We spent a few days over the 4th of July holiday in San Diego. It was such a blessing to be by the ocean as well as on the ocean! What a wonderful reprieve from the heat of Arizona! It’s hot in Arizona and by the time July hits I definitely was ready for a break! San Diego is the perfect get away, it’s only a 6-hour drive and boom there’s the ocean!
We rented an Airbnb for the first 3 nights in San Diego on Pacific Beach. It was right in the heart of restaurants and bars. We had an easy walk across the street to the grocery store which was awesome since we prepared a lot of our food in the apartment. We had partial ocean views from the balcony. The ocean was only 25 steps around the back of the building! So beautiful and we could hear the waves with the windows open.
The sunset was missed on our first night but went down to see the ocean anyway. My husband was sad to have missed the sun going into the water. I quickly cheered him up! We are huge hockey fans and I turned around and right behind us was the Stanley Cup!!! He was facing the ocean and didn’t see it. I told him his night was about to improve drastically… he turned around and The Cup was right beside us.
A player from the Pittsburgh Penguins was from San Diego and was celebrating the win by bringing her to his home town. It was pretty cool to witness!
We went out to eat at Fat Fish Cantina Grill. Nima travels with us to keep me safe when I travel.
I was so full after the chips and salsa and Ahi that I wasn’t super sad that the fajitas didn’t pass. Our server kept trying to get Nima to smile with the fajitas but it didn’t work out. I love when servers get excited to see if Nima gives smiles or not. It makes eating out with an allergy much better.
We went down to Mission Beach for dinner with friends the next night at Cannonball. They did not have a specific gluten free menu but did a great job accommodating my needs.
This restaurant had beautiful ocean views and cool fire pits to keep warm. We sat upstairs and loved it.
Back to Pacific Beach-
We had dinner out on Pacific beach on our last night at the apartment. We went to Tower 23. They did not have a specific gluten free menu but they can make accommodations. We had an ocean view and really enjoyed our time with our family.
When we travel or eat out, my youngest daughter and I share food since we both have gluten issues. It makes it fun to try more items and that way we can test for both of us.
The next day we moved onto the boat! This part of our vacation was definately an excitement! At Westcoast Multihulls, you can do a boatel- a boat hotel 🙂 We stayed on the boat for 3 days and chartered a captain for one day to sail. It was so amazing!
For those who don’t know, my husband and I are working towards sailing off into the sunset someday. We are taking our ASA sailing classes and hope to practice sailing over the next few years until the magical day comes when we get to go for longer periods of time. Our family cooked, slept and hung out on the boat. We were blessed to sit on the top and see the fireworks all around us! So Amazing!
We had a great time on the boat and can’t wait to go back again soon! I feel like Moana, from Disney, the ocean calls me……..
We went out to eat at C Level/ Island Prime on our last night in San Diego. This place was awesome! When we got out to eat I expect 2/3 dishes we Nima test to come back with gluten found. This place came back 100% Nima approved! We will be eating here every time we go to San Diego! It was delicious and safe!
San Diego is a wonderful place to visit year round. We, being from AZ love to escape the heat and go in the summer. I am looking forward to going back again the end of August with my hubby. We made some fun family memories there this summer and as we move our oldest daughter off to college in a few days, I will miss trips like this.