The hotel we stayed at was in a great location. It was right by the water, as well as the popular Gaslamp Quarter. The first day we headed down to that area for dinner. We ate at Union, which had amazing shrimp and grits. This area is just full of restaurants and shops. We made our way down to Ghirardelli for some ice cream. It was set up as an old school ice cream shop, which was really neat. After walking off our ice cream, we headed back to the hotel to get rested before the start of the conference.
The next day we went to dinner at the cutest pizza place, Flour & Barley, close to our hotel. It was neatly decorated inside and the pizza was delicious. Because it was close to the water, we ended up walking along the water after dinner. There were so many ships and museums right on the water. Had time allowed, I would have loved to check some of those places out.
I was worn out by the next day and just hung out in my room that evening. There is a two hour time difference between San Diego and St. Louis, so it was a bit of an adjustment. However, I made up for that the next day. We only had half a day of the conference, so we made our way to Balboa Park. It is such a neat area. Full of museums, gardens, and the San Diego Zoo! Lunch was at a fun outdoor restaurant, in conjunction with the art museum. I definitely could see spending the day there with a meat and cheese plate and some yummy cocktails. After some downtime at the hotel, we headed to a little shopping area, Seaport Village, that was full of fun touristy places and restaurants. I ended the evening with some yummy ice cream...I feel like I never go out and get "real" ice cream, I usually just stick with fast food shakes or a McFlurry, so getting an ice cream cone was such a treat.
See you later, St. Louis!
Hello San Diego!
Flour & Barley
Seaport Village purchase
San Diego was such a neat city. I would definitely love to go back for vacation.
Linking up with Laura, Jenn, and Mackensey.