We started by heading to SD first to stop by Seaport Village for lunch and a look around.
(I almost cropped out Johann and this weird angel on the the horses butt, I think everyone will appreciate I didn't.)
Next we headed to the tide pools at Cabrillo Point.
Once it was closing we headed over to Oceanside and the hotel. It was good we went to get the lay of the land; they don't have parking (you have to do valet), there are bellhops accosting you, you need cash for tipping, keys for the elevators etc, etc. I mean, the last place we stayed in had goats...so this was different for us.
Despite feeling a little out of place at first, once we settled into the room and got to the pool it was worth the awkwardness we first felt.
The next morning we got ready and headed to the beach which was about a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
The kids absolutely loved it at the beach. We only stayed a few hours because we needed to get back for check out (and we didn't want to stay too long with Leo) but I think they could have stayed all day.
(Leo's first time at the beach!)