San Diego for Lunar New Year

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Last November, my younger cousin told me that he had just proposed to his girlfriend. “Wow, congratulations, that is great!” I told him.  He followed up by saying the wedding would be fairly quick, as in late January and in San Diego (they live in the Midwest).

A few weeks passed by and we received the invitation. San Diego is a short 70-minute flight from San Francisco, so the wife and I would surely go.  The wedding weekend also happened to be the start of the Lunar (Chinese) New Year. The date of New Year changes every year based on New Moon timing; 2017 New Year started on January 28th.

While going to San Diego for a long weekend meant being away from home to celebrate, we figured having a festive time down in sunny San Diego was what we should do.  In Lunar New Year customs, the way you start your new year determines how the rest of the year will turn out. With that said, we were going to eat merry, celebrate a new marriage, & enjoy the weather!

Over a duration of 3 days, here is what we planned:

  • Shopping: Start the new year by purchasing new clothes is a custom, it indicates having a fresh start. However, I did not buy any clothes, but at least I attempted to go shopping!
  • Eating! One of my favorite meals I ever had was eating fish tacos in Mexico. In San Diego, there are so many restaurants that have authentic Baja fish tacos. This vacation was like taco heaven for me! SD does have plenty of other good restaurants too, it seems like we tried everything in 3 days. LOL
  • La Jolla Cove: I honestly was not sure what to expect before going here, but I was so pleasantly surprised.  The beach was beautiful, the weather was in the 70’s, & there wildlife there was so chill/friendly.  There are literally dozens of seals sunbathing on the rocks & all the people watching them sleep. This was one of my favorite things to do in San Diego.
  • Wedding: We watched my cousin and his *wife* exchange vows and celebrated afterwards.  It feels like yesterday when my cousin and I were little toddlers playing with toys during Christmas. I’m getting old hehe
  • Del Mar:  The wife has relatives that live down in the SD area and they wanted to meet up before we left town.  Del Mar is one of those towns out of a storybook…On Sunday morning, there was a yoga class on the beach, surfers shredding in the water, & families swimming in the ocean.  Did I mention the weather was sunny and in the 70s?

San Diego – Fun Weekend Video

I will be the first to admit that it was very hard to leave San Diego…we must visit there more often!  The weather is great, people are so relaxed, & the food is delicious.  Oh well, a weekend visit is better than no visit at all.

Stay beautiful San Diego   – Ron Burgundy

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