Hi. I am Marcos, a young 22-year-old guy from Kythnos Island, Greece. I am an avid traveler, having visited a lot of places in the last few years. I have set up this blog to write about the adventures I had while traveling to the West Coast in the United States. There is a lot to see and do on West Coast, also called the Pacific Coast, which covers the very long coastline spread over five states: California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. This particular blog is dedicated to my trip to San Diego, the 2nd largest city on the West Coast.
No matter how short your visit to San Diego, do not miss this beautiful place in the city. It is a village on the seaside that is worth a visit. You need to cross a bridge called Coronado Bridge to reach this neighborhood to witness mesmerizing coastal life. I was stunned by the beautiful views of the North and South Bay. I also enjoyed the pristine Hotel Del Coronado, which has a lovely ice cream store. I loved the scenic beaches as well as the ferry ride during this trip.
San Diego Zoo
No visit to San Diego is complete without a visit to the famous San Diego Zoo. I must say that I was impressed with how they have created a natural habitat for all the animals and birds inside the zoo. There are more than 3000 animals in this zoo, but I found the giant Pandas, gorillas, and the giraffes most exciting and captivating.
The famous San Diego Zoo is one of the many features housed inside Balboa Park. This is why it was easy for me to venture out of the zoo and see the museums, art galleries, the beautiful Japanese garden, the pond, and the planetarium inside this park. I have never been to Japan, and so I found the Japanese Friendship Park almost like a little Japan. Balboa Park is the cultural hub of the country. It is so vast that you are better off taking a bus tour to cover all the entertainment features inside this park.
I found this place in San Diego to be the most appealing to my senses because of its coves, cliffs, and crystal clear waters. In Spanish, La Jolla means The Jewel, and I felt the name very apt because of the scenic beauty and proximity to nature. You can walk around this beach community to reach Children’s Point, where you will be surprised to see many seals and sea lions lying on the sand. I loved the excellent seafood being served by the restaurants in La Jolla.
Downtown San Diego and East Village
If you are craving for some nightlife, downtown San Diego is the place to go as it has lots of restaurants and bars. East Village is less crowded and very hip, and I loved the party scene in this part of San Diego.
I will be back with another blog on my visit to more places on the West Coast.