Destination: San Diego, CA

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Day One

01 – Fly into “SAN” A.K.A airplane home.

02 – When you first arrive in San Diego, make your way over to Little Italy and treat yourself to a pizza and some gelato. Cliché? Maybe, but when it’s good, it’s good. You know what’s not cliché? Wheatgrass. You know what tastes like garbage? Wheatgrass.

03 – Take a drive over the bridge to Coronado for sunset. Coronado is just across the bay from San Diego, but the feel is completely unique. It’s got a quaint and sleepy local feel, while also bustling with energy from the visitors at the historic Hotel Del Coronado. It’s also home to the Navy Seals, so you’ll feel real safe.

04 – After sunset, head back into town for a drink at You & Yours Distilling Co. It’s a local gin and vodka distillery and has the perfect vibe to finish your night. Enjoy your favorite cocktail or try the flight for a little variety and take a minute to be grateful that you’re in this beautiful city.

Day Two

01 – Start your day off in La Jolla. Take a hike around Torrey 1 Pines State Natural Reserve and soak up the sun and salt air from atop the cliffs.

02 – Down the road, you’ll find Pinpoint Café. There are a few around town, but go to this one at UCSD’s campus: 8755 Biological Grade, La Jolla, CA 92037. It’s tucked, it’s quiet, and you’re literally just looking out over the ocean. Their acai bowl is incredible – definitely try that.

03 – Cruise up to Encinitas. One of the cooler beach towns in North County, Encinitas has way too many tasty treats, so just enjoy them all no matter what time it is. Stop at Prager Bros. for a sandwich (543 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024), Lofty Coffee for a latté (90 N Coast Hwy 101 #214, Encinitas, CA 92024), and Gelato 101 for something frozen and delicious (480 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024). Take your pick with the order that you visit them, but whatever you do, don’t leave one off the list.

04 – Anything tasty that you grabbed in Encinitas will be best enjoyed on one of the many incredible beaches in North County (Except maybe the gelato…enjoy that one right away). A couple of great beach options are Swami’s and Del Mar City Beach.

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