I love playing hostess to people from out of town; not only do you get to spend time with people you love who you don’t see often, but it’s such a refreshing way to fall in love with your city all over again. Last week my lovely parents came for a visit – here’s a peek of what we did. :)

We walked along the Harbor, enjoying all the beautiful, historic boats (which my dad LOVES). Below is the Star of India, the world’s oldest active ship. Isn’t it gorgeous?


We strolled on the beach in Coronado, and sipped drinks and people watched at the Hotel del.


We even did a city tour, half of which was enjoyed in the water (I highly recommend doing a tour of your own city, if it’s available – I learned so much history and little known facts that were so interesting).


San-Diego-harbor-tour   San-Diego-skyline-tour

We ate good food at some our favorite places (like here and here), and enjoyed the breathtaking view from C Level restaurant.


My mom even found the time to completely revamp our backyard (more photos of that to come!). She is a gardening genius, and works her magic in the dirt every time she comes to visit. I love spending that time with her making things beautiful.


Since I can’t enjoy regular, everyday time with my family, these visits are so precious. It was such a special time with my favorite people, and of rediscovering this beautiful city the Mr and I call home. I highly recommend coming to San Diego for a visit! :)

8 thoughts on “Out-of-Towners

  1. WOW!!…what a wonderful visit we had with our beautiful daughter! Thanks for the time you gave us being with you, visiting in your great city, and yes, digging in your dirt!
    We love, love, love you! Mom and Daddy

  2. Absolutely stunning photos! I love how bright and blue San Diego is! I was there about 5 years ago staying with a friend from college during SB and totally fell in love with the city. You’re making a comeback trip seem essential!

    P.S. I lurrrve playing tourist in my own city, too. It’s the best to see everything in a fresh perspective.

  3. Your extraordinary photos and bright, beautiful words made me miss my old stomping grounds. How wonderful to share time with your parents and then share all the special moments with us. Thank you.


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