My husband and I flew from Austin to San Diego last week and had such a wonderful time with family enjoying the beautiful weather! We love it there so much we are already planning our next trip back! If you read my post from last week, I mentioned 5 of my favorite places to visit, and I'm so glad we were able to go to a couple of them.
Our first stop was Point Loma Seafoods for lunch once my parents arrived into town. We grabbed a table on the upper deck, which offers gorgeous views of the harbor and the downtown skyline. My mom always orders the crab sandwich (and I always steal a bite!), but Freddy and I opted for the Alaskan Cod plate with "chips". No matter your selection, everything is sure to be fresh and delicious!
The next day we went to another family favorite: Seaport Village. It was a gorgeous, sunny day, perfect for walking around and perusing the various shops--some that have been there since I was a kid! I love that some things never change, and that Seaport Village has its same charm, just as I remember it. Speaking of charm, they still have the same carousel that I used to ride with my mom, so of course we went on it! For lunch we enjoyed seafood at The Edgewater Grill. Their outdoor patio offers scenic views of Coronado Island and the bridge.
After lunch we headed into downtown and walked around Little Italy. There's so much historic culture, dating back to the 1920's! We were all in the mood for some great gelato, and we knew we were in the right place! Pappalecco had rave reviews, and after our first bite we were raving about them too. They handcraft their gelato using time-honored traditions and the finest ingredients. And holy cannoli, their baked goods are to die for! Freddy can never resist a cannoli when he sees one.
On Saturday we got to check out a really cool space in Liberty Station called Liberty Public Market. It's an open-concept building with different kinds of food and retail vendors! You can get anything from pasta, to seafood, to Mexican all under one roof, and they have a kid-friendly outdoor area to enjoy your meal. It was so fun walking around and seeing what everyone had to offer, and it was so hard to make a decision on what to eat! If you've ever been to the Anaheim Packing House, it's a similar concept, but not quite as large. I love how various businesses have transformed these spaces that were once part of the Naval Training Center, and have brought new life into this historic area of Point Loma.
Of course, I had to pay a visit to my favorite store in Ocean Beach, Noon! They were fully stocked in their gorgeous earrings and necklaces, and had so many fun home decor items. I left with a new pair of earrings and a yummy scented candle. Fun fact: when you buy the Often Wander scented candles, bring in the empty jar when it's burned out, and they will refill it for you with any scent of your choosing for $1/ounce! I wish I was a local to take advantage of that :)
Do you have any fun summer plans coming up? I'd love to hear in the comments! Have a fabulous weekend!