San Diego Shenanigans Pt. 2

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Probably playing Pokemon Go in this picture rn… Not even kidding.

I went to a baby shower today and there were blood orange mimsies! I’m so in love with that idea. But anyways, today was a lazy champs drinking day so I’m a little tired.

Before I start with the rest of the highlights from our SD trip… is anyone else as obsessed with Pokemon Go as I am?? I made Joey come with me to the beach yesterday just so I could catch some! I’m sorry but anything that gets people to go outside shouldn’t be criticized so hard. Maybe with all the vitamin D everyone’s soaking up people will be less depressed and anxious and stuff! A little fresh air never hurt anyone right?

Back to the shenanigans.

So in part one I left off at the end of La Jolla. After we had a couple drinks and amazing gelato in La Jolla, we decided to head to the hotel for check in.

The hotel we booked was the Hotel Lafayette, which was VERY Hollywood themed. The lobby is really pretty and there are pictures of Bob Hope everywhere. The place is also a swim club so they had a nice outdoor pool area as well. We didn’t spend that much time at the hotel though because we wanted to use all the time we had to explore the city (unless I had a blog post to write of course…YES I TAKE MY LAPTOP ON VACAY TO WRITE TO YOU ALL) but the hotel was definitely cute and eclectic.

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Lafayette Lobby

After checking in to the hotel, we went to Seaport Village, which is a cute little marina area that has a lot of shops and restaurants and a huge sprawling park where, of course, there were a lot of kids playing Pokemon Go…

But I can’t blame them, there were a lot of Poke stops there AND a gym. Who could miss that opportunity. If you saw my Snapchat you know I was joining in on the fun too. ?

Pictured: Joey. Not playing Pokemon Go. Good for him.

There was also a carousel there that we went on! I haven’t ridden on a carousel since I was at LEAST 7… definitely younger than 10. The whole outing was a lot of fun and I liked that there was a lot to do and see in this little marina area. For SURE a must visit if you’re going to San Diego.

Next day: Balboa Park, Coronado Island, and the Gaslamp District.


Balboa Park is FULL of stuff to see and do, mostly museums. We went to this museum that had an exhibit about cannibalism! Yum.

We also visited the Botanical Garden there. It was full of gorgeous flowers, including orchids, which I LOVE.

balboa park


In Coronado Island we went to the famous Coronado Hotel and walked around on the boardwalk. The vibe was very east coast (according to Joey) and the hotel had a nice outdoor patio/bar area where we could sit and get a drink
(champs for me and, of course, a jalapeño marg for Joey).


After that I was starving and too buzzed for comfort so we did some more wandering until we found a little burger joint called the Burger Lounge, where I devoured everything in sight. Just a good place to get a cheap burger and fries.
Nothin’ too fancy, and that’s fine by me.

I ALWAYS have room for dessert, no matter how full I am. So we went to an ice cream place called Moo Time where I got a nice little treat, and then we headed home to get ready to go out to the Gaslamp.

I have to say, I wasn’t too impressed with Gaslamp. It reminded me a lot of downtown Long Beach + San Francisco but without the charm. I enjoyed walking around Seaport Village much more. There was just more to see over there.

Joey and I wandered around a bit, trying to find the heart of Gaslamp, and at some points we would stumble into some street that just looked completely dead with no life, while one street over would be loaded with people.
There was an Itsugar so we bought some candy for later. Swedish fish and Gummy Coke Bottles for the win am I right??

All the pubs and grill places were pretty packed, on a WEDNESDAY at that! So we found a little $8-a-roll sushi place, had some sushi, and went back to the hotel to get a good night’s sleep.


Our last day there we went to the zoo, which was lots of fun because you really can’t go wrong looking at cute little animals all day right??


And those are the highlights!

Hope you enjoyed part one and two! I’m off to go relax and plan my next weekly spread in my bullet journal, maybe do some coloring! I got this really cool coloring book that lets you tear out the pages and make origami animals with the pages you colored!

I haven’t been able to use it that much because I’ve been a little bit too on the go but once I get to using it more I’ll write a post for you guys ?

Does anyone else do bullet journaling here?? How about coloring??

I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Let’s get ready for that weekly grind!!


ALSO: Still taking suggestions for Santa Barbara! Hit me up! 



  • This trip sounds like a lot of fun! About Pokemon Go, I would really love to give it a try but it’s not available in my country yet. 🙁 | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

    • Gitana Deneff

      Aww hopefully it’s available soon! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  • It’s almost crazy how fast Pokemon Go has become popular! I haven’t tried it, as I’m not a big fan of anything that takes a ton of data haha.

    I loved Balboa Park as well!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin’

    • Gitana Deneff

      Yeah I hope they fix the data-sucking thing soon. :/ It’s a real pain.

      Balboa was awesome! Thanks for reading 🙂