It was Monday and I was wiped. I flopped onto my hotel bed, exhausted. I was in San Diego for a conference that had me walking back and forth across the length of the convention center from one grand ballroom to the next. It was jam-packed with science but I was determined to escape and see a bit of San Diego, so I “rested my eyes” for 15 minutes and crossed the street from the convention center to the Gaslamp District of San Diego. A neat little district in downtown San Diego [a little too touristy for my taste]. From there I hailed an uber to whisk me away to the famous Balboa Park.
I had no plans, only that I wanted to explore and I heard there were trails at the park.
Tucked away in the middle of the park is a hidden gem – the Japanese Garden. The space boasts a collection of bonsai, cherry trees, and koi fish. Meandering paths lead you along, with stepping stones and waterfalls throughout. It’s a beautiful place. If you are in San Diego with an extra $8 in your pocket it’s worth every cent.
Other places I ventured that I recommend? I thought you would never ask —
For good eats –
- The Blind Burro – their quesadilla is GIANT so come hungry or be willing to share. The jalepeño margarita is pretty good too.
- BeShock – Two words. Ramen and Saki.
Short trip, short list.
Saki, saki, saki
Bomb, bomb, bomb.