Cultural Days in San Diego

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.

chick fil-a

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.

chick fil-a

We joined forces for a pre-wedding event at Petco Park to watch the Padres baseball game.         petco park padres san diego

The stadium is gigantic, packed with cheering fans dressed in all sorts of outfits, great food outlets, bars and of course non-stop sunshine.

petco park padres san diego

Perched in the upper level we cheered the Padres on as we sat behind the home plate with a decent view of the players.

petco park padres san diego

petco park padres san diego

petco park padres san diego

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.

petco park padres san diego

petco park padres san diego

In the evening we passed the marina where the sun began setting over the sailboats.

san diego marina

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.

phils bbq san diego

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.

phils bbq san diego

The staff provided us with special badges, as it was our first visit and we sat patiently waiting for our BBQ goods to arrive.

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Lauren chose a rack of ribs and I went for the pulled pork bun…

phils bbq san diego

Have you ever seen anything quite like it?

phils bbq san diego

It was heavenly, but meant I couldn’t move an inch afterwards. First world problems right there.

phils bbq san diego

The next day we woke ready to explore, and visited Seaport Village, which is a recreation of a historic harbour.

seaport village san diego

There are lots of quaint stores to explore against the waterfront.

seaport village san diego tile shop

I wondered into the Tile Shop, attracted to the decorative brightly coloured tiles.

seaport village san diego tile shop

seaport village san diego tile shop

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.

seaport village san diego tile shop

seaport village san diego tile shop

seaport village san diego

seaport village san diego

I strolled into a pirate themed shop that could easily cater for a nautical themed property if that’s your cup of tea.

seaport village san diego

seaport village san diego

seaport village san diego

seaport village san diego the mugger

I found The Mugger Shop pretty amusing, rows upon rows of every type of mug you could physically imagine.

seaport village san diego the mugger

seaport village san diego the mugger

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.

seaport village san diego

seaport village san diego

seaport village san diego

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.

old town san diego

Lunch consisted of an authentic Mexican cuisine at Café Coyote.

old town san diego cafe coyote

You enter through a colourful outdoor courtyard and splashing fountains framed with Spanish architecture.

old town san diego cafe coyote

old town san diego cafe coyote

old town san diego cafe coyote

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.

old town san diego cafe coyote

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 san diego

Old Town has tones of sights to explore and incredible little shopping spots.

old town san diego

I fell in love with the colourful trinkets and Day of the Dead souvenirs.

old town san diego

old town san diego

As you can see some of the pieces were weird but wonderful.

old town san diego

old town san diego

old town san diego

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.

bahia beach party mission beach

Located on the sand we watched performers, whilst we sipped on cocktails.

bahia beach party mission beach

bahia beach party mission beach

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.

bahia beach party mission beach

bahia beach party mission beach

bahia beach party mission beach

bahia beach party mission beach

bahia beach party mission beach

The setting was magical, the sky glowed and I happily snapped away soaking in a fantastic evening with friends and family.

bahia beach party mission beach

bahia beach party mission beach

bahia beach party mission beach

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.

bahia beach party mission beach

bahia beach party mission beach

bahia beach party mission beach

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