By: Hannah & Rob
Mission Beach, San Diego
We’re lucky enough to be spending two whole months in Mission Beach, San Diego right now. After visiting for the first time about two years ago, we knew instantly that this little beach town was somewhere that we needed to return to one day for an extended period of time – and now, here we are. Almost two weeks have flown by, so we are nearly a quarter of the way through our stay already – how did that happen!?
We’ve loved exploring the beaches, bays, cliffs, downtown and surrounding areas so far, and the weather has been amazing. It’s chilly for Californians but coming from England where it’s currently snowing and there are gale force winds blowing, this inclemently warm California winter weather is more than we could have hoped for.
We’ve eaten many fish tacos, explored Sunset Cliffs, eaten in Little Italy, shopped in Seaport Village, walked the Gaslamp District, clocked up the miles on our beach bikes cycling up and down the boardwalk, kayaked and paddle boarded our way around the bays, caught a ice hockey game and a college basketball game, hiked the highest peak in San Diego – Cowles Mountain – and drunk a fair few happy hour Margaritas. Next on our list for week three is a kayak tour of La Jolla caves, a hike in Torrey Pines and a quick trip to Vegas!
As well as all these things, we’re both completing some volunteering work for a range of cultural and environmental organizations a couple of mornings a week. This has been great, as we’re getting to see parts of the city we might not have visited otherwise, meeting some lovely people and giving a little back to the city we love so much.
I wanted to share a few of our photos that sum up the first couple of weeks of our dream trip to really show just how cool this place is. With it being just a couple of hours drive from LA, it’s a great escape from the hustle and bustle, even for a day or so. Right now, we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.