Girls Weekend in San Diego

A few of my girlfriends from college and I try to get together every year as a little reunion. We’ve seen a lot of each other since graduation for bachelorette parties or weddings, but it’s nice to get together and relax. Enjoy each other’s time 100%. Not be focused on a wedding or other things.

This year’s location: San Diego. We decided on San Diego because the weather is perfect in October (and probably year-round), a few people in the group hadn’t been there before, and the flights weren’t too pricey.

If you know me, you know I love an itinerary, so I put together a “flex schedge” as my in-laws call it and enjoyed that part almost as much as the trip itself.

We stayed at the Andaz hotel in the Gaslamp district. It’s a gorgeous hotel with a rooftop restaurant, rooftop pool and teeny rooms (we got reeeeal close). It’s a fantastic location that’s walking distance to most of the bars and restaurants we visited during our four-day trip.

Some of our favorite activities:

La Jolla Wine & Art Festival

La Jolla is the cutest beach town outside of San Diego. There’s lots of shopping, restaurants, kayaking, and my favorite…. people/sea lion watching. We went for the day and brunched, attended the art festival and relaxed near the beach.

Wearing: jumpsuit ( similar ),  sunglasses

Wearing: jumpsuit (similar), sunglasses


OMNIA Nightclub

Well it’s safe to say this wasn’t on the itinerary. We made some friends who invited us to a Lil’ Jon concert and we decided to join. It was amazing, hilarious and a total throwback to the early 2000s.

Spa at Hotel Del Coronado

Coronado Island is another fantastic day trip. When Garner and I visited San Diego last year, we rode bikes to the ferry and took the ferry over to the island. This time, we took a quick Lyft over to the island. Coronado is full of beautiful homes, gorgeous beaches and the spectacular Hotel Del. We spent the day at the hotel’s spa, lounging by the pool and enjoying the hotel’s amenities. Highly recommend going if you’re in town!


Favorite restaurants/bars:


Great salads, weekend brunch, amazing mimosa variety and beautiful decor.

Cafe Sevilla

Delicious Spanish tapas and sangria. I also believe it turns into a nightclub or show in the late evenings.

Donut Bar

The most amazing donuts you’ll ever eat.


Rustic Root

Garner and I ate here twice the last time we were in San Diego. It’s that good. And they have a rooftop bar with incredible views and even better drinks. This is my favorite restaurant/bar we went to the entire four days.

Duke’s in La Jolla

Reserve a spot on the terrace for gorgeous ocean views while eating a yummy brunch.

Water Grill

Some of the best seafood I’ve ever had. This was a fantastic place for a “last supper.”

It was one of the most fun and relaxing weekends I’ve had in a while! Plus great friends always make a trip wonderful. Now… where should we go next year?!