Touring San Diego

Last week I recapped my half marathon PR, but now it’s time to start a recap of everything else on my vacation. In summary, we had a great time.  We had booked the vacation to San Diego before we realized there was a race.  While the race was a nice addition; we did plenty of other things.

We began our journey in San Diego.  One thing I was excited to do was go to the zoo and the safari.  The San Diego Zoo is one of the best in the country.  The animals were active, but it is clear they are very well taken care of.

We arrived early because it was a weekend.  The zoo wasn’t crowded and we easily walked around and saw the animals.

A tiger eating a log
A tiger eating a log

While staying in San Diego, the majority of trip was spent hiking and exploring.  It was fun to have no plan or itinerary but just to find a trail or an area to explore.  We stumbled upon beautiful views in La Jolla, Coronado, Point Loma and even into the mountains East.  We skipped places like Universal Studios and Disney because those really weren’t our interest.

exploring san diego me

My dad gave us the recommendation to go east to the town of Julian which is 4000 above sea level.  It turned out to be one of our favorite parts of the trip.

My husband is the greatest.
My husband is the greatest.  It was chilly up there!

Mountain Julian San Diego

We also drove up to La Jolla Cove and enjoyed the beach.  There is a famous beach that seals hang out at.  There were dozens of them laying around napping.  At first glance, they look like rocks.

Seal Beach La Jolla

hiking la jolla

We also traveled to Los Angeles, which I’ll recap another day.  It was a gorgeous drive and a lot of fun.

As most people know, parts of the East coast including the greater Philadelphia region were hit with snow.  Our flight was the first to be canceled last Friday (the earlier flight from San Diego made before the storm.  I’m not a cold weather person, and I was happy to avoid the storm all together.

Cliffs La Jolla

The storm gave us a few more days of hiking, exploring and driving.  We put over 1000 miles on our rental car.  I had a great time and there wasn’t a part of the trip I didn’t enjoy.  We truly enjoyed exploring with no plans.

sunrise

Questions for you:
Do you like the zoo?