Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura | California Travel Photography


At the end of April, I drove down the California coast with my mom, as she was headed to San Diego for a conference while I was headed there to shoot Caity and Nate’s wedding in La Jolla. Some of you might remember my Cali Coasting road trip last year, in which I also drove from San Francisco down to San Diego and back, but on a long solo road trip. This time was a bit quicker, but with stops in many of the same cities. This is an incredibly beautiful state we live in! It’s not a terrible way to spend 1500 miles in a car.

Elephant seals & wild bunnies at Piedras Blancas

Pismo Beach

Huntington Gardens, San Marino

Balboa Park, San Diego

Tea Station with friends in San Diego:

The Open Door, Japanese Izakaya in Monterey Park

Ventura Beach:

And then I headed back up to San Francisco!

You can do it yourself–  Here are 12 of my favorite road trip stops from San Francisco to San Diego– last year and this year:

  1. Elephant seals at Piedras Blancas & San Simeon (above)
  2. Hearst Castle
  3. Cambria
  4. Ventura Beach (above)
  5. Solvang
  6. Santa Barbara
  7. Meditation Mount, Ojai
  8. Eating in Los Angeles (above)
  9. Huntington Library & Gardens in San Marino (above)
  10. La Jolla Cliffs, San Diego
  11. Balboa Park, San Diego (above)
  12. Coronado Island, San Diego

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