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Get a sneak peek by previewing a day in San Diego, from a Southern California road trip designed for a 30-something-year-old couple
This snapshot offers a taste of the personalized experiences awaiting you.

Sunset Cliffs San Diego California itinerary planning

01

Breakfast: Revolution Roasters (in Oceanside - before hitting the road and heading to San Diego)

  • Try either the morning bun or the homemade pop tarts

  • They also have a delicious selection of avocado toast

02

Morning Sightseeing: Explore Coronado Island 

  • Fun Facts:

    • Coronado Island is NOT actually an island

    • The first settlement by the Conquistadors on the Pacific Coast (of the present-day United States), was founded here

  • Scheduled Tour: Bike tour 9:30 am-11 am (meet in Centennial Park - details attached)

  • Other activities to consider:

    • Check out the famous, and gorgeous, Coronado Hotel built in 1988 (the movie 'Some Like It Hot,' with Marilyn Monroe was filmed here!)

    • Spend a few hours at the beach 

    • Grab a beer at Coronado Brewing Co. or ice cream at MooTime Creamery

    • Orange Ave. is the main drag - walk along and pop into shops, check out the art deco Village Theater (built in the 1930's)

    • Several scenic parks to visit: Bayview Park / Centennial Park (both have great views of San Diego skyline) / Tidelands Park

    • Opportunities for Paddleboarding and kayaking - if you'd like more info on this, let me know

    • Check out the Coronado Museum of History and Art - if you'd like tickets, let me know

* NOTE: Street parking is available all over, but fills up fast - as a second resort you can always park in a neighborhood and / or take the free tram  

03

Lunch: Oscars Mexican Food

  • Regularly touted as the best tacos in the city - try the Surf & Turf taco

04

Afternoon Sightseeing: Balboa Park

  • Fun Facts: ​​

    • Buildings were built for the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition​

    • San Diego was the smallest city at the time (40,000 citizens) to ever host a World's Fair

  • Museums, parks, gardens, fountains and beautiful Spanish architecture (make sure you climb up to the top of the California Tower for the views) 

  • Time needed: 2-4hrs (according to what you want to do and see)

* NOTE: Try parking at the Alacazar or Organ Pavillion parking lots

05

Sunset Cliffs (for Sunset views)

  • Natural cliffs overlooking the pacific ocean

  • Perfect spot for gorgeous views 

* NOTE: Arrive by 6:45 to have enough time to park and find a spot to watch

06

Dinner: Born and Raised

  • Amazing steak house set in an opulent, yet hip atmosphere with great cocktails

  • Try the Crudo or Steak Tartare as an app

  • Little Italy (where Born and Raised is located) is a trendy, lively and historic neighborhood, so make sure to walk around and explore after dinner: 

    • Make sure to stroll by the gorgeous Lady of the Rosary Church (built in the 1920's by Italian immigrants)

    • Check out the beautiful tiled fountain in the Piazza della Famiglia (lit up at night)

*NOTE: Parking is relatively easy in this neighborhood, but If you have trouble finding a spot on the street, there is a large parking lot between N Harbor Dr, W Hawthorn St, Pacific Hwy, and W Grape St.

07

Dessert or After Dinner Drinks: Salt and Straw / False Idol 

  • Both fantastic options within walking distance of dinne

  • Salt and Straw has rotating ice cream flavors and False Idol is a speakeasy styled tiki bar (try the DoctoBombay)

Balboa Park, San Diego California itinerary planning

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