Cambria Style

San Diego, California

Do some California dreaming with this beyond-the-beach travel guide.

  • Written by Brielle M. Ferreira
  • October, 2017

Eat

The Fish Market

A must-stop spot for seafood, this classic waterfront landmark prides itself on fresh fare—a commitment from its original founders, a sport fisherman and a boat captain.

750 N. Harbor Dr., 619-232-3474, thefishmarket.com

Pamper

Body Balm

Indulge the senses while plumping up skin with Aesop’s Rind Concentrate body balm.

$35. Aesop's, nordstrom.com

Relax

Rancho Valencia

Treat yourself to the restorative Wellbeing Ritual here—an aromatic bath outdoors, followed by a full-body algae wrap, guided meditation, and facial massage—and leave feeling like a new person.

5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, 858-756-1123 ranchovalencia.com

Pack

Suitcase

This large carry-on features an on-board charger and is roomy enough to pack for five nights with multiple shoes.

$245. Away, awaytravel.com

Hike

Torrey Pines

This natural preserve boasts an untouched landscape perfect for hiking and perching to take in breathtaking ocean vistas.

12600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., 858-755-2063, torreypine.org

Sip

El Dorado

Order a Moscow Mule beside taxidermy trophies at this hip, Western-themed bar.

1030 Broadway, 619-237-0550, eldoradobar.com

Explore

Balboa Park

From the city’s best museums and cultural institutions (over 17 in total!) to beautiful gardens, walking trails, and shopping, there’s not a dull moment to be found in the park’s 1,200 acres.

1549 El Prado, 619-239-0512, balboapark.org

Stay

La Valencia

Affectionately referred to by locals as the “Pink Lady,” this historic hotel boasts newly remodeled guest rooms and celebrity fans from Oprah Winfrey to Tom Hanks.

1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858-454-0771, lavalencia.com

Fly

Sun Country Airlines®

Offers nonstop flights from Mpls./St. Paul to San Diego.

Find flights and vacation packages at suncountry.com

Learn

The San Diego Museum of Art

Visit for the museum’s Plateresque architecture—which dazzles in its Balboa Park locale—but stay for its collection of Spanish art.

1450 El Prado, 619-232-7931, sdmart.org

Style

Luggage Tag

Shine on with a Tufftaag luggage tag in vibrant gold.

$12.50 each. proudguy.com

Editor's Pick

Jetlag Cure

Before or after a trip, this on-the-go facial set is a low-maintenance treat with a high reward. One of my favorite transformative products.

$110, hanacure.com

Designer's Picks

San Diego interior designer Amy Meier, amymeierdesign.com, shares her favorite places in nearby Encinitas.

Shop

I love C’est La Vie. It’s usually my first stop when sourcing antiques. It always has a wonderful and diverse collection that is constantly changing.

565 Westlake St., Suite 300A, Encinitas, 760-944-5244, cestlavieantiques.com

Eat

Q’ero is my favorite restaurant. It serves Peruvian food with the most fabulous flavors.

564 S. Coast Highway, Encinitas, 760-753-9050, qerorestaurant.com

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