San Diego holds a special place in my heart.
It’s where I lived before moving to the Bay Area and where my feet first landed 10 years ago when I immigrated from Canada. It’s where I met my husband Rowell, got married, had my first child and bought my first home.
I have made so many memories here with family and friends who have turned into family. It was bitter sweet moving to the Bay Area. Rowell received a job opportunity that would take his career to the next level and was too good to turn down. But we do miss our “home”, San Diego.
One of things we miss the most about San Diego are the many different beaches that are sprawled along the coast and are so accessible from, well, anywhere really.
We don’t have access to as many beaches where we live now which was one of the things we had to adjust to when we moved to the Bay Area. San Diego also has perfect weather all year which make going to the beach an average daily thing that we took for granted while living there.
Out of the many beautiful beaches that are in San Diego, Coronado Beach on Coronado Island is by far our family favorite. Read my blog post here to find out why.
Another favorite place of ours and holds sentimental value is Harbor Island.
While this is not a beach, it is a great place to go for a stroll during sunset. Or have lunch or dinner at one of the several great restaurants along Harbor Island that offer amazing views.
This place is special to us because it’s where Rowell proposed to me. I will never forget it; it was a crisp Autumn evening and it felt like we were the only two people there at the time. It’s also the place we took our wedding photos.
Read my blog post here about the most romantic place in San Diego.
Another thing we took for granted while living in San Diego is the food!
San Diego’s restaurant scene has definitely evolved over the years.
We have seen so many restaurants pop up that are owned by celebrity chefs, top chef contestants and the like. It has become a foodie’s playground of eclectic food that is well on its way to compete with the foodie culture in Portland, Los Angeles or even San Francisco. The great thing about San Diego is that it’s a much smaller city so its easier to hit up a bunch of places in a shorter amount of time!
Check out my blog post here on where we ate during our 1-week trip.
If I haven’t given you enough reasons as to why San Diego is the perfect family vacation destination, it also offers many activities you can do that wont cost you a thing!
Going back home to San Diego as vacationers gave me a new perspective on things. I see it in a different light and I appreciate its beauty and diversity so much more. When I lived there I was so busy with the mundane routine that I neglected to truly appreciate all that it has to offer.
I now truly see why San Diego is America’s Finest City.
What are your favorite spots in San Diego? Let me know in the Comments section below!