As many of you know, I have finally been able to start traveling again! I made it a mission to escape the Las Vegas heat as much as possible this summer, and so far I’ve been making it happen! Michael is officially 6 months old, and so far he’s been to 5 states: Nevada, California, Utah, Washington, and Texas. Throughout our short time with our new sidekick, we’ve started to figure out this whole traveling with a baby thing. Today I’m sharing a few of my must have baby products for traveling along with some of the fun places we loved eating at from our last trip in San Diego.
If you follow me on snapchat, you already know what I’m starting off with! The City Mini GT stroller. Call me crazy, but I have three strollers. (They all serve a different purpose: Every Day, Jogging, and Travel.) The City Mini GT has been so great. It is made for all terrain so it was perfect on the rough sandy boardwalks last week. The sun canopy is adjustable so we could take it from allowing Michael to enjoy the view to covering it when crazies were walking by, and don’t even get me started on how easy it is to collapse and store! My other strollers take up a huge portion of our trunk. The City Mini folds down completely flat with the pull of a strap, leaving plenty of space in my car for my overpacking. (Some of you may have seen Brett demonstrating on Snapchat lol… I’m seriously obsessed!)
Other must haves include my Breeze Playard, My Owlet (my review + $20 off through this link) to ensure a safe night sleep baby, a NuRoo swaddle, a baby carrier, and of course Michale’s favorite toy, the O ball.
I’m the type of person that hates going to chain restaurants when we travel. If you take me to an Olive Garden when I’m somewhere new, I will be grumpy the rest of the trip haha. Brett and I absolutely love trying new restaurants. I’m a major foodie in the process of converting Brett into a foodie as well. Baylee, the photographer that shot some photos during the trip, mentioned we should try a Ramen restaurant, and Brett said “like top ramen?” Lol. He claims he was joking, but I don’t believe him. Scroll down to see the list of Brett & Lauren approved restaurants in San Diego.
Photography by Baylee Jo Designs
Some of our Favorite Restaurants in San Diego (so far)…
- Communal Coffee: This is where these fun photos were taken. This adorable coffee and flower shop is straight out of Pinterest. You can literally order a flower crown, which I didn’t do, but want to next time I’m there. From their floral menu to their avocado toast and white chocolate orange or lavender drinks, this is a must! If anything, go for a cute picture. 😉
- Fig Tree Cafe: We found this place on yelp a few years ago, and it has been a tradition ever since. Opt for their breakfast sushi, their fig ricotta french toast, or their man candy bacon.
- Fat Fish: A fun Mexican restaurant with amazing seafood. I always have their Tuna Fritas!
- Rum Jungle Cafe: This place is great for breakfast or for a cold healthy treat to cool you off at the beach. I have had a lot of acai bowls in my lifetime and this one takes the cake. They are even better than Hawaii. (Gasp!)
- The Taco Stand: If you like street tacos, The Taco Stand is a must. It may look like a whole in the wall, but those are usually the best places! There is always a line out the door and down the sidewalk, but it’s worth it people!
- Dolce Italian Ice: We discovered it on our last trip to SD, and then went three nights in a row. I love the D-lites. They layer frozen custard, Italian Ice, and lots of toppings in between. You have to try it to understand just how amazing it is!
- The Fishery: Fresh fish at its finest. I love the macadamia crusted halibut, but you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!
- Baked Bear: We are cookie ice cream sandwich snobs. Las Vegas has a few cookie ice cream sandwich options, but nothing compares to Baked Bear! Their soft gooey cookies are amazing.
- Soda & Swine: Located in liberty square, Soda & Swine offers sliders, amazing sides, and old fashioned soda in glass bottles. It is such a fun atmosphere and you just can’t go wrong with a glass coke.
I would love to hear your recommendations for San Diego restaurants to test out next time we’re there! Leave a comment here or on my Instagram!