Visiting San Diego

If you’re a regular to my blog, you’ll know that one of my favourite things about my job is the opportunities I have to travel. Over the past year, I’ve visited places I could never have imagined, learning more about culture and mixing with locals, and I know how lucky I am for it. This week, I visited somewhere new – sunny San Diego, right at the south of California.

We started our business trip with a quick pitstop in San Francisco, fitting in meetings before heading to one of my favourite rooftop bars in the city. After a couple of jalapeno margaritas, we had to rush off to the airport, saying a say goodbye once again to the city.


Views from The View, San Francisco

Of course, you can’t visit San Francisco without a spot of crab! We grabbed a tasty crab roll before boarding the plane to San Diego.

A crab roll at Yankee Pier, San Francisco Airport

Getting crabby at Yankee Pier

Views of Los Angeles from the plane

Stunning views over LA


Having felt a little sleepy after a 4am wake up call, we felt in need of a cocktail, so headed to one of San Diego’s finest rooftop bars – The Nolen, where we spent the evening chatting away and enjoying the views across the city.


Cocktails with a view at The Nolen

We set off to our hotel in search of sleep, before a busy day ahead.

Then first, coffee. And possibly one of the largest coffees I’d ever had! The food was also amazing – I’d highly recommend the Crab Benedict.

A huge latte at Breakfast Republic, San Diego

Breakfast Republic doesn’t mess around when it comes to coffee!

Crab Cake Benedict at Breakfast Republic, San Diego

Starting the day as we meant to go on!

After our meetings, we were desperate to get out and explore the area as best we could before catching our flight back to Vancouver. Our clients recommended going to check out the beautiful neighbourhood of La Jolla, home to a handful of rich and famous – and after seeing the views, we soon realized why.


Views at La Jolla Cove


There’s nothing like palm trees and a view


Soaking up the views

After seeing the sun for the first time this year (Lucy’s based in London), we were both pretty happy to have the sun shining down on us and to see the incredible colours of the ocean.


Gorgeous views

La Jolla is well known for the seals that rest at the cove who are adorable and fun to watch, even if they do make it smell a little!

Seals at La Jolla Cove

Making new friends

Enjoying the views at La Jolla, San Diego

Seeing the sights

We spent some time meandering the avenue that takes you along the coast to the shore, all the while appreciating the hot sun and lovely Hispanic architecture.

The views at La Jolla, San Diego

Can’t get enough


A deeper shade of blue

Palm trees and architecture at La Jolla

Palms for days


‘Look after the earth, it’s not yours’

Seals at La Jolla Cove

A whole bunch of seals at the cove

Hispanic architecture at La Jolla

Admiring the architecture


Who wouldn’t want to stay at the pink hotel?

After having worked up quite the appetite after our meetings and wander along the seafront, we headed to a recommendation: George’s at the Cove. It’s pretty easy to see why it’s so popular with its stunning views across the ocean.

Fish tacos with a view at La Jolla, San Diego

When in California, you gotta have fish tacos


Happy with our choices!


A desk with a view

We munched our way through chips and salsa, fish tacos, and a couple of drinks whilst tapping away at our laptops. I must say, it’s certainly the best view I’ve had from my desk in a long time!


We couldn’t stop staring at the gorgeous view


Sun’s out, fun’s out


One last ray of sun

Very disappointed to be leaving, but very thankful for our brief stint in San Diego, we headed off to the airport. Of course, it wouldn’t be the US without our taxi driver asking if we’d seen the princes or queen riding about town. Ah America, I love you!

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