san diego, california

One of my good friends is visiting from the Midwest so a few days ago, we decided to take a road trip from Arizona to San Diego, California. The drive wasn’t as exciting as I figured it would be because we were in the middle of nowhere for a few hours, but sitting in a cramped car and eating way too many pumpkin seeds was completely worth the wonderful weather we arrived to.

We stayed at the Marriott in the Gaslamp District and Petco Park area so there was plenty to do. We walked to restaurants and bars, and then took a trolley and boat tour in the San Diego Bay.

Seaport Village Tree
Seaport Village San Diego
Seaport Village
San Diego Harbor
San Diego Sea Lions
Sea Lions Harbor
San Diego Harbor Tour
San Diego Dolphins
San Diego
San Diego
San Diego

We were surprised to see so many sea lions and dolphins during our daytime boat tour. If you ever visit San Diego, definitely try and book one!


Filed Under: California, San Diego, Travel15 Comments
  • Rebecca

    Oh what fun! I love all those sea lions! Thanks for the follow. I’m following you back!


  • Jess

    I’m in a dual postgrad program with San Diego State University but I study here in Malta at a University of Malta campus. It’s so weird to be graduating from a city I’ve never been to! Love these photos, I must go someday. I had no idea there were sea lions!

  • emi

    fun!! love san diego. you are too darling!
    love your cute blog & now following! xo

  • Melissa L

    I love living here! I haven’t been able to figure out anywhere else I want to live.
    Glad you enjoyed your visit.


  • BumbersBumblings

    Ohh how beautiful! Some day I will make it out to Cali!!

  • Lindsay

    What fun! My best friend and I went to California back in 2009. We packed our days completely full, including driving from the LA area to San Franisco, but we somehow missed San Diego because there just wasn’t enough time. Super sad about that!

  • la petite lulu

    Oh, it looks so sunny & pretty! San Diego is on our list for this year, we are hoping to drive down over the summer. Can’t wait to explore it for myself!

  • shannon

    UMMMM – that seal looks like it’s screaming at that bird.
    and i love it.

  • Michell Pulliam

    It’s always good when friends come to visit! Beautiful pictures…the water looks so inviting! Thanks for stopping by and following! I tried to follow you via GFC, but it looks as if I’m already following you! :-) Have a blessed evening!

  • Nelle Creations

    Ah I love those seals! Looks like an amazing place.
    Hope you can check out my latest post!

  • Heather Conklin

    glad you had fun on your trip! i was just in san francisco last weekend, which is beautiful like san diego, but the weather isn’t as nice and sunny!


  • Louise

    Love your blog, came across is through Lost in Travels. Genuinely can’t believe you’d swap Washington DC for Aberdeen!! I say that because I’m from Edinburgh and I’ve swapped it for Vancouver and we actually passed DC for a couple days, it was amazing :)

  • Irish Italian Blessings

    What beautiful pictures!! I have lived in California my whole life and never been to San Diego…yet.

  • Leigh

    Ooh that looks so neat! I would love to see those sea lions…but I’m with your friend, that bridge looks scary! haha.

  • Megan Thudium

    I love San Diego! I hope you enjoyed that trip, and the Gas lamp District is always fun to roam about.