A must-see within San Diego. This is where Autumn and John had their engagement photos taken. The park is huge, and has lots of museums and beautiful architecture. Plus, it's right next to the San Diego Zoo!
One of the absolute BEST zoos in the world. It's massive and has animals you have likely never seen before. They also have a fantastic conservation program, and help protect animal habitats across the globe.
Historic beachfront hotel built in 1888 in the city of Coronado, just across the San Diego Bay from San Diego downtown. This iconic San Diego hotel has beautiful sandy beaches, multiple oceanside restaurants and bars, and nearby shopping in Downtown Coronado.
La Jolla Cove is a small, scenic cove surrounded by cliffs. The area is protected as part of a marine reserve and is popular with snorkelers, swimmers and scuba divers.
A Point Loma/San Diego staple -- serving up fish & chips, crab sandwiches, and tons of other fresh seafood for over 50 years.
Polynesian restaurant and bar in Shelter Islands within Point Loma. Bali Hai has been serving up world famous Mai Tais since 1954 (but be warned, they are not for the faint of heart)...
One of the BEST tiki bars in the world -- False Idol is adorably themed, transporting you to the South Pacific as you sip Mai Tais inside of a pirate-like cave. Beat the crowds by making a reservation in advance (via their website).
Voted as having one of the best fish tacos in the US. This is one of Autumn and John's regular haunts when they come to San Diego.
Located in Pacific Beach, The Grass Skirt is a speakeasy-style tiki bar with modern-takes on classic tropical cocktails. John recommends their Clarified Painkiller, while Autumn can usually be found sipping on a Boozin' Susan's World Famous Chi Chi. They also have yummy Polynesian-inspired appetizers and small dishes.
Carne. Asada. Fries. You will never be happy with any other version ever again...
Serving Counter Culture Coffee -- the BEST
You will have to WAIT -- but it will be well worth it. Brunch on crack.
Autumn went here for her 21st birthday. And several other places...
A cozy speakeasy-style bar in the heart of San Diego downtown. The cocktail menu is large, innovative, and organized by mood. Be sure to make reservations in advance!
Dare we say -- the BEST tacos in Southern California. They have incredible fish and shrimp tacos (along with more traditional Carne Asada and Pollo). They have multiple locations, but this one is centrally located in Downtown San Diego.
This is one of Autumn's clients! Give em some love, they're the best.
We had dinner here the night we chose Paradise Point for our wedding venue! Amazing steaks and cocktails, in an old-fashioned-yet-modern setting.
Amazing new rooftop bar in the heart of San Diego downtown. Think White Lotus Season 2 vibes, but with less murder and better appetizers.
We discovered this adorable bay-front club during a recent trip to San Diego. Surrounded by a scenic park, this place is great for coffee, quick bites, or cocktails (yes, they have all 3!)
Open late -- some of the BEST Mexican we've EVER had. Don't sleep on the California Burrito. Carne Asada is a MUST.