Sorry guys, it has been a while since I wrote my last article about our trip to the US. But here’s all about our last stop: San Diego.
I have been to some cities in the US by now, but out of all of them, San Diego has stolen my heart. We’ve visited the famous zoo, Old Town, Mission Beach, Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village and Coronado, and everything was equally lovely. The weather was mostly sunny, the people were very friendly and relaxed, the whole city appeared very clean and safe. San Diego, you have my heart! 🙂
1.) San Diego Zoo
When visiting San Diego, you HAVE TO go to the world-famous zoo. It feels like walking through the jungle: there are palm trees and other plants everywhere. Most of the enclosures are big and look like the original habitat of the animals.
And the animals seen to be quite happy, too.
Well, most of them…
They even have pandas!
What a great zoo! It can even compete with the Wilhelma… 😉
2.) Old Town
Some call it the “birthplace of California”: Old Town of San Diego. In 1769, it was founded by Father Junipero Serra as a mission. It became a historical Landmark in 1969. It is famous because of its old, well maintained buildings and especially tourists like to visit this site due to the nice shops and restaurants.
3.) Mission Beach
Unfortunately, the weather turned bad when we visited Mission Beach.
So we couldn’t experience much some of the surfer lifestyle… until we found this beach bar with its artificial wave!
It was great fun watching the guys surfing. They were really good!
After this, we watched to other guys, who made us feel like walking around in Venice Beach… 😀
4.) Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp Quarter is another historical district of San Diego (don’t they have many historical places around here? It feels nearly like Europe!! 😉 ). Here you find a lot of bars, shops and restaurants.
5.) Seaport Village
Seaport Village is a very cute, car-free area close to the – you might guess it – sea! 🙂
There are again many cute shops and yummy restaurants. We parked our car next to the USS Midway Museum (what a huge ship!!) and walked to Seaport Village.
On the way, we passed this great statue for homecoming soldiers.
Seaport Village is truly a touristy place, but it’s nice to visit 😉
Around noon we had lunch at “San Diego Pier Café”. We were lucky and got a table outside in the sun, overlooking the ocean.
Moritz had a burger and I went for Baja Shrimp Tacos.
6.) We left Seaport Village with full bellies and headed to our last stop: Coronado.
Coronado is a peninsula with a relaxed beach town, beautiful beaches and a very famous hotel.
In the “Hotel Del Coronado” the movie “Some like it hot” with Marilyn Monroe was screened.
The hotel still is an impressive object and the beach lies right in front of it.
The only strange thing about this location is that a Naval Base is installed not far away from the hotel, so you might see military airplanes while sunbathing.
We only had 1.5 days in San Diego and we could have definitely spent more time in this amazing city. Well, this just means we have to come back someday… 🙂
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