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San Diego, CA, United States for food & fun!

Ahoy, friends! I had the opportunity to visit San Diego and Coronado Island last weekend. It was only a few days but I tried my best to make the most out of my time there. I always forget how close San Diego is and have no idea why I don’t visit more often! The drive was only about 2.5 hours – so easy!

I may have said this before but California is such an interesting state. While I don’t think it’s necessary to split California in two states like some people do, I see why. In my mind, there’s Northern California (San Francisco, Oakland, etc), Mid California (Los Angeles, Anaheim, etc) and Southern California (San Diego). All 3 areas offer such different cultures! I love it.

Hotel del Coronado – Classic. Historical. Beautiful. It’s a National Historical Landmark and the second largest building made out of wood (thanks, Wikipedia!). You don’t have to stay at the hotel to explore it so I highly recommend a visit when in San Diego. My favorite thing to do is walking through the hotel out to the beach. The beach has the softest sand and a crazy amount of shells! So many people were picking up shells, children and adults alike.

MooTime Creamery – You can’t miss this ice cream shop as you drive through the island. The life-size cow and Elvis will catch anyone’s eye! Their diner-vibe ice creamery serves delicious treats. My favorite is this waffle ice cream sandwich with sprinkles. I got the Birthday Cake ice cream sandwiched and was basically in heaven. Yum!

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Insider Tip

If you’re grabbing donuts from Donut Bar, order online the day before to skip the incredibly long line!

Where I stayed / started

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

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