some of the best mexican food in the country is in san diego. a quite a bit of it is in old town. look for the mom and pop places, the little hole in the walls, those places are often the best. one place, ortegas in la jolla....a tiny little place has the best carne asada i've ever had.
So much fun to step back in history with an afternoon at Old Town San Diego. Fun shops at Bazaar Del Mundo offer knick knacks and the like. A must -- grabbing a margarita at any of the restaurants (Casa Guadalajara for one) and people watching.
Somehow every time I've made this drive I've screwed up and ended up driving at night...and yet somehow it was still stunning. Not a ton of diversity in it (not like you'll be going through lots of towns or residential areas), but it's still gorgeous.
PCH for me is home. Yet every time I drive it, I catch my breath at its beauty, changeable nature (in color, sounds, reflections) and true majesty. It is practically in my back yard but something I never take for granted.
we sat for a long time on the spanish steps and just watched people going by. this was actually one of the most crowded cities Ive ever been too...i was a little shocked when I got off the train but you get used to it quickly! Beautiful city and definitely worth seeing! amazing experience.