I talk about this every week, but the last few weekends have been so busy, but in a good way. We’ve been consistently out of town for multiple weekends, and are gearing up for a vacation to NYC in two weeks. Woo! But to be honest, that’s kind of how we like things. We love to be on the go and exploring, and can easily get bored at home.
So, last week Ben had the idea to do a staycation in downtown SD. Um, yes please! It’s the best of both worlds. You get to pack your back, enjoy a fun hotel, and yet you’re still so close to home. He picked me up from work on Friday and we checked into our hotel, quickly changed and ran to happy hour. Greatest start to the weekend! We went to Roy’s for dinner right on the water. Boy, talk about vacation vibes. We kept saying that we felt like we were in Hawaii! You’re eating outside in the marina, eating amazing fish and drinking white wine. Major tropical vibes and it was so incredible!
Saturday, I wanted to show Ben around Coronado because he had never been and I absolutely love it. Everything is so beautiful from the homes to Hotel Del Coronado, the beaches, the food…it’s just the ultimate place to hang out for the day. We went to brunch and ordered margaritas and chilaquiles (it was Cinco de Mayo after all!) and then spent the rest of the day hanging on the beach. Right around happy hour, we decided to jump on over to the hotel for beer and ceviche to finish our staycation and sat talking, eating and looking out over the ocean. It was a day to remember!
I’ve included some tips on what to do if you’re planning your own staycation (or vacation!) to San Diego, but really, you can’t go wrong!
- Where to Stay: Downtown is always a good option. You’re close to so many great restaurants, Little Italy, Gaslamp, Petco Park. We always love exploring new areas and restaurants and truthfully, you can’t really go wrong. I also love Hotel del Coronado, if you want to splurge!
- Where to Eat: We ate at Roy’s in San Diego on Friday night for dinner. Total vacation vibes, but on the pricier side for what you get. We did brunch at Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge Saturday morning and can’t recommend it enough. They had $5 margaritas, and we split the chilaquiles and we were stuffed when we left. Oh, and don’t miss out on the Monday bread. It’s to die for. I also love finding random little street taco shops because let’s face it, the mexican food is incredible pretty much anywhere you go.
- What to Do: My favorite thing is just to relax at the beach. If you are someone that needs a little more activity (Ben definitely falls into this category,) I recommend renting bikes and strolling around. You can also paddle board, hike, rent duffy boats, or go to a baseball game.