If you’re ever in California and feel like taking a break from the big city of Los Angeles, San Diego is only a few hours drive from LA.
It’s a smaller…more modern…very ‘suburban’ like city located on the coast of Southern California so the Pacific Ocean is pretty closeby for all those water lovers.
Their downtown area is alot smaller than alot of other major cities, with alot of their suburban areas associated with the United States Navy – military families/communities/retired military etc. In my eyes, San Diego is very similiar to my hometown of Brisbane, Australia – a city that’s a little more laidback and slower-paced compared to other cities. However, San Diego has a heavy Spanish influence! If you ever make it to San Diego, there’s a nice little spot in the same area as the San Diego Zoo named “Balboa”. It’s a little urban cultural park where the Spanish influence is very evident in the buildings alone – a great little area to stroll around, relax or take pictures.
If you’re ever in this lovely, charming little city…stop by the Port of San Diego and eat some seafood by the water, or just stop into an “In-&-Out Burger” joint (this is a California thing), their burgers and fries are great!
Photographs: by me