Monday, March 28, 2011

Vacation : LA & San Diego

I've traveled all over the west coast for work to places like Los Angeles, Waikiki, and Seattle.  But, I've never stayed a while to be a tourist and I've never brought Matt with me.  I had a great excuse this past weekend to finally stay a while and bring Matt with me.  My brother who recently moved to San Diego was in a performance of the Little Shop of Horrors and I didn't want to miss it.
Here is a recap of our trip in photos:
Thursday: we spent the morning hiking to the Hollywood sign.  There were amazing views of the city.
We continued our Thursday by visiting the job site in Malibu, having lunch on the Malibu Pier, checking out Madame Tussaud's and then saw our first hockey game at the Staples Center.
Friday: We drove down to San Diego from LA.  It's about a three hour trip.  We got to stop at Stone Brewing Co. on the way - what an incredible place, good food and good beer.  We had a chance to catch up with Bryan before his opening night and then saw Sam Tripoli at The Comedy Store in La Jolla.

Saturday & Sunday: We spent all day exploring the parts of San Diego we haven't visited before.
  • The Little Italy Saturday farmer's market
  • Old Town where we had the best margarita in San Diego (probably because it was only $5)
  • Visited Ballast Point Brewery and home brew shop
  • Saw Bryan's play which was phenomenal!  He played the dentist in the Little Shop of Horrors. 
  • Ate breakfast at The Mission (by far the best breakfast in all of San Diego)
  • Went to a craft brew and local food festival!
  • Walked the beach on Coronado and tasted the beers at the Coronado Brewery
  • Ended our vacation with a dinner in Little Italy.  I know this will cause arguments, but Little Italy in San Diego puts the North End in Boston to shame.
Most people relax on vacation - we like to go on adventures.  Now that I listed everything we did, I can't believe we fit it all in! 


  1. I can't believe you fit it all in during just one weekend! Sounded like you had a great trip!!

  2. That was a very nice visual journey, thank you. Looks like a great trip:)

  3. Thanks so much everyone for your kind comments! Creme - I can't believe we fit all that in as well! Someday I'll actually relax on a vacation :-)

  4. So much fun! This makes me feel like it is time for a trip to LA.

  5. I echo - so much fun! The food and drink!!!!!

  6. Sounds like you had a great trip. I'll be in San Diego in August and can not wait!

  7. SisterBatik! I travel for the food!
    Alessandra, have you ever been? you really should have a breakfast at The Mission - I'll add a link later to the post so you can find it!


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