san diego explorin’: food edition

San Diego food blog

san diego is by far one of my favorite cities. the weather is gorgeous 24/7 (65 degrees in december is the norm), the people are down to earth, and the food is great. i first visited the city with a few close friends last march and loved it so much that i revisited with joe in december. if you’re in LA, i’d suggest making time to stop in san diego since it is an inexpensive two-hour bus ride away.

first things first – food… 

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what to do & eat in LA

back in december, joe and i took a trip out to the west to escape the bitter cold in maryland. we visited LA a couple of years back, but spent so little time here we thought it’d be worth stopping by again!

ps. excuse my 5-month delay on posting this.

things to do

lay out on one of the many beaches. venice beach is great for people-watching and is one of the more well-known beaches in LA. i’ve also heard great things about hermosa beach, a little quieter, but beautiful nonetheless. stop by for a sunset – the views are hard to beat!



take a hike at runyon canyon park. unlike us, dress properly (aka do not wear jeans like the tourists we are) because this hike isn’t easy and the sun gets quite hot! it’s all uphill going to the top, but it’s totally worth it for the awesome views. there are 3 ways to enter runyon canyon so perhaps we took the hardest way. the park is also dog friendly so bring fido along for a good workout!




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alcatraz, painted ladies, & city eats

6 days in san francisco sure flew by fast. this was our last full day in the city and we were ready to make the very most of it!

IMG_7463IMG_7466 HRD coffee shop is not your typical coffee shop. when we walked up here, i was expecting it to be a cute little cafe, but was pleasantly surprised when joe told me we would be getting korean food (YES.) the spicy pork kimchee burrito was great. we were also tempted to try one of the cheesesteaks – honestly, everything on the menu sounded good.

we had some time to spare before going to alcatraz, so we stopped by R & G lounge for some cantonese food. i believe they’re best known for their salt & pepper dungeness crab, which smelled amazing.

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