10 Things I am Going to Do in San Diego Once Quarantine Is F%#@ing Over Locale Magazine Editors May 22, 2020 Spread the loveFrom Coffee With Friends to Cocktails at Night, This Is How I’m Going to End My Hibernation Written By: Kaylin Waizinger Post-Quarantine Activities San Diego If you know me well, you know I’m no social butterfly. I take my evening glass of red on my couch quite seriously. But I have to admit, after three months of Zoom calls, no make-up, and too much take out, I am ready to emerge from my cave, slip on a pair of actual pants, and see my friends. Here are 10 things I can’t WAIT to do after quarantine ends. 1 | Happy Hour Post-Quarantine Activities San Diego Photography Provided By: Huy Believe Photography By: Kambria Fischer Photography Provided By: Huy Believe 5 o’ clock cocktails combine three of my favorite things: freshness, friends and a slight buzz. So, it’s no surprise that happy hour drinks are at the top of my to-do list. While in quarantine, I’ve attempted the Moscow mule and the classic margarita, but something about an expertly crafted cocktail just puts me in good spirits. Louisiana Purchase in North Park is my go-to place for a sip. I order their groovy Pablo Discobar drink, which is made with Earl Grey Elyx, Colombian rum, oleo saccharum, guava, mango and kombucha, all served in a sparkly disco ball. My advice: share with friends! 2 | Book a Staycation Post-Quarantine Activities San Diego Photography Provided By: Loews Coronado Bay Resort Photography Provided By: Loews Coronado Bay Resort Photography Provided By: Loews Coronado Bay Resort What is it about the smell of sunscreen that just triggers the “I-need-to-be-on-vacation-now” mentality? Don’t get me wrong, tanning in my backyard is lovely, but I can’t stop dreaming of a poolside paradise. San Diego is home to some heavenly hotels and resorts including the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, The Lafayette Hotel Swim Club & Bungalows and Loews Coronado Bay Resort, a luxury hotel overlooking the Bay and San Diego skyline, with Mediterranean dining, an on-site spa and more. 3 | Shop ‘til I Drop Post-Quarantine Activities San Diego Photography By: Cory Immele While I am thankful I haven’t spent a dime on new clothes and accessories recently, I am itchin’ to browse through some of my favorite San Diego shops. Hi Sweetheart Gift Boutique in the heart of La Jolla is an adorable store chock-full of stationery items, ceramics, party supplies and the cutest gifts. When times were “normal,” I’d stop by weekly just to browse. When it comes to an all-day outing, Del Mar Highlands Town Center is a total gem. I can’t wait to browse through the shops and catch a movie at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas. And at this point, my cravings for a scoop of Handel’s blueberry cobbler ice cream is are relentless. 4 | Home Improvements Post-Quarantine Activities San Diego Photography Provided By: Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time in my house, and I’ve begun to notice some areas that need attention. Once the social distancing guidelines are no longer in place and it is safe to have people in my home, I plan on starting some renovations. As much as I love DIY projects, I think I’ll leave it to the pros. Terra Bella Landscape Development specializes in bringing your vision to life. From outdoor luxury living to a simple park-like garden, their team of experienced artisan craftsmen is sure to impress. As for interiors, Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling is a trustworthy firm that prides itself in upfront and honest communication to go withand its licensed, experienced personnel. Whether you’re looking to create a more contemporary feel throughout your entire space or simply want to revamp your kitchen, Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling is here to help you achieve your goals. 5 | Host a Backyard BBQ Photographed By: Hannah Wilson Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash For me, the beauty of Southern California lies in our beautiful beaches and consistently warm weather. One of my favorite things to do in the spring and summer months is to dine al fresco. I love hosting a backyard soiree with smoked meats, cold beer and good friends. In other words, it’s much more fun when your dog isn’t the only one in attendance. So as soon as the 6-foot rule is no longer in place, I plan on cracking open a Modelo or Corona Hard Seltzer and sitting around the fireplace with mi mejor amigos! 6 | Take a Trip to T.J. Maxx Okay, this simply had to be on my list. I saw a meme the other day that read: “Do you think T.J. Maxx will be serving alcohol at their reopening, or should I tailgate in the parking lot?” I’ll just leave it at that. 7 | Watch Live Sports Photo By: Kambria Fischer If you know me at all, you know I am a sports fanatic. Soccer, hockey, baseball, football—I watch ‘em all. One of my favorite ways to spend a summer day is to see the Padres play at Petco Park. However, if my bank account won’t permit an outing to the ballpark, Park 101 Carlsbad is one of the best places to catch a game on TVtv. The 8,000- square-foot multi-level, plaza-style complex serves delicious bites and local brews! If games are one, you’ll find me bellied up to the bar wearing my team’s jersey (Go Eagles!). 8 | Resume My Wellness Routine Photography By: Mary Carol Fitzgerald Photography By: Mary Carol Fitzgerald Photography By: Mary Carol Fitzgerald Highlights and spray tans may not be a necessity, but selfcare sure is. Livkraft in La Jolla offers an amazing selection of wellness services including Cryotherapy, Hyperice Recovery and Joov Red Light Therapy—all designed to support your health and fitness journey. If your beauty routine typically involves a weekly trip to the spa, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa offers the ultimate relaxation experience. Their Sleep Well CBD Lavender Wrap includes a soothing peppermint oil scalp massage and a luxurious foot massage using a hydrating sole soothing foot balm. Raise your hand if you’re in need of one of these right now! 9 | Grab Coffee With Friends Fact: Coffee is not meant to be a drive-thru experience; it’s meant to be sipped with friends! Le Parfait Paris is the perfect stop for a box of macaroons and an afternoon pick-me-up. I look forward to grabbing a table and ordering my usual—a lavender honey latte with extra foam! Locations at: Gaslamp Quarter, Liberty Public Market and Fashion Valley Mall 10 | Give Hugs I simply can’t wait to throw my arms around my friends and family. Expect a bear hug—you know who you are!