SAN DIEGO

We took a quick day trip down to San Diego as it only takes around an hour from Fullerton so we couldn’t miss the opportunity. Everyone we know told us how much they love the place and it certainly lived up to it’s great reputation!

WHAT WE DID

Oceanside & The Seals

Enroute as you head to San Diego from the north stop off at the Oceanside area where you can get up close to the seals on the rocks. However, don’t get too close or you’ll find out the consequences from the seals themselves. 

Mission Beach

A great tourist area with some fun rides, shops and places to get food to relax with on the beach.


Balboa Park

A unique, beautiful area which magically makes you feel like you’re over in the Mediterranean instead. Take a walk or the free shuttle to explore all the separate areas and the Japanese gardens.

Old Town

 A must see stop for some dinner or lunch. It’s a small area but transports you to an old Mexican town. Explore the traditional shops for some Mexican souvenirs and then stop off at one of the restaurants for some true Mexican dishes. 


WHAT WE LIKED MOST

All of It!

All of the recommendations to go here were true – we have nothing bad to say about San Diego.

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

Nothing!

Tips & Tricks

If driving to San Diego from the north, get off the motorway and take the scenic coastal route. It may take longer but you get to see some beautiful ocean views and some lovely small surfer towns along the way.