San Diego Long Weekend

2 people, 113 miles, 2 days

by Corinne A.


After one too many cloudy winter days, I was in search of a splash of color for the weekend. I hopped down to a place where board meetings are held out in the water, street tacos are a way of life, and shorts are never pushed to the bottom of anyone’s drawer: my hometown of San Diego.

I only had a weekend to bask in the endless summer that is San Diego, so Jake’s convertible Mini Cooper was the perfect ride to catch up on all the sunshine I’ve been missing out on this winter.

We bee-lined to La Jolla Shores for some fun, little waves with the old surf crew. It was easy to forget it was the middle of February, when we were sweating in our wetsuits waiting for the next set to come through. The ocean was good to us, and being out there was just a warm-up for the real reason why I came down to San Diego: fish and seafood tacos at Oscar’s Mexican Seafood. The other four tacos unfortunately didn’t make the photo because I ate them all; this is what was left.

Still in search of summertime vibes we cruised down the 5 to historical Chicano Park, just five minutes away from downtown San Diego and 15 minutes away from the beaches.

The park is located in Barrio Logan, and is home to the country’s largest collection of outdoor murals. We spent the afternoon exploring the neighborhood and getting away with picking oranges from new friends’ gardens (thank you!).

We were strolling through a soft sunny haze in Barrio Logan, then realized it was almost sunset! We hopped in the Mini and jetted over to Sunset Cliffs just in time to fit in a short hike to a gorgeous lookout point, to watch the sun set over the Pacific.

We started the next day off with another dip in the Pacific, and, of course, post-ocean fish tacos. Unfortunately none of these tacos lasted long enough for a photo. The day was full of more adventure times in another little neighborhood, North Park: only 10 minutes away from downtown San Diego and the airport.

We filled our bellies up with burgers from Waypoint Public, and discovered art all throughout the neighborhood. Before heading out of San Diego, we made a quick visit to the San Diego Zoo to soak in the rest of this oddly warm winter weekend from above in the Skyfari.

I’ll be back for you San Diego, and your delicious fish tacos, too.