A Solo Trip to San Diego

A Solo Trip to San Diego

December 30, 2019 0 By Juliet Elizabeth Petersen

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Merry Late Christmas and a Happy Almost New Year! This last week, for the holiday I decided to take a solo trip to San Diego, CA. And boy was it amazing!

It’s been years since I’ve been to San Diego and since it was the holiday, I decided to splurge and stay at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front.

Arriving in San Diego

San Diego was the second trip that I did state side. (You can read about my adventures in Las Vegas here and Hawaii here.) I was honestly surprised by how enjoyable it was. The traffic wasn’t as terrible as I thought it would be and the whole city had a chill vibe.

Here’s a video from my first night:

If you’re thinking about taking a solo adventure to San Diego, here are some things I learned that you might find useful.

  • Bring your own car. Having your own vehicle makes you less dependent on public modes of transportation. While that is an adventure in and of itself, having my own car on this trip gave me more freedom and flexibility in my schedule.
  • Get a Go San Diego Card. If you’re planning on staying more than a few days, this little beauty will save you lots of money and give you the opportunity to check out a bunch of sites including: Lego Land, San Diego Zoo, The Wild Life Park, Sea World, and many many more.
  • Keep an eye on hotel prices. I had no idea about this, but apparently hotel prices change daily. I wound up staying for an extra day and the price for that final night was double what I initially paid and I really, really wish I would have paid for that extra day beforehand 🙁
  • Bring a beach chair and a good book. There are quite a few wonderful beaches and I wish I would have thought to have brought a chair to enjoy my new book while I visited the Coronado Beach.
  • Check out Grapes and Hops Deli. This was a little sandwich place filled to the brim with alcohol. (I honestly don’t think I’ve seen so much liquor all in one place lol!) Anyways, the staff was really kind and gave me some great recommendations on other restaurants to check out.
Seriously, floor to ceiling 😂
  • Enjoy your stay! I had a marvelous time in San Diego. The city had a different feel than others that I’ve been to in the past and I really enjoyed that about it. I definitely hope to visit there again soon.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! Have you been to San Diego? What are some places you’d recommended checking out?

Some more pictures 😄