TRAVEL: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

  Cliffside at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Cliffside at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

 
 

 Beautiful friends
+
beautiful adventures
where the desert meets the sea...

With a tropical beach - desert terrain, epic cliffside views of the deep blue ocean, and nature expeditions with a myriad of plant life, San Diego is truly a dream.  SERIOUSLY I have never been to location this unexpectedly beautiful before.  In addition to the incredible sites and places we visited, the most meaningful part of this trip has been reconnecting with my closest friends.  We've grown independently in our respective lives these past few years, but we haven't grown apart.   This post documents our journey, and it highlights the best we saw in San Diego.  I cannot wait to go back again.

Locations Featured:

-  Ocean Beach  -  Annie’s Canyon Trail  -  Black’s Beach  -  Palomar Mountain  -
-  Torrey Pines Reserve  -  Point Loma  -

 
  Arriving at the San Diego International Airport! Photo :  @    grace_mae_h

Arriving at the San Diego International Airport! Photo : @grace_mae_h

 
 
  Hiking trails at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Hiking trails at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

  Day 1, Black's Beach

Day 1, Black's Beach

 
 
  Playing in the cold, Pacific Ocean waves. photo :  @hydroplaning_

Playing in the cold, Pacific Ocean waves. photo : @hydroplaning_

 
 
   @    hydroplaning_  cliffside at Black's Beach

@hydroplaning_ cliffside at Black's Beach

 
 
 
  Hiking trails at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Hiking trails at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

   Making our way down the steep, rugged trail from the top of the ~300 ft cliffs.  @hydroplaning_   &  @grace_mae_h

 Making our way down the steep, rugged trail from the top of the ~300 ft cliffs. @hydroplaning_  & @grace_mae_h

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  Photoshoot moment!

Photoshoot moment!

 
 
  Cliff Oasis

Cliff Oasis

 
 
  I went snorkeling for the first time in La Jolla Cove.  I was in awe of the fish and plant life in the cold water.  

I went snorkeling for the first time in La Jolla Cove.  I was in awe of the fish and plant life in the cold water.  

 
 
  So many Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove.

So many Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove.

 
 
 
  University Heights, a neighborhood we stayed in.

University Heights, a neighborhood we stayed in.

 
  One day I woke around 5am to take a walk.  The mornings in San Diego are very foggy.  The sun eventually burns off the cloud cover revealing a beautiful blue sky for the rest of the day.  

One day I woke around 5am to take a walk.  The mornings in San Diego are very foggy.  The sun eventually burns off the cloud cover revealing a beautiful blue sky for the rest of the day.  

  hey there !

hey there !

 
  San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden

 
  The path leading to our airbnb! 

The path leading to our airbnb! 

 
 
  Off to dinner in Hillcrest!

Off to dinner in Hillcrest!

 
 
  Eucalyptus Forest

Eucalyptus Forest

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  Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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  Sunset at Ocean Beach AKA Dog Beach.  Little did we know that we would be visited by all the cutest dogs in San Diego.  The must have smelled our pizza! Photo: @grace_mae_h

Sunset at Ocean Beach AKA Dog Beach.  Little did we know that we would be visited by all the cutest dogs in San Diego.  The must have smelled our pizza! Photo: @grace_mae_h

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   @    melodymilleker  with the cutest little visitor!

@melodymilleker with the cutest little visitor!

 
 
  I love yall!!

I love yall!!

 
 
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  Annie's Canyon Trail, Solana Beach

Annie's Canyon Trail, Solana Beach

 
 
 
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  On Palomar Mountain on the way to the observatory, we pulled off the highway onto a scenic overlook.  We laid on blankets and watch the meteor shower.   I don't remember the last time I laughed so much.  I will remember this night forever.

On Palomar Mountain on the way to the observatory, we pulled off the highway onto a scenic overlook.  We laid on blankets and watch the meteor shower.   I don't remember the last time I laughed so much.  I will remember this night forever.

 
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  A long exposure shot of the night sky on Palomar Mountain.  

A long exposure shot of the night sky on Palomar Mountain.  

 
 
 
  A staircase at Point Loma, a hilly peninsula with tide pools and the Old Point Loma lighthouse.

A staircase at Point Loma, a hilly peninsula with tide pools and the Old Point Loma lighthouse.

 
 
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  Point Loma at high tide.

Point Loma at high tide.

 
 
 <3 <3 <3 <3 

<3 <3 <3 <3 

 

There are big ships, and there are small ships, and the ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships, are friendships, And may they always be.

Thank you for the best time in San Diego.

Until next time, 

Alx

 

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