Thursday, May 6, 2010

Travel Destination: San Diego, California

Hi everyone! It's been quite some time since I made a post about a travel destination, so here we go. :)
San Diego is a beautiful place and a refreshing change of scene especially for those who want to take a break from their busy Los Angeles life. It's only about 2hours and 45minutes away from LA (about 4hours with traffic). :)

Here are some of the spots in San Diego that I love visiting both as a 19-year old and as a child:

1. San Diego beaches -

Mission beach: paved boardwalk and volleyball nets

Coronado beach: clean sand and gentle waves

La Jolla Shores: long, flat beach

2. Fashion Valley - shopping! :D

3. Seaport Village - souvenirs and food! :)

4. Sea World - I enjoyed going to Sea World as a kid. I haven't been there in about 5 years. I want to go again. :D
5. San Diego Zoo - It was such a great experience for me as a child. :)

*all images from Google*

What are your favorite things to do in San Diego?

If you haven't been there, is there a place near you that you love to go to when you want to take a break from everyday life? :)


  1. the fashion valley looks really really really good! ;)

  2. i've never been to san diego, but this really makes me want to go! i'm a big sea world fan too!

  3. As somebody who was born and raised in San Diego, I think you made a really great post about this city.

    One thing you didn't mention Mimi, is that I would recommend also visiting La Jolla Cove. La Jolla is a beautiful area and I like that I get to work around here. It is also close to downtown La Jolla, which is consider the Beverly Hills of San Diego.

    Fashion Valley is the one mall I always end up going to. It is a great shopping mall and has a movie theater located on the 2nd floor. I would also like to recommend going to this mall if any of you are ever in the San Diego area.

    Thanks Mimi!!

  4. My first trip to San Diego was 2 years ago....I loved it! I had surfing lessons, which was sooo much fun!

    Great blog, thanks for being a follower of mine! I'm now a follower of yours!


  5. wow I've never been to San Diego.

    have lots and lots of fun! :)


  6. I've never been to San Diego (I've never even been to your country hehe) but I would love to visit this someday just cause you made it sound fun to go here :-)

  7. i love love love san diego. i'm actually gonna go up there tomorrow. aaahh, so excited:DDD

  8. I love this post! San Diego is my favorite city. :) You pretty much listed my favorite things to do there: visit the zoo, go to the beach, etc. I also love San Diego's gorgeous downtown.

  9. I love this post! Please send me a ticket to San Diego!!! ;D

  10. I like going to Fashion Valley!:D Seaport Village is always a good place to snap a few pictures before heading back to L.A.:D

    Good post, Mimi!:D
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  11. thanks for sharing this :D been wanting to go to SD for a long time heehee ohh fashion valley, SD zoo and Sea World... ahhh!!

  12. I wish I could visit someday...

  13. Btw Mimi, I gave you an award on my blog! :-)

  14. awwww beautiful photos! the beach looks incredibly stunning :) i so wish i was there, dolphins! have a lovely weekend ♥

  15. thanks for the great comment! wow this looks amazing!
    ive never been to america! :'( hope to go next year or for gap year though!

  16. StuddedLilly-- it is! :)

    Tara-- hope you get to visit san diego. :)

    Lorraine-- thanks! i'm glad i was able to make a post about san diego. i've actually never been to la jolla cove. maybe next time i go to SD. :)

    StacieBlair-- thanks for following back! :)

    Awaiting-- :D

    Candid Phobic-- i hope you get to visit america soon! :D and thanks so much for the award! :)

    Carrie-- yay! :)

    Jennifer Fabulous-- their downtown is a good place to visit too. :)

    Susi-- awww, you know if i can i will! :D

    Marie-- you're right about what you said about seaport village. :)

    Frances-- yay, i hope you get to come. :)

    Kelly-- anything is possible. :)

    CHANTELLE-- thanks! have a great weekend too! :)

    Suyinsays-- you're welcome! and i hope you get to visit soon! :)

  17. gorgeous! i love looking at wedding dresses:) wish i could visit san diego one day!

  18. Hey !
    I came across your blog by doing a google search on San Diego (btw, I just luv it! :p)
    I’m in SD right now and seriously, this town is sick!!
    It’s like you’re in paradise here: sun, beach, parties.. The good life to sum it up! Plus, I’m really lucky cause I live in an apartment complex where there’s a swimming-pool, a jacuzzi and a fitness center! To be honest, I first thought it was gonna be like impossible to live in such a complex cause I was like “ it’s gonna be too expensive, bla bla bla …“ But actually, even if you’re on a low budget, there still is a possiblilty to live in such a place ! Awesome, isn’t it ? :D
    If you’re interested, you can check out the website I found it on the Internet and seriously, it’s really worth a peek !
    I hope it’s gonna be the same for you if you come to SD (and if it’s okay with you, we can also stay in touch to share our experiences). If you want to contact me, it’s dead easy : just search for Deborah on San Diego Student Housing fan page on Facebook. ;o)

  19. olivier-- that's great!!! :D

  20. I also like going to San Diego.
    It's a great place to visit once in awhile. Just to escape the busy life.

    haha. :)

    I lovelovelove San Francisco too!