Wanderlusting: Coronado Take Two

“I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, to just be happy.” ~ Nnedi Okorafor

Our Last Day!

There was still so much to see and do from Balboa Park to the San Diego Zoo, but both Sarah and I loved Coronado immensely and despite the temperamentalness of the San Diego weather the day before, she (he?) was back to her sunshine self and we decided to get our tan on and spend the last day at the beach.


But first!

Boozy Brunch!


Cafe 21

Brunch is a major event that spans not just Sunday but ALSO Saturday in New York City. It seemed that San Diego was just as bougey and boozy as the Concrete Jungle is, and we had a plethora of restaurants to pick from. One restaurant that kept coming up was Cafe 21. Like most of the restaurants in the Gaslamp District, was with-in walking distance from where we stayed.


Does San Diego have any shoddy restaurants?


Seriously, we did not have one bad meal while we were there and Cafe 21 was right ip there in the top tier of places we ate, especially for brunch. It was more upscale then Breakfast Republic, but still had the hipster vibe that seemed to be a ever a prevalent part of San Diego culture.


They had an outdoor patio, and because it was such a nice day, Sarah and I snagged one of the last tables.


Their cocktail menu was huge, but I settled on my go to: a Bloody Mary. It was delicious and was served with bacon. Sarah got a flight of mimosas, that were not just yummy, but so pretty to look at and of course photograph. For my entree, I ordered the egg and steak hash. It was delicious and filling.


Back To Coronado

Our bellies satisfied, we jumped into an Uber and headed back to Coronado. It was like night and day. The sun was shining, bright and warm, our skin soaking up all the vitamin D and savoring it before we headed back to the Jungle of Concrete.


We stopped back at Cafe Madrid to grab some caffeine to take with us to the beach and then staked out a spot. It was busy, but not overly crowded. Beach going always makes for great people watching, but it was relaxing to not have people right on top of us. Instead of hearing absurd gossip, we could actually hear the sound of waves and the bird rodents squawking.


Soaking Up Sun 

We laid out for several hours. I read a little bit and at one point ended up taking a nap. Later in the afternoon, we heard music. The Hotel Del Coronado is a wedding destination, and in the two days we had explored there, we had seen four weddings. It was a stunning place to tie the knot.


At first we thought the music was because of one of those weddings, but it turned out that Gary Sinise’s band was giving a concert. As we soaked up the sun, we were serenaded by song and it was amazing!



Every time we made our way to the beach, we walked past Sundae’s, an ice cream shop located with in the Hotel Del Coronado.


It was next to Spreckels and the smells combined were beckoning up to get some. Not to mention your girl can not resist ice cream.


It is such a cute ice cream shop, though due to its location it was on the pricier side as well as crowded. Thankfully the line moved though.


Despite those two cons, it was worth it. We ended up taking it back to the beach, having a sweet snack as we watched the sun set over the Pacific.


It was the perfect way to end what had been an amazing week. Though not going to lie it was a bit bittersweet.


Do you like ice cream? What is your favorite flavor? 

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20 thoughts on “Wanderlusting: Coronado Take Two

  1. Oh my goodness, those drinks look amazing! I’ve never had a Bloody Mary but have always wanted to try one… this might have just given me enough courage to try it. Also, that hat was made for you! So cute! 💕

  2. boozy brunches are my fave, I typically go for a mimosa, I wish I liked bloodies!! they always look so good, but I’m not huge on tomato juice lol. can’t go wrong with ice cream on the beach & I love all the beautiful beachy shots you got!!

    1. They are the best! I use to hate bloodies, and depending on where I am, I find they can be to tomato juicy and I am not a fan but if made right they are so yummy! I also always ask for extra spice in mine! 🙂
      No you can’t! Awe thank you sweets! <3

        1. You definitely should! But make sure you go to a restaurant that specializes in them and doesn’t just throw the V8 juice in with some vodka :p <3

  3. Ohhh my gosh!! The Bloody & the mimosa flight look freakin’ amazing!! Mm, I’d love a sip of every cup haha. The photo of the ice cream cup on top of the Coronoado Towel laying on the beach is PERFECTION!! I love ice cream though I shouldn’t hehe. My fave flavors are Cookies & Creme and Green Tea. 😀

    1. They were SO good! Haha right? Awe thank you sweets! it is one of my favorite pictures from the trip! Ice cream is life! It legit is my weakness. I could eat it all day every day! Especially int he summer! <3

  4. Ok holddd the phone- That bloody looks insane!!!! NEED NEED NEED! I feel like I may remember seeing that on a list when looking up brunch places- it sounds familiar. Next time, next time. And I’m obsessed with your outfit per usual.

    I loved the quietness of Coronado, it felt so exclusive! It was soo peaceful. How awesome you got the free concert too 😉

    Ice Cream and me meet up on the daily! I go through phases. I was in a massive mint chip phase, then double chocolate with brownie, now I’m in more of an ice cream sammy phase. Haha.

    Ahhh I don’t want these SD posts to end!!!

    1. It was SO yummy! They had other more elaborate ones too! That legit were like a meal! It is one of the top rated brunch places in San Diego, so you might have 🙂 Awe thanks sweets!
      Girl you described Coronado perfectly! I loved it! It was bechyw without being to touristy! It was SO cool!
      Hahah I LOVE that! You can never have to much ice cream! I don’t either! It was such a fun trip! <3

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