U SEE SAN DIEGO PART II:


Get ready
for a color explosion...














You can see over Chicano Park!






Welcome back to the second part of the "U See San Diego" experience!

Right after our stop at Seaport Village, we headed to the historically significant, Chicano Park. This park oozes culture and it definitely does not disappoint in the aesthetic department. Each vibrantly painted mural speaks a story about the discourse of the Chicano Movement--it depicts an era from the perspective of those directly affected by the movement. I took as many photos as I could on this stop (this was actually my favorite stop of the trip!), we headed toward Coronado Island to check out one of the oldest hotels in the nation: Hotel del Coronado.

I remember visiting this resort when I was younger and being fascinated by it's size and beach-front location--literally, this hotel leads right to the sand and water! The scenery didn't fail to amaze me when I visited again recently; however, I began to appreciate and understand it's historical content and ability to bring hundreds of people around the world just to discover bits and pieces of the past (some guests even claim the hotel hosts the supernatural!).

For our final stop, we toured around the one and only Old Town, San Diego. Filled with mouth-watering restaurants (you honestly can't leave SD without checking out these Mexican food places) and cute shops filled with souvenirs, Old Town was a good ending to a great day of traveling. 

Make sure you check out the link embedded in this post--find out more about San Diego's very best. Of course, this series only highlights few of the many awesome places you can visit when in the city: let me know if you've visited any of these places, or, tell me where you want to visit!

See ya in a few, 

Rachel 

U SEE SAN DIEGO PART I:


Thank you lady for photobombing 
our nearly perfect GIF...





The greyhound-breakfast-club
Honey the bulldog!

Someone tell this kid he's actually pretty darn cool
Palm tree or gigantic pineapple?









Hello! Welcome to the two-part series of my trip around San Diego, courtesy of Thurgood Marshall College aka the best college within UCSD. With my good ol' camera, Charlie, by my side and a very stylish ride aboard a double-decker bus, my friends and I were able to tour around a day's worth of landmarks in the in the city of San Diego...

To start, we roamed around Balboa Park (I actually wrote about this place, which you can read in detail HERE). On this particular day, the park tour became more of a "who-can-spot-the-most-dogs" game day since the dog to human ration seemed more dominate, favoring the canines. I also think the greyhound-breakfast-club had a special meeting that day, as you can tell in the fourth photo.

After taking tons of pictures (mostly silly ones on top of the empty stage), our bus took us down to Seaport Village. This area is a quaint little place right next to the Pacific Ocean--it's filled with a plethora of restaurants, shops, and entertainment. I think it's a great place to go on a date or have a relaxing time with your friends and family. 

Before long, we were on our way to our next couple destinations...which will be featured in the second part of this series! So, visit soon for my next blog post~

Thank you for reading, 

Rachel