diego! Coronado is one of my most very favorite places as well. And La Jolla. And the beach. Haha Those cruisers look like so much fun! Maybe I'll have to do that sometime... :)

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  12. just when i thought i was done missing Sunny So Cal. how beautiful!! looks like you guys had A LOT of fun. i love the blue bike!

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  13. I love everything about this post. I love San Diego, the aquarium, beach cruisers. I usually have my adventures of this type in Newport Beach and then take the ferry across to Balboa Island. Love it there.

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  14. We have a friend that lives there and I want to go visit so bad! I read on another blog that they have a (blow)dry bar there- where you can go and choose from a menu of blow-dry hairstyles. Have you ever been there, it sounded like it would be fun!

    Nicole

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  15. My aunt lives in San Diego, and yes, I love that city as well. Life out there is just so different than what I'm used to from my "Small Town, MS" lifestyle. And I completely agree...SeaWorld rocked my 6 year old self's socks off.

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  16. You did all of my favorite things to do in SD! Aquarium, Coronado, seals - the only thing missing is mexican in old town!

    Thanks for sharing - your pics are stunning :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  17. Great pictures!! Love your blog too. You and your hubs are the cutest. Thanks for stopping by. :)

    I've always wanted to go to San Diego and now you've just confirmed it for me. I most go!

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  18. You just listed pretty much all of my favorite childhood memory locations from San Diego. Gosh, are we lucky, or what? Next time we're both home we are definitely meeting up! :) Gorgeous pics of the jelly fish by the way!

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  19. these are amazing pictures and you are so pretty! These pictures make me want to go visit San Diego.

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  20. Hey we're neighbors, I am just up the road in Temecula.

    Love the shot you took of your husband and friends on the bridge by the water, very cool.

    Are those your bikes or rentals, they are so cute!

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  21. i would love to visit san diego. i'm hooked by that colorful fishes. they are gorgeous.haha

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  22. Oh my goodness, what a great day!! I have my own connections to that part of the world... I actually had lunch at the hotel in the background of your picture! And I love love love those seals... My mom used to be obsessed with 'the swimmers' that were always out swimming at the La Jolla beaches...

    swoon is right ...

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  23. Awww riding bikes around the boardwalk there is one of the greatest things to do in San Diego! I love that! :) You look so cute :)

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  24. What an amazing trip you went on! I'm totally jealous :) I want my picture taken with seals!

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  25. Ah sigh, I love San Diego.. and I am oh so happy it's my home! I go La Jolla Cove a few times a week, and the seals? They are my favorite! :)

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  26. Ok. I seriously need your help. My husband and I live in Santa Barbara and I am trying to convince him to move to San Diego. It's warmer, I've heard it has younger couples our age (we're 24 & 25) and I've even heard there is a strong community of LDS families down there.

    But his mind block is that we don't know anything about the city and it's just far enough away it's hard and inconvenient planning trips down there.

    PLEASE tell me the best places to live if you have no children YET, active LDS, in your mid 20's, LOVES the beach...that's very important. And wants a big and small town feel...if that's even possible.

    Help a girl out...not that SB isn't GORGEOUS. I just...am ready to move away from all the retired people. Haha.

    THANK YOU!!!!

    p.s. my email is yammyg@gmail.com Seriously...gracias.

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  27. p.s. my name is Glenna :) and my blog is:

    www.finallysomethingtoblogabout.blogspot.com/

    p.p.s. I absolutely ADORE your blog!!

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  28. Fun times! Totally jealous of that bike...and the way you look so cute in your glasses.

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  29. My hubs proposed in Coronado. Love it there. Cute post!

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  30. Words can't even explain how much I love San Diego. I will live there one day. I will.

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  31. i seriously love coronado! best place ever! looks like you guys had fun!

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  32. We got married in Coronado. Love it! Miss San Diego so much, but honestly don't know if I'd want to move back... it seemed so crowded when we just visited this weekend!! Eeeek!

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  33. I love San Diego! The coast is gorgeous and those bikes?? LOVE!

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  34. Ahhh I've always wanted to visit San Diego! Looks like you had a blast! Those pictures are awesome, and you couldnt be any cuter in your glasses!!

    <3 Monica

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  35. Such beautiful pics! I love aquariums.. maybe it's because I love SCUBA diving, but they're awesome!

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  36. San Diego is one of my favorite places too! We actually stayed in La Jolla on our honeymoon, and went to Birch aquarium, and that same beach I think! We might go back for our 2nd anniversary....I'm hoping so :)

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  37. San Diego is BY FAR one of my most favorite places that I have traveled to. I would go back in a heartbeat!!!! Glad you had a great time..wonderful photos!

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  38. San Diego is very hard to beat. I loved it when I visited the first time when I was about 10 yrs. old. I loved it more than Disneyland. Who would have thought many, many years later, a husband & 5 kids I would move here with my family and then even have a baby here!! I keep praying we can retire here. I don't want to leave.

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  39. Looks like you've had a great day! Never been to San Diego myself, but maybe someday!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your nice comment. And I'm really liking what I'm seeing on your blog! Can't wait to read more!

    Maggie B.
    "Finding Myself"
    www.magslifetoday.blogspot.com

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  40. So fun! I've never been to Coronodo Island but i wanna go next time I'm there! You should do a post of your top 10 things to do/places to go/things to see/places to eat of San Diego. or cali in general.

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  41. The aquarium photos are so beautiful! And I love San Diego too, though I don't drive down there nearly enough! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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  42. You've totally inspired me to do a San Diego weekend with my hubby when we move back to SoCal. We spend a lot of time in Encinitas, but not much in SD.

    Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  43. Wow love the colors of all the fishes and sea animals. Plus the color of the bike :)

    x

    Marielle

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  44. Beautiful photos! La Jolla is my home! :)

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  45. Ahhh... I've never been to CA or Sea World. It's on the list a a vacation site. My hubby has been and says it's awesome. Love all your pics - now I want to go even more! :)

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  46. I LOVE aquariums, but I've never been to San Diego. I have a few friends who have lived there though, and have heard great things about it. Would love to visit the city and see Sea World one day!!

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  47. i agree San Diego is the best <3

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  48. That looks like such a fun trip! I absolutely love seals and the aquarium pictures are oh so pretty! :)

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  49. Hhhmmmmm, san diego is very fun but i would have to say i am a sucker for san francisco!

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  50. ah man! I love san diego, this looks like such a fun trip!

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  51. I love San Diego! The zoo there is so neat.

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  52. So pretty and FUN! Can we please plan a trip there together someday soon? Like real soon?

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  53. I love your beach cruisers. I rode them around Anna Maria last fall with a girlfriend, and she got one for Christmas! I can't wait to go back so that we can ride them again. Fun bikes are so relaxing and enjoyable to ride.

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  55. Hi there! I'm Brooke, and I'm a new follower (weirdly, I thought I started following you weeks ago? I guess I'm losing it after all). Anyway, you are so adorable, and your blog is so adorable. I'm a fan, and I'm so happy to be an official follower now.

    Brooke
    liningthecloudswithsilver.blogspot.com

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  56. I have a picture of that exact same jelly fish!

    http://thewojos.blogspot.com/2010/04/spring-break-rewind.html

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  57. We were just in SD this weekend for my fiances rugby tournament! And when I was little I LOVED going to see the seals!

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