10 Things to Do in San Diego this Weekend

10 Things to Do in San Diego This Weekend

Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2015

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I’ve gotten around to getting all mushy and sentimental about this move from San Diego to Toronto already, so I decided one good way to enjoy my beautiful city is to do 10 things that I love doing and know I’ll miss doing when I’m gone.  I’m sharing them with you so that you (if in or coming to San Diego) can share in my small joys too.

If you do happen to share in my love for these things to do in San Diego this weekend or whenever for that matter, I’d love see you share them on Instagram.  Follow me on Instagram @artinthefind to continue to see where I’m at with my San Diego bucket list.

My San Diego Bucket List | Things to Do in San Diego This Weekend and Beyond..

1 | Drink a Hazelnut Latte & eat a croissant at Extraordinary Desserts | I’ve never been a real fan of hazelnut.  But for some reason, this particular latte has & croissant combo has me in love with the coffee + pastry combo.

2 | Take the ferry to Coronado, rent bikes, and ride around the island |  From our place in Little Italy, we can walk to the ferry at the Embarcadero.  Ferries leave every 30 minutes and it’s a 15 minute ride across the (gorgeous) bay to Coronado.  From there, I love renting bikes for a few hours to zoom by all my future dream homes…

Things to Do in San Diego

3 | Walk through Balboa Park near sunset then have dinner at Cucina Urbana | When Cucina Urbana opened up a few years ago, I knew I found a great spot to sit at the bar, have a sangria, followed up by a great glass of wine & pizza.  They have a wine ‘store’ inside the restaurant, so you pay no mark up, only the corkage fee.  Reso highly recommended, unless you show up right at 5!

Things to do in San Diego

4 | Have a champagne cocktail & Oysters at Ironside | One of my all time favorites for eye candy, Ironside has a great champagne cocktail list and their $1 oysters for happy hour can’t be beat.

Things to do in San Diego

5 | Have brunch at Cafe Chloe | I cannot say enough about how darling this gem in downtown San Diego is.  They’ve been open for around 10 years and I think I’ve been dining there just about that long.  Order a glass of rose, their cheese plate, and the Croque Madame.

Cafe Chloe San Diego

6 | Sail on the San Diego bay | We are supremely lucky to have better weather in January than most.  So sailing on the bay is a lovely option.  For $80 a person, you can sail with Sail San Diego with up to 8 people (who can all be your friends!).  Snacks and drinks are included.

Sail San Diego

7 | Drink a michelada & eat tacos at Puesto, then shop at Seaside Paperie and try cheese at Venissimo (at the Headquarters) | If you’re looking for a great place to find lovely shops, great food, and yummy cheese, the Headquarters, which opened last year, is a great place to hang.

8 | Hit up the Little Italy farmers market early then head to Queenstown for the weekend brunch |  The Little Italy Farmer’s Market is another little gem in my book.  But you have to get there early because it gets really packed.  After a quick visit for some local produce, stopping at Queenstown is another favorite.  Order the Elvis. Peanut butter, bananas, and waffles..done and done.

Things to do in San Diego

9 | Coffee Hop to all my favorite coffee places in San Diego, like Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, influx, Cafe Madeleine, and Tartine, just to name a few. |  Breweries and coffee shops are stuff that dreams are made of and San Diego has a wide variety for every palate.  As far as coffee shops go, I love that in every neighborhood, there are favorites, and each has a story.

things to do in san diego coffee

10 | Order a Mona Lisa #12 Sandwich with pepperoncinis and fresh mozzarella, to go. | I mean, I can’t even begin to talk about Mona Lisa without starting to crave their sandwiches.  I have them saved in my phone, it’s that good.

Things to Do in San Diego


There you have it friends, my San Diego bucket list.  I’m sure many of you have favorites of your own, from your own cities, or even in San Diego.  I’d love to hear what your favorites are, no matter where you live!  What would be on your #afsdbucketlist?  xx, Conni   Want more food recommendations?  Read about Where I’m Eating in SD.  For more city guides check out the Best of What to do in Austin

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