The uncrowded Mission Beach was the perfect place for this unspoiled photo opportunity.
I have always felt "at home" here in San Diego. Although it has been almost three years since I packed up my apartment and moved back East, I still feel strong ties to this charming and livable Southern California city.
The Andaz Hotel provided chic accomodations in the heart of downtown.
Quaint new shops popped up everywhere, such as this darling candy store on 5th Avenue which had only been open for 3 months.
Breathtaking ocean views could be seen from the highway near the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Local residents embraced the lifestyle by enjoying the walking and biking trails within the park.
I have so many more trip highlights to share. The nightlife, how my boy and I celebrated our 8-year anniversary, and of course, VEGAS!