WHAT TO DO IN SAN DIEGO

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Okay, so we were sick and over the snow in Utah that we decided to take a weekend away and headed to San Diego with 75-degree weather! We booked our cute beach Airbnb and soaked up the sun. We had 3 days to enjoy what San Diego had to offer and it was perfect to do all that we wanted to do.

BEST BEACHES 

Being from Utah where there is no beach (and no the Great Salt Lake does not count), I love and appreciate my beach time! San Diego has a couple nice beaches to check out and to get your tan on, salt in your hair and relax to the sound of the waves. Some of my favorite beaches from the San Diego area include:

  • Mission Beach
  • Pacific Beach
  • La Jolla Cove
  • Coronado Beach

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The photo below I took in the best location to capture the San Diego skyline. Most locals are the only ones that know of this location, but I will share it with you! It is Bayview Park you can find the directions here. But, shhh I didn’t tell you!

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SAN DIEGO ZOO

The San Diego Zoo is one of the most popular ones in the states and it did not disappoint. We spent a whole day at the zoo because it is huge and you have so many things to see! We were lucky enough to have most of the animals be awake and active. You can easily purchase tickets that same day at their box office or online.

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BELMONT PARK

This little amusement park is located by Mission Beach and has free admissions! You can walk around and grab a Dole Whip (that’s what we did), or ride couple rides and play in their arcade. It’s a great place to take your family after a day at the beach!

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SAN DIEGO EATS

Great food is always on the list when traveling and San Diego’s foodie scene is delicious, so here is a couple of my favorite places:

  • Olive Cafe
  • Breakfast Republic
  • Dirty Birds
  • Common Theory Public House
  • Sicilia Bella
  • Baked Bear (ice cream sandwiches)

Best Transportation Method 

Bird is a recent company that provides easy and fast transportation with dockless bikes and scooters. I am not a bike person so this scooter saved me from many dreadful bike rides! This is a great transportation method for the boardwalk or close by destinations you don’t necessarily want to get an Uber or walk to. I LOVED my scooter and definitely recommend it!

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San Diego was the perfect destination and we will be coming back in the future! What are your favorite things to do? Any ice cream location I must check out? Tell me more!

5 Top Things To Do in Hong Kong

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5 Top Things To Do in Hong Kong

1.  Be stunned by the views of Victoria Peak

This is the highest lookout point of Hong Kong where you can see the whole city! From the harbor to endless city buildings you will be stunned by the view. The quickest and most scenic way to the top of the peak is taking The Peak Tram. The cost is 28 Hong Kong Dollars to buy there and the wait is long so arrive early to beat the crowds.

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2. Check out Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island

I would recommend at least half of a day here because you have to travel to this island by metro and tram or bus. We decided to hop on the metro to Lantau Island and do the tram to the top and on the way down we did the bus and back to the metro to Hong Kong. There are 268 steps leading up to the Great Buddha from the Poh Lin Monestary below and has wonderful views from the top!

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3. Shop at the Ladies Market

This market is not just for ladies everyone is welcome! With over 100 vendors you can find all your souvenirs here and make sure to bargain. The Ladies Market is located between Tung Choi Street and Boundary Street. There are also other markets within walking distance to check out like the Flower Market or The Goldfish Market.

4. Grab some lunch at One Sum

This is my favorite restaurant in Hong Kong! I can’t really tell you what I ordered because well I can’t even pronounce it or remember it, but everything we ate there was delicious. We had this recommend to by a friend who lived in Hong Kong and wasn’t very touristy. You literally point and smile to order your food!

5. Take the Star Ferry to watch Symphony of Lights

Every night at 8 p.m. the show begins and all the buildings near the harbor glow to the sound of music.  It’s the world largest light show and a must see if you’re in Hong Kong. There are different view points and you can’t go wrong, but arrive early to get a front row seat to the action (picture at the top).