A Weekend in San Diego

Something I love about living in Los Angeles is the ability to drive a couple hours north or south and end up in a total vacation spot! Yes, LA is also a vacation spot, but I’m thinking more of a beachy location! My boyfriend had work in San Diego a couple weeks ago so I decided to head down with him for the weekend! Before I moved to California, my family and I would always visit SD, so now it’s just a super nostalgic place for me!

On our drive there, I was sitting in the passenger seat just googling all the coolest spots to visit in San Diego! We only had a few days and I wanted to make the most out of it, so I started to compile a list of things we NEEDED to do before driving back to LA! Our first stop, Balboa Park.

Weekend in San Diego Tara Michelle
Weekend in San Diego Tara Michelle

Wow, just WOW. I really didn’t have any expectations when we got there, but once we started walking around I was so so impressed! It was beautiful, with so many different areas to check out! There were fountains, flowers, and cool art installations!

Weekend in San Diego Tara Michelle

Look at this tiny little tree!! My 5’1 self really enjoyed being taller than it lol. We were at Balboa park for around an hour, just taking it all in and exploring everything! The rose garden was BEAUTIFUL, I almost felt like I was in a movie scene while walking through it! (is that weird?? maybe lol).

After we covered the entire park, the sun was starting to set and we knew we wanted to get to a beach for sunset!

Weekend in San Diego Tara Michelle

Thankfully we made it right on time and got to watch the sunset! For some reason, San Diego sunsets are just NEXT LEVEL stunning! Some of the nicest sunsets I’ve ever seen! Unfortunately though, it was so so so cold and we clearly weren’t dressed for any cold weather! So we had to head back to the car pretty quickly and head to another spot.

We went directly to Old Town, which wasn’t too far away! It was really cool there, but again, we were not dressed warm enough so we just decided to call it a night and head back to the hotel.

The next day we got up and were ready to go pretty early (when I say early, I mean 10am lol). Stopped at Chipotle for some lunch, and went directly to location #1 of the day!

Weekend in San Diego Tara Michelle
Weekend in San Diego Tara Michelle
Weekend in San Diego Tara Michelle

Scripps Memorial Pier, just a random pier on a random beach… but so cool. I saw pictures online and it reminded me of a pier I went to in Hawaii, and knowing my love of Hawaii, I had to go! We took some pictures for a while and then took a nice long walk down the beach! It was super nice getting to meet a subscriber and her boyfriend while we were there, they were great & told us to check out the La Jolla cove! So that led us to location #2!

SEA LIONS EVERYWHERE!! EVERYWHERE!! I couldn’t even count how many there were! They were all just chilling there, flopping around in the sun! Let me just tell you… the smell… horrendous. It was awful. But besides that, it was incredibly cool being able to walk right up next to them! After spending a ton of time looking at all of the sea lions, we decided our last stop of the day would be Downtown SD!

Truthfully there wasn’t all that much to do downtown. Mostly just some shopping and checking out some cool murals, which we gladly did!

Weekend in San Diego Tara Michelle

It was definitely a long day at that point and my boyfriend had work that night, so we went back to the hotel for some chill time.

On our last day there, I was in desperate need of a cute coffee shop to go to! So I went to instagram to figure out which one we were gonna go to! Communal coffee, SO cute!! They had a nice outdoor patio, which I’m a total sucker for. It was an instagram dream; succulents everywhere, avocado toast, everything basic that people love to hate… but I love to love!

Weekend in San Diego Tara Michelle
Weekend in San Diego Tara Michelle

I almost never buy food at these “trendy” coffee shops, mostly because I find them overpriced. But I was hungry and saw avocado toast on the menu, it had been a whileeee since I had some, so I went for it! It was GOOD, and I see why they charged $6 for it (which isn’t nearly as bad as some places in LA). Definitely worth it and it got me fueled for the long ride back home.

We did a few other things on our last day but I didn’t take any pictures, we wanted to just take it in and enjoy them for ourselves! It was such a short little trip but we really managed to fit in as much stuff as possible! We had so much fun and we have all of these fun pictures to remember it all! 🙂



  1. L.canan
    May 19, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Hii Tara!! Such an amazing blog! You are truly inspiring, and I am so happy for you and proud that you can put your creativity into something, it turned out so great. Those pictures are insanely beautiful. Your Vlogs are so uplifting and they make me smile every time. Usually watch it in the morning whilest doing my makeup, so I can start my day happy :D! I just wanted to thank you and tell you that your work is amazing!!! ILY

    • Tara
      May 20, 2017 / 12:26 am

      ahahah yes!! i love watching videos while i do my makeup too!! glad i can be apart of your routine heheh 🙂

  2. Yissel.a
    May 19, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Hi Tara!! You are just so amazing! Truly an inspiration to me and others. I watch all your vlogs and know I get to read you blog. Keep inspiring Tara. P.s you and Taylor, couple goals,????❤️

    • Tara
      May 20, 2017 / 12:26 am

      aw thanks heheh! i hope you enjoy reading my posts!! 🙂 thanks for commenting!!

  3. Chloe
    May 20, 2017 / 4:09 am

    Hey Tara! Been watching your videos since you moved to LA. So incredibly proud of you and now your blog, eek! <3 <3

  4. Catarina
    May 20, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Hello Tara! My name is Catarina and Im from Portugal, i have been following you for three years now and im so proud of you. I started watching your videos in my first year of high school, now im on my last and i feel like you are part of my daily routine cause i literally “grow up” watching you. Watching your vlogs always made my week or day better because you have such a beautiful soul and now here i am reading your thoughts. Congrats on this blog its really cool, im so proud of you keep going because your journey is really beautiful.
    i love you <3

  5. Cristina
    May 20, 2017 / 9:48 am

    I’m honestly already so in love with your blog. Throughout all of the years watching your blogs, I knew that you always had creativity in you. I can’t wait until you post more. Love you Tara! ❤️

    • Cristina
      May 20, 2017 / 9:49 am

      Vlogs* ????????

  6. Yanelly :))
    May 20, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Omg, I love your blog!!!! :)) its so cute and

  7. Yanelly :))
    May 20, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Love Yaa!!

  8. Zee
    May 21, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    Hii Tara, good luck with your blog I love you so much you always motivate me to do good things and work hard ???????? I love watching your videos they always make me happy ❤️❤️ Wish you the best in your life ❤️ Btw your and Taylor are my favorite YouTube couple ❤️

  9. Jemma schlosser
    May 24, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Omg I love you so much and I hope that you love your blog as much as i do❤️❤️ILYSM

  10. Glenda
    May 24, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    love your blog! glad you did something that makes you happy, just like how your vlogs make me happy! ????

  11. Cheyenne
    September 12, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    That trip looks amazing! Were you able to visit Split? Such a beautiful place.

    Love your vids, long time follower 🤗

    • Tara
      September 12, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      I was in Split, I’ll have a post on it soon! 🙂

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