We Southern Californians are just spoiled. Think about it... two hours to the north: Santa Barbara; two hours to the east: Palm Desert; two hours to the south: San Diego. And, there's a load of other options in between.
We are not totally impulsive people, but we took our time planning our anniversary weekend. Actually, we just procrastinated for no good reason other than indecision. In fact, on Friday morning, we woke up without a plan and a hotel reservation. But, by about 1 p.m., we were headed south with to-go snack packs packed. Here's a quick snapshot of our lovely weekend in La Jolla.
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. I stayed there three years ago for Krisa's bachelorette party, and it's a great retreat-type hotel with beautiful grounds, friendly staff and affordable rates (really affordable if you check some of the discount travel sites). Oh, and I should mention: the food is really excellent (live Spanish guitarist in the evenings!), and there's a wine library.
The La Jolla village and coastline is a short 4 miles from the Estancia, and we spent Sunday eating, walking and gawking. It was just beautiful.
The Cottage. Highly recommend the brioche french toast and a floater dish to share. Eddie picked eggs benedict. BTW: his egg-white breakfast burrito was yum-o.
I love that once a year, we stop, celebrate and remember special life moments, like getting married. It doesn't always mean a weekend getaway, but when it does, I feel so blessed. Especially when the sun is shining. And it involves maple syrup and powdered sugar.