The beginning of most days on this trip have started with food, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. We took a spin to the ‘best chicken spot in town’ Chick Fil-A.
There’s a drive through service, but we thought we’d sit back and enjoy our mega burgers inside where we could exploit the special sauce. Plus the staff are the friendliest sweetest people I’ve come across, another excuse to return.
I opted for a chicken deluxe sandwich and pile of waffle potato fries. It might look like you’re average chicken burger but it’s ridiculously delicious, with an addictive quality that makes you have to go back for more and more.
We joined forces for a pre-wedding event at Petco Park to watch the Padres baseball game.
The stadium is gigantic, packed with cheering fans dressed in all sorts of outfits, great food outlets, bars and of course non-stop sunshine.
Perched in the upper level we cheered the Padres on as we sat behind the home plate with a decent view of the players.
The atmosphere was buzzing with fans chanting away, us new fans made sure to join in the excitement. It was seriously boiling; we managed to catch some tan time whilst sipping away on beers.
In the evening we passed the marina where the sun began setting over the sailboats.
The sky turned a beautiful shade of pink as we headed off for our next feasting. Mad’s knows the best food spots being a foodie herself and recommended we checked out Phil’s BBQ.
There was a pretty huge queue wrapped around the entire building but I was distracted by the pretty sky that I didn’t mind waiting.
The staff provided us with special badges, as it was our first visit and we sat patiently waiting for our BBQ goods to arrive.
Lauren chose a rack of ribs and I went for the pulled pork bun…
Have you ever seen anything quite like it?
It was heavenly, but meant I couldn’t move an inch afterwards. First world problems right there.
The next day we woke ready to explore, and visited Seaport Village, which is a recreation of a historic harbour.
There are lots of quaint stores to explore against the waterfront.
I wondered into the Tile Shop, attracted to the decorative brightly coloured tiles.
So many stunning Mexican ceramic and terracotta tiles to choose from, I’d love to incorporate in a fun kitchen, or create a multi-coloured floor.
I strolled into a pirate themed shop that could easily cater for a nautical themed property if that’s your cup of tea.
I found The Mugger Shop pretty amusing, rows upon rows of every type of mug you could physically imagine.
Lastly but not least we passed the Holiday Store packed with all things Christmas for those eager beavers that think about Christmas all year round.
Next stop for the day we drove over to the Old Town which is a historic part of San Diego, and has been considered to be the birthplace of California.
Lunch consisted of an authentic Mexican cuisine at Café Coyote.
You enter through a colourful outdoor courtyard and splashing fountains framed with Spanish architecture.
We sat down and listened to Mariachi’s (form of Mexican folk music) and I admired the beautifully bold Mexican murals that surrounded the space.
There are over 100 tequilas to choose from and a menu booming with mouthwatering Mexican treats, an essential spot to visit if you’re in San Diego.
Old Town has tones of sights to explore and incredible little shopping spots.
I fell in love with the colourful trinkets and Day of the Dead souvenirs.
As you can see some of the pieces were weird but wonderful.
In the evening after freshening up, we all took part in another pre-wedding event we ascended to a Californian beach party at Mission Beach.
Located on the sand we watched performers, whilst we sipped on cocktails.
The food was unbelievable, tables laid with rows of carved grilled meats, steamed mussels, prawns and fresh mountains of salads that you could dig into all evening long.
The setting was magical, the sky glowed and I happily snapped away soaking in a fantastic evening with friends and family.
We danced in the sand watching hula-hoop performers shaking their hips until continuing the party at a local karaoke bar until the early hours.