With villa rentals accommodating up to a group of 4 adults or 4 adults and 2 children, these resort residences were built to fully equip you with all your needs for a stay. Better than an Air B&B, as you don’t have to clean or cook if you don’t please, since room service is a call away and the Seasons restaurant is located on-site. With a gym and spa located on the property as well, in addition to a beautiful heated pool and kids pool, golf-course, and plenty of activities the concierge can easily arrange for you, there is no doubt that there is plenty to do for everyone.Read More
The last family trip I had was during my teenage years and I think it was one of those tours from LA to Yosemite, on a bus filled with other families. I didn’t have the best time and I never wanted to go on another trip after that, however with my nephew turning 1, I knew I had to celebrate in a big way. Our family dynamics have shifted after his arrival and we are much closer now than in the last decade, so it was the perfect opportunity to go to one of my favorite cities for the weekend, San Diego. Luckily, I was able to partner up with Monarch Luxury Villas to ensure this family trip would be a success —and it was!Read More
Gaslamp is often known for party central, but did you know it is also home to one of the cutest and most delicious cafes in town? Café 21 is located right across from one of my favorite bars, Tipsy Crow, and features live music and a fun happy hour menu. However, we visited on a Saturday morning in search of brunch and are now marking this as a must-visit every time we’re in town.Read More
Located in Little Italy, Herb & Wood is not your average restaurant. This upscale locale services wood-fired dishes, old-school cocktails, and has its own café & chef’s market right next door called Herb & Eatery.Read More
San Diego has always been my second home and with each visit, the notion of moving there (in the future) gets stronger. With this last visit, however, I may just rethink getting a house and figure out how I can just live at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.Read More
I will have to admit that Solamar needs some interior updating within the rooms, however the lobby area is beautiful and the staff is quite welcoming.Read More
Hidden behind the big wooden door is the entrance to Hotel Palomar in downtown San Diego. While it is within walking distance to a few favorited spots of the locals, it can be a bit deceiving to locate as it's wedged in the middle of the block. Make sure to look for the wooden door and the friendly valet guys in front so you don't miss it. (Note: valet is a 3rd party service and has a texting option to retrieve your car).Read More
The Pendry in San Diego is located right in the middle of Downtown. The perfect location as there's so much to do, even within the hotel itself.
The gorgeous design of The Pendry will take your breathe away. From the moment you walk into the lobby to the time you step into your room, there are so many photogenic corners inside this boutique hotel.
We stayed in a Deluxe Room that had a great city view with large windows and overlooked the pool. Needless to say, the room was just the right size and I loved how spacious the shower was. Aside from the comfortable king size bed, my second favorite part about the room is the beautiful marble sink in the bathroom. Talk about bathroom goals.Read More