In Episode 18, The Travel Brats interview travel and music enthusiast, Jayson Savich, where he shares all his insight into making the most out of your San Diego adventures. He highlights the hot spots you can’t miss, shouts out the best music venues, paints a picture of the nightlife, and shares the best ways to stay safe in a new, chill environment. It’s an episode all about Southern California.
Jayson is Ashley’s life long friend from her hometown in Lowell, IN. Ashley moved to FL almost 7 years ago and Jayson ventured out West almost 4 years ago to attend school. He now lives in Scripts Ranch in San Diego, California and really living out his musical dreams.
He gave us some background about San Diego by saying, “It’s a unique, different vibe. You can go 15 minutes in either direction and be at the beach or in the mountains. It’s crazy how just 30 minutes away and you can be in snow. It’s also pretty big, and the traffic can be a hassle and unpredictable. It’s not normal rush hour traffic like we think of.”
We asked about Renting A Car and he said, “If you are staying out far from the center of San Diego, you may want a car, but it’s really easy to get around and there is Uber and Lyft that you can use.”
We asked, “When is the best time to visit San Diego?”
He said, “The worst time to come is during the summer months!!!!” Listen to the podcast to find out why.
We asked, “What are your favorite things to do there? Do you have any local hacks for things to do? Any festivals? Things people wouldn’t know to check out?”
He said, “CONCERTS EVERYWHERE! There are like 17-18 venues and here are some of his favorites:
- House of blues https://www.houseofblues.com/sandiego
- Observatory in north park https://www.observatorysd.com
- Bang bang https://bangbangsd.com/
- Soma, Where Jay met Billie Ellish
- Farmer’s Markets
- Little Italy, biggest and best
- Kayaking Lajolla Cove– seals https://www.lajollakayak.com/
- Mount SoleDad (Mountain overlooking San Diego) https://www.gosandiego.com/mount-soledad/
- Border to Tijuana Mexico
Okay we love talking about hidden gems — what can’t we miss there? ^^^
For the hot spots at night, here are Jay’s top picks!
- Shore Club (Red Bull Vodka Slushie) https://pbshoreclub.com/
- El Perez https://elprezpb.com/
- Moonshine (country bar) https://www.moonshineflats.com/
The Travel Brats love to find out the best places for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so we have options. Here are Jay’s must haves:
Breakfast: Lahaina Pacific Beach https://www.yelp.com/biz/lahaina-beach-house-san-diego
Great Maple https://thegreatmaple.com/
Morning Glory https://morningglorybreakfast.com/
Gringas — Taco Food Truck https://www.yelp.com/biz/gringas-tacos-and-catering-san-diego
Rocky’s Crowne Pub — http://rockyburgers.com/
Good Onya — organic place https://goodonyaorganic.com/
Ballast Point Beer IPA https://ballastpoint.com/
Tajima — Eatery https://tajimasandiego.com/home-4/tajima-convoy/
Island Prime — good ass steak right on the harbour https://www.cohnrestaurants.com/islandprime
When staying in San Diego, he recommended finding a cool Airbnb to stay at:
Now go adventure, be safe, and have fun!!!!! A huge thank you to Jayson for sharing his insights with us all.