I finally had some time to spare this past weekend, and I spent it editing the pictures of my escape to San Diego. What can I say about this city? It’s one of those places where you instantly get caught up by the beauty of the scenery, the ideal weather, the friendly people and the laid-back California culture. I like the small-town-but-not-too-small-of-a-town feel, with plenty of things to do without having to drive hours if you want to go to the opposite side of the city (something that I completely hate about LA).
San Diego is a place close enough for us to take a one-day trip and still feel that we are not too close to home. After a quick stop in La Jolla (if you missed our adventure at the beautiful Cove click here), we headed to Balboa Park to start the visit. It’s a gorgeous park with inspiringly beautiful architecture throughout that reminded me the south of Spain; with stunning gardens and lovely fountains everywhere. It’s definitely a treat for photographers, especially if you like rich and colorful backgrounds.
After that we drove through the awesome San Diego-Coronado bridge to see the skyline and visit the famous Hotel del Coronado located right next to the beach. There were some events going on in the peninsula so it was a little bit crowded, but we managed to find a spot to relax at the rocks and enjoy the view of the boats. We ended up the day having a late lunch at the Gaslamp Quarter; a fun urban colorful destination in Downtown San Diego with lots of exquisite bar and restaurants.