coronado beach and balboa park | san diego, california
Coronado was one of my favorite stops while we were visiting San Diego because there was so much eye candy. Every building was unique in its own way, and I especially loved the old homes lining the streets. After taking a trolley tour through some of the neighborhoods, we drove to Coronado Beach.
Hotel Del Coronado takes up most of the beachfront and looks absolutely luxurious with its Victorian features. It’s a historic landmark and one of the oldest wooden buildings in California, and a handful of Presidents and movie stars have stayed there. If I ever make it back to San Diego with Brandon, we would love to stay at the hotel — for the history and the wonderful amenities.
Balboa Park reminds me of New York City’s Central Park in that it’s huge. We could have easily spent all day wandering around the park and going into the museums and gardens, but we only had a few hours to walk around and grab lunch. The weather was gorgeous so we sat outside, had mojitos and sangria, and enjoyed the view.