I love Pacific Beach and just spent a glorious weekend there in a vacation rental condo across the street from Fanuel Park and Mission Bay. It was about 4 or 5 blocks from the ocean.
Since I live in a "touristy" area already I just love going to the beach (no Sea World or Zoo for me) when I am in San Diego and Pacific Beach is my all time favorite.
I was afraid it would be a little too chilly for me coming from 100-ish temps that I am used to and experiencing San Diego's upper 60's that were forecasted. One thing I forgot is the humidity makes it feel warmer so it was definitely tolerable.
I decided to exit my 2 year boogie board retirement and retry. I ate it pretty good and have a nice shiner as a reminder today.
We were entertained by the creations of "The Sand Castle Man".
After a great dinner at Nick's at the Beach we watched the Sea World fireworks on the roof top deck of the condo.
On Saturday we went back to the beach (surprise surprise) and my daughter and I encountered some jellies and each of us got stung (me twice). I guess upon reading some San Diego online news sources they are really Sea Nettle and are rare but there were a lot on Saturday and not necessarily Friday. I guess I can cross "getting stung by a jellyfish" off of my bucket list. Didn't hurt as bad as I would think it would - just felt like someone snapped a giant rubber band across my leg.
Since our experience at Nick's at the Beach was awesome the night before (food and service rocks) we went back there for dinner.
We rounded out our stay and day on Sunday with lunch at PB Bar and Grill and then shopping down Garnet St to Crystal Pier.
Today I am dealing with post-San Diego depression. Love Pacific Beach and definitely have set our sights on retiring there............. some day.