One of the reasons I love living in Corona is that we are so close to many major SoCal cities. My family and I wanted to take one last trip before two of my sisters went back to school, and being an hour and a half away from the city, we thought San Diego would be perfect for a day trip. When we first arrived, we took a sailing tour for the first time, and had so much fun! This company is great because all tours are private, so you can go with your family, friends, or significant other. They let you bring your own food and drinks, but also offer snacks, waters, and a first round of alcohol is included. You can also pre-pay for a sandwich to eat during the trip. If you're ever in San Diego, I highly suggest you try sailing. Once you leave the port, the cool breeze picks up and makes laying on the boat so relaxing, so grab a water, find a nice place to sit, and let the waves rock you to sleep. You might even spot a seal or two ;)
what i wore:
I started the trip in this jumpsuit from Tilly's which was perfect for the 80 degree weather. To be honest, my legs were due for a wax, so I wanted to keep them hidden at least until I got on the boat. This piece was perfect because the wide-cut leg covered me up while still keeping me cool. I love jumpers/rompers because they are one piece and make getting ready super easy. You'll always look dressed up when the outfit is really so effortless. I wanted to style it with lighter accessories for a nice contrast and decided on my ASOS basket bag (similar) and brown espadrilles from Steve Madden. Once on the boat, I changed into a Kate Spade one-piece swimsuit. I love the color blocking design, and the last color gives the suit a high-waisted feel and a 50s vibe. The suit is no longer available, but you can check out some other great colorblock swimsuits below!
As summer is coming to an end, my family and I wanted to take one last vacation before school starts up again. Palm Springs is only about an hour and a half away from home, so we decided it would be perfect for a short and easy getaway. We stayed at a beautiful Airbnb in Vintage Palms. Airbnbs are great because they offer larger spaces than the traditional hotel room to fit our big family, and this one had a private pool!
We spent most of our first day at Wet N Wild, a waterpark less than 15 minutes from our Airbnb. Since we went during the week, there were no lines and my sisters and I were able to go on every slide in a couple of hours. We spent the rest of the time floating down the lazy river and over ripples in the wave pool. I was able to take my phone with me everywhere by using this waterproof case. It's perfect for taking pictures at water parks, beaches, or in the pool. It even works underwater!
We spent the next day exploring Palm Springs and the nearby city of Cabazon. If you're ever here during the summer, I would suggest getting out early to see as much as possible before it becomes too hot. We were out of the house by 8:30 and it was already 85! Our first stop? The famous Cabazon Dinosaurs.
We arrived a little after nine when the museum had just opened (I didn't even know they had one!) You don't have to pay to see the two large dinosaurs pictured above, but the museum has even more and the tickets were only $10 for adults, so we thought why not! You walk through the entrance and then along a dirt path outdoors to see different dinosaurs and even some abnormally large frogs and tortoises behind a short fence, kind of like an inanimate zoo. I was surprised because I thought Cabazon Dinosaurs only consisted of the two dinos you always see on Instagram, but there's so much more! At the end, you can walk up the stairs inside the large T-Rex and sit in his mouth which was surprisingly much cooler than outside.
While in Palm Springs, we visited two restaurants both in downtown. The first night we had dinner at Kalura Trattoria. I highly recommend this restaurant if you love Italian food. The angel hair pasta I ate was so good and the cheese in the mozzarella sticks was the best I've ever had! It's a small restaurant with minimal seating inside, but there's also patio seating outside and an outside bar from which you can view the mountains. Great for a cooler night!
On our last day, we went to Lulu right down the street from Kalura Trattoria for breakfast. Their blueberry pancakes are delicious and the restaurant is even cuter! The powder blue barstools and bold chandeliers bring color to the entire establishment while pictures of Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball give it a vintage feel. If you're ever in Palm Springs, I highly recommend you try these restaurants, or simply visit downtown! There are so many more restaurants to try as well as high end and boutique shopping.
What was your favorite trip this summer, or where would you like to go next? Let me know in the comments!