Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Our Quick 48 Hour Trip to San Diego

Nearly two weeks ago, we jetted off to San Diego for a quick weekend trip. The weekend was all about baseball, and has quickly become a fun, yearly tradition.   

Each year around Adam's birthday, we go see the San Francisco Giants (his favorite baseball team) play at different stadiums across the country. Previously we've been to Dodger Stadium in LA, and Wrigley Field in Chicago, and this year we decided to escape the Texas heat for some good ol' California sunshine again. And yes, the weather was perfect, of course! 

We got there Friday afternoon and decided to stretch our legs after the flight! We were staying downtown because of the proximity to the park, and also we wanted to maximize our 48 stay and avoid being stuck on the PCH for hours. We started out by roaming through the Gaslamp Quarter before making our way over to Little Italy. This cute neighborhood was bustling, and had countless restaurants, bars and shops. 

We started out the evening by having a 'progressive date,' where we'd stop at one place and have a bite/drink before heading to another location. I love this concept, especially when traveling. Instead of sitting down at one restaurant and having dinner, you get a chance to enjoy smaller samplings and see more places. Our first stop was Farmer's Table, followed by appetizers at the highly recommended Born & Raised, and then pizza and pasta at Barbusa

On Saturday we got up early and went to The Broken Yolk. After a quick 20 minute wait, we had a big breakfast before walking to Waterfront Park. From there we caught the ferry to Coronado Island. When we got there, we rented some beach cruisers and ventured out on the scenic tourist route. Well, after one (or more!!) wrong turns and terribly mis-marked paths, our small coastal bike ride turned into a 10 mile one!!! Once we got back on track, we rode along the water past the Hotel del Coronado, and continued along the esplanade until we finally got back to where we started! Always an adventure! After returning via the ferry to downtown, we roamed around a bit and grabbed a bite before heading to the baseball game at Petco Park that evening. 

Our seats at the park were absolutely amazing! I was really impressed by all the amenities that the stadium featured - they even had a Bark Park where you could bring your furry friend to watch the big game with you. Loved that! They also had a great selection of food and drinks that was more reminiscent of a Parisian cafe or farmers market, than your run of the mill hot dogs and peanuts. We had a great time cheering on our Giants! Not to mention, there were a ton of Giants fans there, which made it more fun. Also, the Padres fans were nice and welcoming, unlike our experience with Dodger fans! 

The next morning we got up early, had breakfast and enjoyed one last long walk along the water before heading to the airport! Truth be told I am not the biggest fan of baseball, and lord knows I am still trying to learn the rules, lingo etc. of the game, but I love getting to do something fun with Adam that he truly loves. Plus, it's been a fun way to "explore" different places. There are 30 stadiums in the US, and I'm looking forward to seeing what stadium we wind up in next!


  1. Fun read, Ashley! Glad you had a great weekend! Victoria Russell Koehler (from the India trip)



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