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I moved to San Diego almost a year ago, and there is no shortage of things to do! I am still exploring new neighborhoods with places to eat and drink, go to the beach, and more.
Whether you are visiting or planning a staycation, I have kept in mind a lot of the really fun activities that I’ve done. When someone comes to visit, I always want to have a list of my favorite spots to take them to. The list keeps getting longer and longer! I love sharing so that people can enjoy these places too!
Underbelly Ramen in Little Italy
First of all, Little Italy is one of the cutest neighborhoods in San Diego. You get so many downtown views, and there is a long string of fun restaurants and bars.
Ironically, this restaurant may be in Little Italy but it’s actually a ramen spot. Underbelly is a must if you are a ramen lover!
This place gets pretty busy, and unfortunately, they don’t take reservations. You wait in line, order, and then find a place to sit. It’s pretty small, so we waited in line for about 15-20 minutes, but it was SO worth it. There are so many fun lights, and there are a lot of fun menu items to choose from.
My boyfriend got the Chicken Confit Ramen and I got the Tonkotsu Ramen with Teriyaki Chicken. It was amazing! He also got kimchi on the side. We ordered the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings and Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Bao. I honestly would recommend all of it. The bao was a little spicy, but the wings weren’t. I really liked the spicy miso broth which was in the Chicken Confit Ramen.
I would definitely recommend this place – I will be back and I am excited to try some more of the menu items!
Wine Country in Escondido: Cordiano Winery
My friends and I were looking to plan a trip out to Temecula, which is well-known for being a beautiful and fun place to go wine tasting near San Diego. It is about an hour away from where I live. We decided to put that on hold for another day and try a winery a little bit closer, about 35 minutes away.
We drove on some windy roads in some foothills and arrived at Cordiano Winery. The views were beautiful, I literally felt like we were in Italy!
The winery has a lot of outdoor space and can accommodate big groups.
I tried both white and red wines, and I also ordered the pesto pasta, which was amazing! My friends got some different dishes, including a black truffle pizza, which was really good.
Overall, it was a really great way to get out of the city for a day and enjoy good views and tasty wine.
Cordiano was super fun, and I plan on coming back to try some more of the food items and do another wine-tasting session (hopefully the weather will be better)! I am definitely looking forward to visiting more wineries in the future!