25 is a weird milestone. I’ve finished all my schooling. I’ve gotten my degree. Hell, I even own a rolodex (which I actually forgot to pack. . .). Anywho, most of my friends and I celebrated in NYC style during my going away party last month, and the whole Vegas thing is very much a 21-year-old milestone. So, my friends and I decided to take a long weekend trip to sunny San Diego!
It was my first trip over there and, per my usual self, I planned each day out to a tee in Google Docs (please tell me I’m not the only one who does this?) We had many, many tacos and lots and lots of In-n-Out
Animal style double double and animal style french fries
Tacos from Southbeach Bar and Grille
Baby octopus from Southbeach Bar & Grille
One of my favorite landmarks was La Jolla. We were able to watch the sea lions/seals (forgive the misuse of names throughout this post), play around the rocks for a little bit, and have lunch at the best seat in the house at George’s on the Cove – this wonderful restaurant that overlooks the beach and had some amazing cocktails and food.
Birds at La Jolla
Seals on the beach at La Jolla
Hanging with the seals
The view from George’s on the Cove
Tacos from George’s on the Cove
Afterwards, my friends and I went a little tourist crazy – we had some acai bowls (I’m biased and think the ones in Hawaii are still a bit better, the acai was too liquidy for my taste), saw the views from Mount Soledad, and hung around Pacific Beach for a bit.
The view from Mount Soledad
My favorite tacos from the trip from Oscar’s in Pacific Beach
We also celebrated mine and my friend Alyssa’s birthday that evening and had dinner reservations at Cafe Sevilla. Family style paella valenciana + live music is always a recipe for a great dinner. We also got to experience some of the nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter which was a really fun and exciting area to be in.
Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo are up next!