We decided to book an Airbnb for the first time, rather than a hotel. We rented an apartment in the center of Little Italy. It was surrounded by wonderful food and a great atmosphere. Our favorite places we ate were Indigo Grill, Bluewater Seafood Market and Grill, and Petrini's. At Indigo Grill we would recommend the Salt and Pepper shrimp. At Bluewater Seafood we ate fish tacos and they were delicious. Petrini's had incredible Italian Wedding Soup. (we actually ate it twice during our stay)
We also visited the Maritime Museum. It was so much fun walking through all the old ships and submarines. We wanted to do the U.S.S Midway Museum but never got to it...it is on our list for the next trip to SD.
The day we spent at Coronado was probably one of our favorite days of the whole trip. The scenery is astounding. The atmosphere is calm. We walked a few miles to the beaches on the opposite side of the island that the ferry dropped us off at. The island is covered in flowers and beautiful homes which made the walk enjoyable. After the long walk, we found a shade spot (under a palm tree) and laid on the ground to enjoy the beautiful weather. It was the perfect.
The San Diego Zoo was everything we hoped it would be. There are so many animals and the enclosures are nice and large. We went in the middle of the week and got there a little before the zoo opened, which we would highly recommend! The normal 30-45 minute wait for the pandas was nonexitant when we got there.
My tips for the zoo: Take a few minutes when you get there to plan your route through the zoo. It is huge and without a plan there is no way we could have seen everything. Wear comfortable shoes because like I said, the zoo is huge. Pack snacks and lunch. We didn't know that you could do this, but we saw a bunch of people that did. Zoo food is so expensive...
We also enjoyed visiting La Jolla Cove and seeing the sea lions and otters. The beaches are absolutely beautiful!
I am so thankful to be married to my best friend and I am excited to start living life as husband and wife!