Ahoy, friends! I had the opportunity to visit San Diego and Coronado Island last weekend. It was only a few days but I tried my best to make the most out of my time there. I always forget how close San Diego is and have no idea why I don’t visit more often! The drive was only about 2.5 hours – so easy!
I may have said this before but California is such an interesting state. While I don’t think it’s necessary to split California in two states like some people do, I see why. In my mind, there’s Northern California (San Francisco, Oakland, etc), Mid California (Los Angeles, Anaheim, etc) and Southern California (San Diego). All 3 areas offer such different cultures! I love it.
Hotel del Coronado – Classic. Historical. Beautiful. It’s a National Historical Landmark and the second largest building made out of wood (thanks, Wikipedia!). You don’t have to stay at the hotel to explore it so I highly recommend a visit when in San Diego. My favorite thing to do is walking through the hotel out to the beach. The beach has the softest sand and a crazy amount of shells! So many people were picking up shells, children and adults alike.
MooTime Creamery – You can’t miss this ice cream shop as you drive through the island. The life-size cow and Elvis will catch anyone’s eye! Their diner-vibe ice creamery serves delicious treats. My favorite is this waffle ice cream sandwich with sprinkles. I got the Birthday Cake ice cream sandwiched and was basically in heaven. Yum!
If you’re grabbing donuts from Donut Bar, order online the day before to skip the incredibly long line!