Biking through Coastal San Diego

San Diego Coastal Bike Ride - Bird RockThroughout the years, we explored many of San Diego's beaches by car. This time we decided to go on a 4-hour bike ride along this beautiful coastline.

My wife and I were very ambitious! We wanted to start from the city of San Diego and pedal all the way to Carlsbad. It was a great plan, but it hit the rocky road real quick.

We started our trek from the Point Loma Heights neighborhood, where we rented our electric bikes from Top Jolt Bicycle shop.

San Diego Zoo

Red Panda - Flickr - by ray_exploresSan Diego Zoo provides the ultimate experience in open-air animal exhibits and interactions.

The world-famous Zoo takes up around 100 acres of land at Balboa Park with 18 distinct areas an extensive collection of habitats. You will need to come back often to experience it all.

San Diego Botanic Gardens

San Diego Botanic GardensThe Botanic Gardens north of the city of San Diego is a great place for the whole family to spend a few hours walking among plants from around the world – and learning about the different environments and the species that inhabit them. 

The gardens cover 37-acres and have more than 5000 species of plants in 31 distinct areas.

California

Yosemite National Park - The Mist Trail - Vernal FallsCalifornia is the most populous state in the USA with close to 40 million residents, but outside of major urban areas, you can find large areas of pristine nature and lots of adventure to be had.

My home state is also a magnet attracting new residents and millions of visitors every year. The mild climate year-round, long sandy beaches, and snow-covered mountains make it an ideal place to live and work (mostly).

The one thing that repels some people away from California is the traffic. It is unbearable in the major metropolitan areas. So, if you plan to live here, stay away from city centers and work close to home.

San Diego Dining

San Diego - Full Moon SushiOver the years I frequented many restaurants around the city of San Diego and SD county in general. Here is a compilation of my favorite eateries:

Full Moon

A great place for Sushi lovers with unique Rolls, Sushi and Sashimi along with a full hot-dish menu and bar.

I tried the Full Moon and New Moon rolls. Both were very tasty and filling. I also enjoyed a flight of Sake with a good variety of flavor and texture.

Maritime Museum

San Diego Maritime Museum - Star of IndiaThe San Diego Maritime Museum hosts a collection of 11 vessels with the main building being a converted ferryboat. Some of those ships are active and provide short cruises for visitors.

La Jolla

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La Jolla is a little town on the outskirts of San Diego with nice sandy beaches, coastal cliffs, hotels, golf courses, a state park and the famous University of California, San Diego. It is also famous for the La Jolla Cove and Caverns. 

The nearby city of San Diego and the greater San Diego County are home to beautiful beaches, popular attractions, hiking trails and many more adventures.  Read the full San Diego review here.

Historic Trolley Tour

nullThe city of San Diego and the greater San Diego county are home to beautiful beaches, popular attractions, hiking trails and many more adventures.

Many people come to the city to enjoy SeaWorld’s exhibits and shows or the world famous San Diego Zoo, but there is much more to explore around town. 

You can spend days visiting the museums at Balboa Park, take a sunset dinner cruise in the harbor or climb aboard an Aircraft Carrier.