Day 1: San Diego Weekend Trip

Looking for ideas while in San Diego? Check out my weekend itinerary.

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  • Little Italy Mercato Farmers Market 

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(opened only Saturdays from 8 am – 2 pm)

Our first stop is to check out the farmers market. Open every Saturday with at least 150+ vendors offering fresh produce, meats & eggs, crafts, and plants. We love the vibe of locals grabbing their coffee while shopping for groceries and little knick knacks created by other locals. We absolutely love that every since food tent offers free samples.

My personal favorite is Savory Cookies, those cookies are delectable and unique when it comes to the mix of flavors. My regret is not buying a dozen to bring back home!

Walking around Little Italy is very quaint, it feels a friendly neighborhood like everyone knows each other. There are lot of cute boutique shops around the area, check them out if you’re ever in the area.

  • CRACK SHACK

    A personal request made by my friend. A “Fun spot for chicken & egg dishes with stylish outdoor seating, a full bar & bocce court.” It’s best known for their Fried Chicken (either 5 pieces or 10 pieces).

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I decided to try their sandwich:

The Señor Croque…Chicken, Bacon, Egg, Cheese, Maple Butter, an Brioche 

Rating: ♥♥♥♥ (out of 5)

The sandwich is pretty big so I don’t recommend getting any sides unless you’re splitting with 2 or 3 people.. It’s very very filling. The chicken meat is juicy while the outside is crunchy which I love! The sandwich is very good but it’s a lot for one person. I skipped out on lunch because of how heavy it was!! Add it to your foodie list.

  • Balboa Park

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The Botanical Building – Balboa Park

 

I have never been to Balboa Park so I was in for a surprise when there were multiple museums, botanic gardens, attractions and recreational activities. It’s a wonderful family friendly place to visit.

There are at least 15+ museums and gardens to check out, majority have an admission price so it’s up to you where you want to explore. If you check on their website they offer great deals to explore multiple places with a great price: http://www.balboapark.org/deals

Some common places I explored: The Botanical Building, The San Diego Museum of Art, House of Pacific Relations International Cottages..

Parking can be very difficult to find but with patience you’ll win a spot!

  • Spruce Street Suspension Bridge 

A hidden gem in San Diego, the suspension bridge. It’s in between a neighborhood and to be honest it’s pretty cool for the first 5 mins while walking on it but then it gets kinda boring. It doesn’t help that many locals chill there for all the wrong reasons.. It was a quick detour before we checked in to the hotel.

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  • Gaslamp Quarter 

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This is where all the action takes place. Restaurants, hotels, and not to mention the nightlife! It’s definitely a place you should check out if you’re really into the night life. There are rooftop bars and themed bars down each street. It’s a fun place. Recommendation: Uber. You don’t want to deal with parking and driving there.

Bars to check out:

  • Moonshine Flats
  • Tin Roof
  • Pop’s Liquor Cabinet
  • Side Bar
  • Altitude Sky Lounge
  • Cat Eye Club
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