Stop 7: Old Town
This Mexican influenced area is a must see in San Diego! It reminds me of Mexico in Epcot (my FAVORITE Disney park just in case you were wondering :p). This “town” has many little boutiques to shop in and plenty of restaurants! Along with the restaurants, there was live music where people were dancing and enjoying themselves.
My favorite little spot was Cousin’s Candy Shop. So many treats to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Also, there was a shop filled with wind-chimes and cute little signs that are adorable to fill the house with… I wanted them all!
Get this look:
Dress from Lord and Taylor, brand is Eight Sixty
Flip flops from Abercrombie and Fitch
Necklace from Lucky
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Stop 6: San Diego and La Jolla Cove
As the family and I moved away from the Los Angeles area, we headed to San Diego!
On our way to San Diego, we stopped by La Jolla Cove. I definitely recommend going! It is a very small beach that used to be covered with seals.
Now there are only a few seals to see left, but there are rocks to explore on which I found extremely enjoyable.
We stayed at the Bahia Resort. Absolutely stunning! Our room had an amazing view on the beach and there is a pool area to stay refreshed! For people who enjoy long walks on the beach, this resort is the place to go. Every morning, the whole family would go for calm walks on the coast.
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If you want a change from the stereotypical flowers, chocolate, and expensive dinner, here’s my top 10 ideas that will be enjoyable and different from your everyday cliché date.
1. Cooking together
Don’t want to go out? Then stay at home! Especially out on the East Coast, the snowstorm isn’t giving us many options. When you can’t go out for dinner, stay at home and cook together! By doing this, you spend less money and get to know each other better. To end the dinner, bake a delicious Valentine’s day themed dessert!
If cooking is not your forte, create a simple picnic! This is a very cheap idea that can go a long way! If it is too cold outside or live where there is snow, this is still possible. Just create an indoor picnic (maybe near the fireplace!) and enjoy each other’s company.
3. Recreate your first date
If you two have been together for a while, this idea shows a lot of thought. By recreating your first date, you remember amazing first memories and strengthen your bond for new ones to come!
If you are looking to go out somewhere, but don’t have a ton of money to spend, brunch is a great way of showing your love, but not breaking the bank! Enjoy a nice omelette (or whatever suites you) and start off your day with an amazing brunch.
5. Mini golfing
If you live in an area with warm weather, a little friendly competition while mini golfing is the perfect date idea! Mini golfing allows for a casual date for ones who haven’t been together for long, but also is perfect for couples who have been dating for a while.
6. Ice skating
For couples who live around cold weather, ice skating is the way to go. Holding hands while enjoying this winter activity can strengthen your bond!
7. Spell it out
“Spell it out” is a little sort of game that is an effective way to show your affection for someone. Just put a clue somewhere for your girl/boyfriend that leads to a wonderful surprise!
8. Rent a movie
Still stuck inside? Then rent a movie and cuddle at someone’s house enjoying the blizzard. Try out a new movie that both of you haven’t seen, or surprise your girl/boyfriend with their favorite movie.
Strolling around an art museum can be as much fun as anything else sometimes. By doing this, you can even learn a few new things about each other. 🙂
10. Take a long walk together
Lastly, pick your favorite hangout area or a new park to take a romantic long walk. This way you two can just talk about anything and simply enjoy each other’s company.
Remember to dig deep into what the one that you love likes and try to please him/ her. Be spontaneous! Valentine’s Day isn’t ALL about the flowers and chocolates, but is also about showing how much you love one another.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
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