We sit contentedly, driving to La Jolla from Downtown when Mario asks, “Do you think San Diego was friends with San Francisco?”
I can’t help but giggle at the thought, my mood buoyed by a night of blissful sleep. That night was spent at The Sè San Diego (1047 5th Avenue, 619-515-3000 ) Hotel and Spa, on the Horton Plaza side of San Diego’s famous Gaslamp Quarter, where Zen meets chic, and a touch of decadence lurks behind each well-appointed corner. Just past the massive Cave of Wonders-esque front door lives a world of wishes waiting to be fulfilled. From the billowy of waves of creamy comforters to the delightful welcome amenity of succulent pears and oh-so-gooey caramels, little surprises continued to unfold while elsewhere on property the Siren Pool cooed its lovely song and The Sè Spa shot hungry glances at our aching muscles, just waiting to devour the things that ailed us.
We woke up the next day refreshed and ready for museum hopping. The first museum, and my favorite, saw us bobbing on the decks of the world’s oldest active sailing ship (Star of India) and re-discovering our sea legs on the bevy of floating exhibits at the Maritime Museum of San Diego (1492 North Harbor Drive, 619-234-9153) while working up an appetite for an evening of fine cuisine at George’s at the Cove in La Jolla (a mere 20 minutes from the bustle of Downtown.) Dinner at Georges at the Cove’s California Modern (one of three dining experiences to choose from on the property) featured farm-to-table modern cuisine that took fresh ingredients to the extreme. Paired with exceptional service from the doting waitstaff (George himself served a dish to almost every table during our dinner) in a picture-perfect setting and you have the recipe for an enticing dining delight. 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA. 858-454-4244.
Aloha San Diego; thank you for 24 hours well spent.