In case you haven’t read my blog recently, my sis-in-law was visiting from the East Coast last week and my husband and I toured her around SoCal vegan style. I especially loved the day we went to San Diego. It was warm and sunny and I got to show off how much weight I’ve lost since going plant-based (see photo above). Okay, so that’s not actually my body, but I really have lost weight (I haven’t gained any cleavage, however!).
Our first San Diego stop was the quaint island community of Coronado. We started with a tour of the historic Hotel del Coronado, where the Marlyn Monroe movie, Some Like it Hot was filmed. Then we walked on the beach. And I have to tell you, despite being a native Californian, and having seen lots of beautiful coastline, this beach still takes my breath away. There’s a reason why it was voted the #1 beach in the US by leading beach expert, Dr. Beach – it’s pristine and beautiful.
After our beach walk, it was time for lunch. There are no vegan restaurants on Coronado, so we ate at Miguel’s Cocina. You can always eat vegan at a Mexican restaurant. If you want to learn how, click HERE.
We loved the ambiance at Miguel’s. With palm trees growing inside the restaurant walls, bamboo accents and the tropical outdoor patio it was like eating at Puerto Vallarta resort. The food was good too. My husband and I ordered the vegetable fajitas and Jeanne ordered a veggie quesadilla (yea, she was a cheating vegan that day).
After lunch, we poked into various shops and galleries on Orange Avenue, Coronado’s main street. Whenever Jeanne wandered into a touristy shop, Paul and I goofed around taking silly photos of each other (like the one of me in the bikini).
After strolling Orange Ave. we drove to downtown San Diego and spent the afternoon in Balboa Park.
We ended our San Diego day with dinner at Casa de Luz, a wonderful vegan restaurant in North Park. This post is getting long, so look forward to more about the restaurant tomorrow.
If you’ve ever been to San Diego, I’d love to hear about it. Where did you go, what did you eat? Have you ever been to a great vegan-friendly restaurant in San Diego? Let me know – I’d love to check it out!