San Diego 2013


Our summer has been full of road trips!  Our first one was to San Diego, California at the end of July.  We have to go every year as tradition and this year was OIivia’s first time of many trips to come!

When we got there the first night, our first reaction was to go to Mission Beach and touch the water!  We were lucky to stay at The Beach Cottages at Mission Beach.  I highly recommend them.  We just walked straight out to the boardwalk from our room…so awesome.  Thanks to my dad for hooking us up with reservations because you have to plan a long time in advance.


We went down to Old Town and ate at the Coyote Cafe and then did some browsing along the shops.  You find some very interesting things…


Olivia was so good about travelling around.  Thankfully she was going through a sleepy phase and slept a lot while we were down there.  I like to say the sea breeze is calming for babies… 🙂


We have always wanted to ride the roller coaster at Belmont Park in Mission Beach.  Believe it or not, it is awesome! It looks so small but it packs a punch!  We followed up with a Tilt O Whirl ride too.  We got soo sick, but it was worth it!


We went down to the Seaport Village and took some family pictures and ate some Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream.  It is pretty sweet to watch the boats move in and out of the docks.


We also rode our bikes up La Jolla Parkway (also known as the Scenic Route )over to Mount Soledad, where you get an awesome 360 view of the city.


My sister and her daughter came along for the trip as well as my dad and his wife.  It was really nice to have family along to help out, especially when I am not used to having a little baby on a trip like this!


Aunt Jen bought Olivia a San Diego hat….which she loved!


We took some time over at the Mission Beach park and played on the swings!


This is the view from our hotel room.  Sarah and I were walking over to 7 Eleven to get some slurpees.  Nothing says summertime like a slurpee!


Our ride back was great! Olivia slept most of the way and was a trooper.  We had to make a few pit stops to feed her and change her, but other than that we made it in good time!

It’s a great trip with a lot of FREE things to do when you are there!  I love that it is a family tradition!


3 thoughts on “San Diego 2013

  1. Hi there,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Mission Beach to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
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