San Diego Siren
Currently living and studying in San Diego, this blog was created to aid my fellow collegiate comrades, as well as any adventurous souls, in fully capturing the unique experience of life in this seaside city. I am a native southern Californian with a lust for adventure and experiences. As the San Diego Siren, I will catalog my experiences in order for those living or visiting the area to make the most of their experience here.
San Diego Siren
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The Best Taco Tuesday (and Wednesday):  World Famous, Pacific Beach.  
Why it’s the best: 
Tuesdays: $1.25 shrimp taco special (with purchase of beverage, can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic).  
Wednesdays: $1.25 lobster taco special (with purchase of beverage, can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic).
Stunning ocean-views, literally steps away from the sand.  Located in the heart of PB, close to bars and shopping. Tacos are big (not “street” taco sized)!  fast service. delish margaritas.
SD siren says: if you have room, order the mud pie for dessert! big enough to share!
The Best Taco Tuesday (and Wednesday):  World Famous, Pacific Beach.  
Why it’s the best: 
Tuesdays: $1.25 shrimp taco special (with purchase of beverage, can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic).  
Wednesdays: $1.25 lobster taco special (with purchase of beverage, can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic).
Stunning ocean-views, literally steps away from the sand.  Located in the heart of PB, close to bars and shopping. Tacos are big (not “street” taco sized)!  fast service. delish margaritas.
SD siren says: if you have room, order the mud pie for dessert! big enough to share!
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Best View of Downtown San Diego:  Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument
By far the best view of the city, as well as Coronado island, can be taken in from the village of Point Loma which juts out to create the San Diego bay.  Go by day and make your way to the furthest point of Point Loma, which is Cabrillo National Monument.  Pass through Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and pay respects to fallen men and women who served our country (rest in peace grandpa). If you make it to the very end, head down to the tide pools or even dive in for some snorkeling and diving.  Go by night and experience the lights of the city on the bay from the small harbor village in the heart of Point Loma. 
Best View of Downtown San Diego:  Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument
By far the best view of the city, as well as Coronado island, can be taken in from the village of Point Loma which juts out to create the San Diego bay.  Go by day and make your way to the furthest point of Point Loma, which is Cabrillo National Monument.  Pass through Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and pay respects to fallen men and women who served our country (rest in peace grandpa). If you make it to the very end, head down to the tide pools or even dive in for some snorkeling and diving.  Go by night and experience the lights of the city on the bay from the small harbor village in the heart of Point Loma. 
Best View of Downtown San Diego:  Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument
By far the best view of the city, as well as Coronado island, can be taken in from the village of Point Loma which juts out to create the San Diego bay.  Go by day and make your way to the furthest point of Point Loma, which is Cabrillo National Monument.  Pass through Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and pay respects to fallen men and women who served our country (rest in peace grandpa). If you make it to the very end, head down to the tide pools or even dive in for some snorkeling and diving.  Go by night and experience the lights of the city on the bay from the small harbor village in the heart of Point Loma. 
Best View of Downtown San Diego:  Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument
By far the best view of the city, as well as Coronado island, can be taken in from the village of Point Loma which juts out to create the San Diego bay.  Go by day and make your way to the furthest point of Point Loma, which is Cabrillo National Monument.  Pass through Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and pay respects to fallen men and women who served our country (rest in peace grandpa). If you make it to the very end, head down to the tide pools or even dive in for some snorkeling and diving.  Go by night and experience the lights of the city on the bay from the small harbor village in the heart of Point Loma. 
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Looking for authentic, mexican street food without spending a fortune?  Check out Puesto  located in the heart of La Jolla Village on Wall St.  Puesto has a similar set-up and ordering style as Chipotle, but what makes Puesto unique is its menu. Puesto offers more authentic mexican options to add to your tacos or bowls including:  cactus, zucchini flower, corn truffle, grilled salmon, grilled pineapple, and tinga (hibiscus, chipotle, onion salsa) to name a few.  But don’t be alarmed, Puesto also offers standard mexican options (rice, black beans, salsa, guacamole etc.). Prices range from $7 to $12 dollars.  Portions are larger than chipotle (more bang for your buck!).  

Siren reccomendation:  guisado bowl with grilled salmon, zucchini flower, cactus, tinga, pineapple, black beans, brown rice, sweet corn and a little guacamole!

Looking for authentic, mexican street food without spending a fortune?  Check out Puesto  located in the heart of La Jolla Village on Wall St.  Puesto has a similar set-up and ordering style as Chipotle, but what makes Puesto unique is its menu. Puesto offers more authentic mexican options to add to your tacos or bowls including:  cactus, zucchini flower, corn truffle, grilled salmon, grilled pineapple, and tinga (hibiscus, chipotle, onion salsa) to name a few.  But don’t be alarmed, Puesto also offers standard mexican options (rice, black beans, salsa, guacamole etc.). Prices range from $7 to $12 dollars.  Portions are larger than chipotle (more bang for your buck!).  

Siren reccomendation:  guisado bowl with grilled salmon, zucchini flower, cactus, tinga, pineapple, black beans, brown rice, sweet corn and a little guacamole!

Looking for authentic, mexican street food without spending a fortune?  Check out Puesto  located in the heart of La Jolla Village on Wall St.  Puesto has a similar set-up and ordering style as Chipotle, but what makes Puesto unique is its menu. Puesto offers more authentic mexican options to add to your tacos or bowls including:  cactus, zucchini flower, corn truffle, grilled salmon, grilled pineapple, and tinga (hibiscus, chipotle, onion salsa) to name a few.  But don’t be alarmed, Puesto also offers standard mexican options (rice, black beans, salsa, guacamole etc.). Prices range from $7 to $12 dollars.  Portions are larger than chipotle (more bang for your buck!).  

Siren reccomendation:  guisado bowl with grilled salmon, zucchini flower, cactus, tinga, pineapple, black beans, brown rice, sweet corn and a little guacamole!
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Life thrives in San Diego during the summer, especially in coastal towns and at the beach. My top pick for the best beach to spend long summer days at is Windansea, located between La Jolla and the little beach town Bird Rock.  
Why it’s the best: 
Windansea has something for everyone.  Choose your own personal cove to catch some rays and read. Go explore tide pools.  Surf out on the multiple reef breaks.  I also love Windansea because it does not draw a touristy crowd.  Most people there are locals, families or surfers, offering the perfect spot for young, old, and everything in between.  Unlike other flat, conventional beaches, Windansea offers both rocky and sandy terrain creating a little piece of paradise.
Life thrives in San Diego during the summer, especially in coastal towns and at the beach. My top pick for the best beach to spend long summer days at is Windansea, located between La Jolla and the little beach town Bird Rock.  
Why it’s the best: 
Windansea has something for everyone.  Choose your own personal cove to catch some rays and read. Go explore tide pools.  Surf out on the multiple reef breaks.  I also love Windansea because it does not draw a touristy crowd.  Most people there are locals, families or surfers, offering the perfect spot for young, old, and everything in between.  Unlike other flat, conventional beaches, Windansea offers both rocky and sandy terrain creating a little piece of paradise.