My guide yesterday was incomplete. I remembered these essentials from a few years back. One must:

Read on the beach in front of the Hotel Del. It’s really the best beach, I think.

Go to Point Loma Seafoods for dinner supplies/a fish sandwich/fish tacos/anything:

Fish tacos:

Ride a bike around Coronado and admire things that grow when it isn’t hellatiously hot outside:














Also, pretty houses:

Go downtown for this:

And if you can, find yourself a convertible and ride around. That’s actually our favorite thing to do.

Shopping — I like to go to West Elm, but we have our own now, don’t we? (Truth: I REALLY like to drive north for a day and go to South Coast Plaza/Fashion Island/Juxtaposition Home, but when you’re there with your whole family, that gets hard.)

Also, picnics on Sunset Cliffs. (Don’t take little kids. There aren’t any rails, which is why it’s so beautiful.)

Now seriously: I need some new things to do. What are your favorite San Diego activities?