Nestled above the Mexican border along the California coast, San Diego is home to rich culture, flavorful bites, and scenic, ocean-swept views. Known across the country for its beautiful beaches and casual vibes, the city also boasts an impressive culinary scene, beautiful parks, and awe-inspiring hiking destinations. If you’re looking to take advantage of all it has to offer, here’s where you can get started:
With its close proximity to Mexico, San Diego reaps the benefits of south of the border flavor. Mexican-inspired eateries abound throughout this vibrant city, which poses the difficult challenge of selecting the best. For residents of Casa Lago Eastlake in Chula Vista, the choice is easy. Located just a few miles north, Salud! serves up inspired offerings that pay homage to the cuisine of Northern Mexico. Treat yourself to the Milanesa tacos, a tantalizing combination of breaded and fried steak, refried beans, fresh queso, and pickled onions on a burned tortilla. If you prefer plant-based fare, then the veggie offering of soyrizo and potato, red bell peppers, onions, and avocado will satisfy your craving. To round out the experience, you mustn’t miss out on their marisco offerings. A serving of the ceviche featuring the bright flavors of citrus juices mixed in with fresh shrimp, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and avocado will leave you satisfied.
Located north of Chula Vista is Balboa Park. This scenic enclave of lush gardens, rich culture, and vibrant scenery entices locals and visitors alike with its myriad of sights and delights. The San Diego Botanical Garden calls the park home and offers a verdant sanctuary filled with exotic ferns, flowers, trees, succulents, and hovering canopies. A quick walk from the garden is the Starlight Bowl, a historic amphitheater commissioned by the Ford Motor Company for the 1935 California-Pacific Exposition. Throughout the season, orchestras, choirs, and even organists put on awe-inspiring performances. If you’re lucky, local musicians and groups host rehearsals at the bowl, offering a free show to those passing through.
Along with fantastic sights and bites, San Diego is home to endless things to do. First on the to-do list for many tourists is to check out the San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp District, and other buzzworthy highlights. After checking these top attractions off your list as a local, the next step is to discover a few destinations that are less conspicuous. To kick off a perfect day in San Diego, a sunrise hike at Torrey Pines will invigorate you for the hours ahead. Located on the coast, hikers descend down a sandstone canyon that offers sweeping ocean views. After building up a sweat, next on the agenda should be a dip in the ocean. Travel down the coast and treat yourself to an afternoon at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach. This pet-friendly haven is filled with satisfied pups and owners enjoying the rays and ocean breeze. Following a day of activity, the best way to cap off the perfect San Diego experience is to grab some friends, to-go burritos, and a blanket and grab a spot at Sunset Cliffs for a miraculous sunset.
Featured Property: Casa Lago Eastlake
Casa Lago Eastlake, located in Chula Vista, offers inspired amenities and sleek designs in sunny San Diego. This pet-friendly community serves up comfort and luxury as well as a quick commute to downtown San Diego and all it offers. Contact us today to schedule a tour and to learn more about life with Lincoln.