After posting about our first day in San Diego, I think it’s just about time to post our other adventures. Cold front has definitely made a dent to our beach days, but nothing stopped us from falling in love with this city! Day 2 was a full day of activities while day 3 is a short day as we flew back to Salt Lake that afternoon, such a bummer!
We started our day by having brunch at Shorehouse Kitchen in La Jolla. This quaint breakfast place is definitely worth the wait. The warm weather made waiting much easier, but I’d recommend getting there early as this place gets packed. We loved the open space this place had to offer and breakfast was super good too. Check them out on Yelp!
Once we got fueled for the day, we then headed out to La Jolla Kayak in hopes that we can rent some snorkeling gear as well as paddle boards. Unfortunately, during our stay, the water didn’t offer good visibility so we opted out from snorkeling and chose to do kayaking instead. This shop is filled with very nice people. They talked to us about what we wanted to do and gave recommendations to save some money. They offer a wide variety of activities and the prices are very affordable. I’d definitely recommend them to everybody! We rented a double kayak for 2 hours for $40! They offer tours which I wish we had time for, but it is still within reasonable prices.
Visit their site La Jolla Kayak to browse their services as well as make reservations!
After spending some time out in the water, we then decided to get changed and head out to try something that’s been on our bucket list. We grabbed an Uber and we then headed off to Torrey Pines Gliderport! Even if you’re not into hang gliding or paragliding, still check this place out as they give some amazing views! Daniel and I are adventurous and we decided to hang glide. You guys, the rush we had was amazing! Definitely worth it! We definitely enjoyed hovering over the Pacific Ocean and seeing the sun start to set. What. an. amazing. experience!
Torrey Pines offer both hang gliding and paragliding. Prices are available on their site: Torrey Pines. I’d recommend reserving your flight time as they tend to get busy depending on the season. Our instructor was very knowledgeable as he’s been doing this for years!! After the quick tutorial, we were on our way and we jumped what felt like to our own deaths, by jumping off a cliff. Seriously, what a thrill!
After our experience, we took an Uber and went to a place that’s well known for their Mexican food. We all know that San Diego has a ton of them, but have you heard of The Taco Stand? Go there and feast your eyes on their menu! We settled for their Mar y tierra burrito and it was absolutely amazing! When we were done eating, even though we were stuffed, we were still craving for some seafood. We walked and right across the street is the El Pescador Market. Another dining place to try when in San Diego! They house different kinds of fishes and seafood that you can pick your own and have it cooked just how you like it. What more can a seafood lover ask for!
Our day three was the end of our vacation, so we decided to see the other thing I saw while searching for places to do in San Diego: see the seals and sea lions! We headed out to La Jolla Cove after walking on the beach for a while. If you’re an animal lover, go ahead and check these wild animals as they lay out in the sun. This cove is also a spot that’s good for snorkeling as well as just swimming. I got to warn you though, these animals sure have a distinct scent! I won’t even try to describe it, you have to experience it for yourself, but don’t tell me you’ve not been warned. Haha! 😉
After this short detour, we grabbed some mango shakes for the road and headed out to the airport. Our trip might’ve been short, but it definitely won’t be the last time San Diego will be seeing us!
‘Till next post,
Dan & Rein